Designing an open source modelling system to assess productivity potential and water quality contaminant dynamics at farm and catchment scales
Project Details Ngā taipitopito
Collaborators Ngā haumi
AgResearch | DairyNZ | Environment Southland | GNS Science | Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research | Ministry for the Environment | NIWA | Overseer Ltd | Plant & Food Research | Scion | Victoria University Of Wellington
Transitioning New Zealand’s agricultural landscape to a more diverse and resilient mosaic of land uses requires understanding how land management and water quality interact, and how targeted management can achieve our shared values. This requires our ability to model these interactions using open-source interoperable models feeding off low- or no-cost, readily available and high-quality data.
Interoperable Modelling research is developing a national modelling system that assesses the environmental, production and economic implications of land use and land use change, at farm and catchment scales. The goal is to create a trusted tool that helps individuals and communities achieve agreed land and water quality outcomes.
Researchers have identified an agreed initial set of models, data sources, and visualisation components, and are working with a software platform for integrating and accessing the components. Our programme is co-funded by stakeholders to provide a platform where the best models can ‘talk’ to each another.