Workshop: Using MCAS-S in NRM - Hand On! Lessons from the WA NRM Planning for Climate Change Experience (Prebooked delegates only) — YRD
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Meeting Room 1

Prebooked delegates only. To book a place at this workshop, please enquire at the Registration Desk (Foyer G).

MCAS-S (Multi Criteria Analysis Shell) is a free software package developed by ABARES in the federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry. All the regional NRM groups in the South-West of WA are using it in their Planning for Climate Change Projects, finding it a valuable and engaging tool. Building on the themes presented in our paper on the Tuesday afternoon*, we will demonstrate the use of the software and its associated approach in addressing NRM planning issues, and how it can be used to incorporate climate change issues in planning.

This workshop will introduce you to the use of the package, and include some of the fundamental tools it contains, as well as the approach to stakeholder engagement.

Hour 1

• Outline of the approach and the tool;

• Demonstration of examples from SW WA

  - CFI plantation location;

  - use of bioclimatic modelling products;

Hour 2

• Workshopping some example NRM planning issues;

• Developing a simple model in real time.

Expect a lively and engaging workshop with plenty of opportunities to ask questions, and the possibility to get your hands on the package.

[For this – bring your laptop 15 minutes early, and we will have USB sticks with the software installation available.]

*Kaylene Parker, South Coast NRM Inc, Australia, “GIS Platform - a practical demonstration of GIS modelling to assist NRM planners to plan for climate change.” Tuesday 3.30 – 5pm session.