Texas A&M University
This initiative developed and demonstrated the utility of geo-referenced methods and related data/information bases for assessing impact of changes in technology and policy on agriculture and natural resource use. A suite of geo-referenced economic, environmental, and biophysical models is being developed and linked. The resulting global decision support system (GDSS) includes critical foundation data for spatially explicit analyses as well as access through global networking to other models and sources of relevant information. The GDSS is being developed and adapted for use at levels of scale from farm to global. Methods are being developed and refined using relevant real-world assessments at varying scales as development-demonstration platforms.