Second Numerical Modelling – Policy Interface Workshop in Nottingham, England, 20-21 June, 2007 Venue: Nightingale Hall of Residence, University of Nottingham Campus, Nottingham, England
Organised by the British Geological Survey
The NMPI process is a unique one which examines the disconnect between the results of numerical models and policy makers. By using a series of workshops, NMPI seeks to understand why model results are not used more often by decision makers. The problem will be examined from two different perspectives: bottom-up (from the perspective of the individual involved in the process) and top-down (how governments and pan-governmental organisations work).
The workshop is a follow-up to the NMPI 1 and will take place on the 20th and 21st June in Nottingham, England.
Aim of workshop
The aim of the workshop is to develop understanding of why models are not used more often by decision makers given that we know (or think we know) what to do? The results of the first workshop showed many of us knew how to go about modelling to engage in decision makers, but this is not usually fulfilled. Therefore, the workshop should consider three main questions:
1. What guidance can be given to ensure that the results of modelling can be used by policy-makers? 2. What are the research needs to fulfil any gaps in knowledge of the process of model uptake? 3. Who else should we be dealing with?
The programme is designed to spend as much time as possible on the first question.
The workshop will take place over two days, 20th and 21st June. It will be based at Nightingale Hall, a hall of residence on the University of Nottingham campus (http://www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/~nighting/life.htm and http://www.uncc.co.uk/pdf/uncc_nightingalehall.pdf). The workshop will be residential and the cost includes accommodation and full board. Accommodation will be provided using study bedrooms with separate, shared bathroom facilities. Delegates can arrive from the evening of 19 June and dinner will be provided. Cost will be between GBP150 and GBP200, with a reduced cost will be considered for students. Delegates are encouraged to send a poster written to a pre-determined template which will be presented on the evening of day 1.
Overview of NMPI 2:
For all relevant documents and a registration form please refer to the links below:
Registration form [PDF] Workshop Programme [PDF] List of Attendees [PDF]
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