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IMAGE is an Integrated Model to Assess the Global Environment.
 
IMAGE is an Integrated Model to Assess the Global Environment.
  
The IMAGE modelling framework has been developed by the [[Colophon|IMAGE team]] under the authority of [http://www.pbl.nl/en PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.]
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The IMAGE modelling framework has been developed by the [[Colophon|IMAGE team]] under the authority of [http://www.pbl.nl/en PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency]. IMAGE is documented on this website (including updates) and in the [http://www.pbl.nl/en/publications/integrated-assessment-of-global-environmental-change-with-IMAGE-3.0 IMAGE 3.0 book]. In 2014, IMAGE has been reviewed by an international advisory board ([http://www.pbl.nl/en/publications/international-review-of-image-30 International review of IMAGE3.0]). The development strategy for the period  2015-2020 is elaborated in the [http://www.pbl.nl/en/publications/image-strategy-document-2015-2020 IMAGE strategy document].
 
 
&#9755; What's [[What's new in IMAGE 3.0|new in IMAGE 3.0]] and what is the [[IMAGE framework/Development for the 2015-2020 period| IMAGE strategy]] for the period 2015-2020.
 
  
 
===What is IMAGE?===
 
===What is IMAGE?===
IMAGE is an ecological-environmental model framework that simulates the environmental consequences of human activities worldwide. It represents interactions between society, the biosphere and the climate system to assess sustainability issues such as climate change, biodiversity and human well-being. The objective of the IMAGE model (version {{#show:IMAGEversion |?HasCurrentVersion}}, released in 2014) is to explore the long-term dynamics and impacts of global changes that result from interacting socio-economic and environmental factors.
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IMAGE is an ecological-environmental model framework that simulates the environmental consequences of human activities worldwide. It represents interactions between society, the biosphere and the climate system to assess sustainability issues such as climate change, biodiversity and human well-being. The objective of the IMAGE model is to explore the long-term dynamics and impacts of global changes that result from interacting socio-economic and environmental factors.
  
 
===Navigate the website ===
 
===Navigate the website ===
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''To become acquainted with the IMAGE framework:''
 
''To become acquainted with the IMAGE framework:''
* [[IMAGE_framework introduction|Introduction]] to the framework and Integrated Assessment Modelling.
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* [[IMAGE framework|Introduction]] to the framework and Integrated Assessment Modelling.
 
* [[IMAGE framework summary|Framework summary]] of drivers, models, impacts and policy responses.
 
* [[IMAGE framework summary|Framework summary]] of drivers, models, impacts and policy responses.
 
''Policy-related pages:''
 
''Policy-related pages:''
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* [[Dataflow overview|Data flow overview]] links to the input/output of all components.
 
* [[Dataflow overview|Data flow overview]] links to the input/output of all components.
 
''Assessment-related pages:''
 
''Assessment-related pages:''
* [[Applications]]  
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* [[Applications|Projects/applications overview]]
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=== Publications ===
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* [[All references overview|All references]] lists the references used on this site.
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* [[IMAGE related publications overview]] lists publications related to IMAGE framework.
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===IMAGE and the Integrated Assessment Model Consortium (IAMC) ===
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IMAGE is part of the global [[IAMC]], an organization of scientific research organizations that pursues scientific understanding of issues associated with integrated assessment modeling and analysis. Several Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) including IMAGE are documented on the [http://www.pbl.nl/advance IAMC models] website. The IMAGE model framework can be compared to other IAMs through the standardised comparison table with the key model characteristics: [http://themasites.pbl.nl/models/advance/index.php/Special:RunQuery/Models-AttributesForm Model Comparison]
  
