Unit 8: Thinking Back to the Future

Happy Back to the Future Day!!!! 21/10/2015 was the date the fictitious character, Marty McFly, traveled 25 years into his future to save himself (IMDB, 2015). Just as Marty McFly confronts the impacts of past decisions and alter the course of his future, scenario planning also looks at the potential impacts of past and future…

Unit 7: Risky Business

This week we looked at tools and methodologies for scoping potential decision options. This has particular relevance, in the wake of a decision made by Northern Territory EPA’s to not demand an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of a major port development. Port Melville is a partially constructed deep-sea port in a location protected as an…

Unit 6: Aviary pheasant way to collect data

In unit 6, we covered how data gathering and analysis can be done in different ways, and how these effect decisions making. Today I’d like to show you an example of Citizen Science, an initiative run by Birdlife Australia. Birdlife Australia, a not for profit bird conservation organization, has created a central database for all…