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Research Coordination Network: Scenarios, Services, and Society

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The main objectives of the Scenarios, Services, and Society (S3) RCN, funded by the National Science Foundation, are to synthesize existing science, catalyze new research, and produce science products to understand and advance sustainable land-use trajectories. The major activities of the S3 RCN are to: (1) generate a suite of qualitative land-use scenarios co-developed by scientists and stakeholders that depict a range of possible future social, economic, and environmental realities for the study region; (2) simulate the land-use scenarios as they interact with multiple environmental stressors using existing modeling frameworks; (3) evaluate the simulated scenarios in terms of bundles of ecosystem services that are defined together with the stakeholders; and (4) share knowledge with broader audiences to advance sustainable land-use trajectories and enhance communities of practice in scenario-based sustainability science. The methods to be employed consist primarily of coordination activities and include: (1) Science and Stakeholder Workshops, (2) Open Technical Workshops to promote methods development and model coupling, (3) Synthesis and Writing Meetings, and (4) a Webinar Learning Series to foster knowledge exchange. 

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DEB-1338809. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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