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DESSIM: A Decision Support system for the management of Israel’s Mediterranean Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

DESSIMLed by: Dr. Gideon Gal, Kinneret Limnological Laboratory, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research
The focus of the DESSIM project is the development of a key component of a decision support system for the management of Israel’s EEZ ecosystem. This includes a series of ecosystem models built on the Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) approach and is comprised of a mass-balance model (Ecopath), a time varying model (Ecosim) and a time-spatially varying model (Ecospace). The models will allow examination of possible management policies that coordinate the exploration and conservation of marine resources considering and reconciling different trade-offs. The models will provide governmental agencies and stakeholders the ability to diagnose the impact of potential intervention in the ecosystem in terms of management alternatives, and identify the large multi-scale impacts of change.

 

Project partners include:
IOLR (G. Gal, E. Ofir, X. Corrales)
Tel Aviv University (M. Goren, D. DeSegni)
SAMS (S. Haymens)
IRD (M. Coll)
EII (J. Steenbeck)

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