DSS In Environmental Governance: the Case of Forest Management In Greece

Evangelos Tasoulas, Zacharoula Andreopoulou, Panagiotis Lefakis
2011 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainable Agri-production and Environment  
Lately, as sustainability has been globally a key goal at local and regional level, environmental governance and management issues, related to decisions that verify performance have also gained a continuously growing focus. DSSs designed for this purpose can use multi criteria analysis and indicators to implement sustainable forest management. This DSS application includes 6 variables for the forest and by using the specific programming code based on If -Then statements of Visual Basic,
more » ... cally selects and decides management measures to propose to the forest manager as an output for each variable. This happens by estimating the interaction of different variables in the forest, which concerns the allowance or conflict case of two different uses. The manager can accept, reject or complete the proposed measures. Such a DSS application can easily be connected to other software as GIS or CAD and can easily be expanded to many new technology applications.
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