WP6: Evaluation of SEAMLESS-IF and its components in typical real situations

 

Leader : Jacques Wery, INRA, Montpellier, France 

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The overall objectives of Work Package 6 is to test, evaluate and guide improvement of SEAMLESS-IF and its components (indicators, models, participatory methods) in the context of two Test cases. The applicability, robustness and reliability of SEAMLESS-IF is tested, evaluated and improved iteratively with the other WPs, while using it to address specific questions. These questions are translated into scenarios that will be evaluated, using tools and procedures developed by the other WPs. Interactions with users and stakeholders will take place both during the initial process of indicators and scenario definition, and during the final process of output analysis.

Two specific objectives relate to testing, improving and evaluating the scientific and technical performance of SEAMLESS-IF when applied to test cases of policy evaluation. This will be conducted in close interaction with WP1-5:

 

1. To evaluate the applicability, robustness and reliability of the SEAMLESS-IF tools developed in WP 2, 3 and 4. These tools are indicators (WP2); databases and farm typology generators (WP4), quantitative models and their integrating interfaces (WP3); qualitative tools to capture issues not handled by quantitative models (WP2).

2. To evaluate the applicability, robustness and reliability of the SeamFrame architecture (produced by WP5) to ensure successful integration of databases, models, and indicators.

Two additional objectives relate to testing, improving, and evaluating the applicability, robustness and reliability of the SEAMLESS-IF in a user context. This will be conducted in close connection with WP1 and WP7:

3. To evaluate the applicability, robustness and reliability of the participatory methods developed in WP7 when applying and using SEAMLESS-IF in interaction with users and stakeholders. These methods will be used to manage the interactions with users and stakeholders that will take place both during the initial process of indicators and scenario identification (for Test case 2 only) and during the final process of results analysis (for Test case 1 and 2).

4. To provide input to the development of training material and training sessions (by WP7) and to test these in real situations.