Open-Source Decision Models
Most policy decisions are complicated and controversial. Decision models can play a crucial role in helping stakeholders figure out what they agree about and what they don’t. Open-source models are available to anyone interested in downloading, reviewing, and running with different assumptions.
This enables stakeholders to explore the issues themselves rather than rely on the ‘expert’ black-box analysts. Figure out which assumptions really make a difference; several organizations have used Analytica models in this way. Because Analytica models are more transparent than traditional spreadsheets or black-box simulations, participants can more easily understand the assumptions and their implications.
Integrated Climate Assessment Model
Possibly the most sophisticated environmental model created with Analytica, the ICAM model has generated a wide range of valuable insights into how to adapt to global climate change.
From Controversy to Consensus: California’s Offshore Oil…
Offshore oil in California is highly controversial. But, Lumina’s decision model on decommissioning oil platforms led to consensus for “rigs to reefs”.
Are farmed salmon safe to eat?
By comparing the risks and health benefits of farmed salmon, Finnish analysts show that eating farmed salmon is much healthier than eating beef and other animal proteins.
Do Inuit hunters threaten whale populations?
Population variance, whale fertility and mortality in the absence of hunting are considered in this Analytica model to evaluate the risk to whale populations.
Is Bike Sharing Good for Your Health?
City bike share programs are popular methods of improving health, but with increased injury risks and exposure to pollutants, do they actually have a positive effect on health?
Helping Global Companies Purchase Electricity Sustainably
Most large organizations try to procure electricity from renewable sources to minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. See how some are weighing their options.