Wednesday, October 1, 2014

INQUIMUS Workshop @ Salzburg, Edmundsburg

The first INQUIMUS workshop was successfully held in Salzburg from September 15-17, 2014. The thematic scope of the workshop aimed to bring together experts for the ‘spatial view’ to discuss recent developments, achievements and challenges in the spatial assessment of multi-dimensional, latent phenomena. The workshop was opened by the movie ‘What happiness is’ about the measurement of the Gross National Happiness Product (GNH) in Bhutan, which sparked first discussions on how to measure such complex phenomena. During the workshop the experts discussed specific issues on available datasets to represent indicators, key methods for developing spatial indicators and indices and issues around validation/uncertainty and sensitivity analysis. Because of its interactivity and small size, the workshop was very much dedicated to the topics and helped to gain insights into this specific theme. To continue the series of INQUIMUS workshops – Integrating quantitative and qualitative assessment methodologies for multi-dimensional phenomena - a 2nd workshop is scheduled for September 2015 to be held at EURAC in Bozen/Italy.

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