A visualization tool to support decision making in environmental and biological planning

Environmental Modelling and Software
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Large-scale ecosystem management involves consideration of many factors for informed decision making. The EverVIEW Data Viewer is a cross-platform desktop decision support tool to help decision makers compare simulation model outputs from competing plans for restoring Florida's Greater Everglades. The integration of NetCDF metadata conventions into EverVIEW allows end-users from multiple institutions within and beyond the Everglades restoration community to share information and tools. Our development process incorporates continuous interaction with targeted end-users for increased likelihood of adoption. One of EverVIEW's signature features is side-by-side map panels, which can be used to simultaneously compare species or habitat impacts from alternative restoration plans. Other features include examination of potential restoration plan impacts across multiple geographic or tabular displays, and animation through time. As a result of an iterative, standards-driven approach, EverVIEW is relevant to large-scale planning beyond Florida, and is used in multiple biological planning efforts in the United States.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A visualization tool to support decision making in environmental and biological planning
Series title Environmental Modelling and Software
DOI 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.09.008
Volume 62
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Elsevier Science Ltd.
Publisher location Oxford
Contributing office(s) Southeast Ecological Science Center
Description 9 p.
First page 221
Last page 229
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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