 
===Availability of data results ===
 
===Availability of data results ===
* The [[Download]] page explains how to download and use the User Support System (USS) for IMAGE scenarios. USS is a viewer showing the scenario indicators (>200) of a number of projects.
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* All scenario data (>200 indicators) for major projects are available for download and for viewing in a User Support System (USS)The [[Download]] page explains how to download and use the USS for IMAGE scenarios. USS is a viewer showing the scenario indicators (>200) of a number of projects.
* At IIASA ([http://tntcat.iiasa.ac.at/RcpDb/dsd?Action=htmlpage&page=welcome RCP Database (version 2.0)]) the IMAGE scenario results are part of the model set. At this website many indicators can be viewed and compared.
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* At IIASA ([http://tntcat.iiasa.ac.at/RcpDb/dsd?Action=htmlpage&page=welcome RCP Database (version 2.0)]) the IMAGE scenario results are part of the database of Integrated Assessment scenarios. At this website many indicators can be viewed and compared.
  
 
===Availability of models===
 
===Availability of models===
Most of the models, currently, are not available as downloadable software. They are too complex and require expert use.
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Most of the models, currently, are not available as downloadable software. They are too complex and require expert use.  
  
 
===The IMAGE 3.0 book===
 
===The IMAGE 3.0 book===
 
The contents of this website originates from the [http://www.pbl.nl/en/publications/integrated-assessment-of-global-environmental-change-with-IMAGE-3.0 IMAGE 3.0 book]. The website extends and actualises all information on the IMAGE framework.
 
The contents of this website originates from the [http://www.pbl.nl/en/publications/integrated-assessment-of-global-environmental-change-with-IMAGE-3.0 IMAGE 3.0 book]. The website extends and actualises all information on the IMAGE framework.
  
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===What's new in IMAGE 3.0===
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* [[What's new in IMAGE 3.0]] summarises the changes in IMAGE (version [[IMAGE 3.0]], released in 2014) compared to the earlier version IMAGE 2.5.
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===Purpose and setup of this site===
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* [[About this website, purpose and setup]]
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Latest revision as of 07:59, 24 May 2018

IMAGE logo

IMAGE is an Integrated Model to Assess the Global Environment.

The IMAGE modelling framework has been developed by the IMAGE team under the authority of PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. IMAGE is documented on this website (including updates) and in the IMAGE 3.0 book. In 2014, IMAGE has been reviewed by an international advisory board (International review of IMAGE3.0). The development strategy for the period 2015-2020 is elaborated in the IMAGE strategy document.

What is IMAGE?

IMAGE is an ecological-environmental model framework that simulates the environmental consequences of human activities worldwide. It represents interactions between society, the biosphere and the climate system to assess sustainability issues such as climate change, biodiversity and human well-being. The objective of the IMAGE model is to explore the long-term dynamics and impacts of global changes that result from interacting socio-economic and environmental factors.

Navigate the website

Below, we briefly indicate some of the information available on this website.

To become acquainted with the IMAGE framework:

Policy-related pages:

Model-related pages:

Assessment-related pages:

Publications

IMAGE and the Integrated Assessment Model Consortium (IAMC)

IMAGE is part of the global IAMC, an organization of scientific research organizations that pursues scientific understanding of issues associated with integrated assessment modeling and analysis. Several Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) including IMAGE are documented on the IAMC models website. The IMAGE model framework can be compared to other IAMs through the standardised comparison table with the key model characteristics: Model Comparison

Availability of data results

  • All scenario data (>200 indicators) for major projects are available for download and for viewing in a User Support System (USS)The Download page explains how to download and use the USS for IMAGE scenarios. USS is a viewer showing the scenario indicators (>200) of a number of projects.
  • At IIASA (RCP Database (version 2.0)) the IMAGE scenario results are part of the database of Integrated Assessment scenarios. At this website many indicators can be viewed and compared.

Availability of models

Most of the models, currently, are not available as downloadable software. They are too complex and require expert use.

The IMAGE 3.0 book

The contents of this website originates from the IMAGE 3.0 book. The website extends and actualises all information on the IMAGE framework.

What's new in IMAGE 3.0

Purpose and setup of this site