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Ideator Projects from Lund University

Gaming for uncertainty

October-December 2017

Gaming for uncertainty is an ideation project at Lund University financed by Climate-KIC with the aim to develop an entertaining game that motivates people to want to learn more about what it means to express uncertainty and make decisions. The game include simple daily life problems and a case-study related climate change adaptation. The game will explain the benefits of expressing uncertainty when making predictions and possible ways to make decisions under uncertainty. The game will include prediction and decision problems from daily life that players can relate to, and a fictional game scenario that involves decision making under climate uncertainty, where there is a need to consider the balance between social, economic, and environmental impacts.

Participants:

Ullrika Sahlin (PI), Lund University, Sweden

Igor Kozine, DTU, Denmark

Melanie Kreye, DTU, Denmark

Anthony O’Hagan, University of Sheffield, UK

Matthias Troffaes, Durham University, UK

Boris Schonfeldt, Vejle municipality, Denmark

Igor Linkov, Carneige Mellon University, US

Rasmus Bååth, Lund University

Hampus Söderström, Den Nya Verkligheten (game developer)

External reviewers

Olaf Mosbach-Schulz, EFSA

Peter Gärdenfors, Lund University

Test group

Students in e.g. environmental science, risk engineering.

Express your interest to join the testing group here.

Algorithmic Potato Farming

Senior Lecturer Johanna Alkan Ohlsson from the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research was awarded an Ideation project in January 2017. With an algorithm developed for an optimal timing of applications of fungicides against late blight on potatoes the project want to develop an mobile phone app that allows to use an algorithm by farmers. To minimise the risk of harvest loss for the farmer the project will combine the use of the app with the involvement of an insurance company that will insure the potato harvest. The idea is that the insurance policy will be paid by the money saved due to lower numbers of fungicide application.

Strategies for the adequacy of communications

Kristina Blennow, Guest Professor at Environmental and Energy Systems Studies was awarded for this Climate-KIC Ideation project on the topic of EU policy and private land use in September 2016. It was succsessfully competed in December 2016. Private land owners´ use of the land and how they adapt their management to climate change is crucially important for the climate as well as the supply of goods and ecosystem services in a growing bioeconomy. Unfortunately EU policy and private land use do not always match wich was the topic of this project.