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Moorea IDEA workshop in Berkeley

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Tony just got back from the 3rd Moorea IDEA workshop in Berkeley. The goal of the Moorea Island Digital Ecosystem Avatar (IDEA) is development of the first ‘avatar’ (computational model/digital simulation) of a complete social-ecological system. The IDEA Project will build advanced computational models of a range of complex socio-ecological systems, particularly islands (coupled natural-human systems) and cities (built environment). Although modeling entire socio-ecological systems is still in its infancy, doing so will prove scientifically productive in the short-term and is societally essential in the long-term. The Moorea IDEA will incorporate observations, experiments, data, and theory across a coupled 4D marine-terrestrial landscape to model how physical, chemical, biological, and social processes interact to shape the island’s phenotype.

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