The Integrated Assessment Society (TIAS) is a not-for-profit-entity created to promote the community of inter-disciplinary and disciplinary scientists, analysts and practitioners who develop and use integrated assessment. The goals of the society are to nurture this community, to promote the development of IA and to encourage its wise application. TIAS members include scientists, practitioners and policy advisors from multiple sectors and from 23 countries around the world.
About Integrated Assessment
TIAS defines Integrated assessment (IA) as the scientific “meta-discipline” that integrates knowledge about a problem domain and makes it available for societal learning and decision-making processes. Scientific and stakeholder knowledge is drawn from many disciplines and a wide range of methods are applied.
IA plays an important role in environmental management by providing integrated knowledge management tools and processes for addressing complex environmental problems, and for promoting transformations towards sustainable development.
- TIAS Quarterly newsletter, June 2020 – Feature: Ecological civilization – A new development paradigm
- TIAS Quarterly Newsletter, December 2019 – Feature: A proposal for improving the evaluation of complex IA models
- In Memory of Arjen Hoekstra 1967-2019
- TIAS Newsletter October 2019 – Theme: Policy and science in post-truth society
- New Publication: Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty
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“Five ways to ensure that models serve society: a manifesto”
An international team of 22 authors, among them TIAS members, has published a comment in a Une issue of Nature, about responsible modeling in the face of uncertainty:
"Five ways to ensure that models serve society: a manifesto" - Pandemic politics highlight how predictions need to be transparent and humble to invite insight, not blame: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01812-9
A press release can be found here: https://www.uu.nl/en/news/plea-for-acknowledgement-of-uncertainties-in-policy-guiding-models-no-one-model-can-serve-all
The supplement (a 46 page word document with 264 references) contains excellent examples of good and bad modeling practices, that can be used in teaching: