Decision support for adaptive action - assessing the potential of geographic visualization
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionJournal of Environmental Planning and Management. 2015, 58 (12), 2193-2211. 10.1080/09640568.2014.973937
This study explores the role of geographic visualization for supporting the implementation of climate change adaptation. Interviews and group discussions with planners and decision makers indicate that geographic visualization bears primary potential for communicative purposes. In order to respond to analytical needs a high level of interactivity including the exploration of background data and the ability to link the tools with own databases were some of the key requirements made by the participants. The study concludes that more than better climate predictions, awareness and involvement may be precisely what is needed to narrow the implementation gap in climate change adaptation.