SAF e-learning material

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System Design

Task: define administrative and virtual system boundaries and ESE linkages, assess the system state (sustainability & Ecosystem Services), identify external hazards, develop a conceptual model, assess data and model resources, develop and discuss feasible alternative scenarios, define success criteria and indicators

SAF - System Design: Theory
SAF - System Design: Exercise


System Formulation

Task: identify and assemble data inputs and variables, build, test, document, calibrate and validate ESE model components.

SAF - System Formulation: theory
SAF - System Formulation: modeling
SAF - System Formulation: Modeling Exercise
Background material for Modeling Exercise: Case Studies


System Assessment and Implementation

Task: link ESE model components into a ESE systems model, run scenario simulations, analyse output data.

Task: specify regulatory and financial requirements, obtain permits, ensure pro-active public information and consultation, identify mitigation measures to reduce, offset, or eliminate negative impacts.

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SAF - System Assessment and Implementation Theory
SAF – Assessment and Implementation Practical Case study example
SAF – Case study: Mussel farming - Role Play Exercise
SAF – Background Information for Role Play Exercise


Monitoring & Evaluation

Task: ensure that required mitigation measures are implemented, evaluate whether mitigation measures are working effectively, validate the accuracy of models or projections, assess if the objectives were reached (indicators), review of the process.

Sustainability indicators background
Sustainability indicators application and examples
Indicator application: Exercise
Final task