Session 19: Interactive Agent-Based Simulations for Renewable Resource Management

1:40 - 3:00 PM | Room 106

Interactive Agent-Based Simulations for Renewable Resource Management: The Companion Modeling Approach

Christophe Le Page and Arthur Perrotton

The companion modeling approach involves local stakeholders as well as scientific domain experts to draw new knowledge from agent based simulation models of renewable natural resource management systems by giving effect to long-term visions discussed and analyzed collectively. Allowing stakeholders collectively to see progressive changes in the system stimulates their joint ability to comprehend the mechanisms of decision-making processes (theirs and also those of other participants). In this demonstration of the companion modeling approach, we present some examples of context-specific participatory agent-based simulations.