Common Futures provides technical simulation modeling, spatial analysis, and GIS capabilities to address a wide range of ecological and landscape analysis problems.
Let us assist you with your scientific programming needs - data modeling and analysis, simulation modeling, machine learning, visualization. Common Futures can provide high quality applications with source code for desktop and web platforms, and can assist you in understanding and interpreting your data.
Scenario Planning provides a powerful mechanism for exploring alternative futures. With Common Futures, you can have our technical modeling team quantify the concepts and policies to understand consequences of various alternative land use policies and strategies.
Common Futures provides basic and advanced GIS services, including
spatial data analysis and spatial modeling for habitat assessments,
water resources analyses, climate change mapping, and a variety of similar tasks.
As water becomes increaingly scarce, smart management of water resources is
no longer ajust an option, it's a requirements. Our water resources specialists
bring andvanced capabilities for modeling coupled water resource systems
under current and future climate.
Working with Skagit County, WA, we developed a suite of highly detailed, locally customized alternative future planning scenario models supporting a citizen-driven community visioning process, winning a Govenor's Smart Planning Award.
Working with Washington's Department of Natrual Resources, the Common Futures team developed maps of potential forest vegetation changes and fire regimes under current and several future sclimate scenarios.
For this project, we worked with Agriculture Canada and Environment Canada to model a variety of policy scenarios, coupled with a variety or related bioysical and ecological processes.
Common Futures is training partners at Boise State University on the use of Envision to model a set of alternative future scenarios reflecting water supply and demand, human population growth, land use policy and related factors, with the goal of assessing trajectories of change in the Boise, Idaho region.
Common Futures is assisting researchers at the Univerity of Hawaii in developing a future scenarios model focusing on coral reef health, impacts from terrestrial runoff, and associated ecosystem services evaluations, including training in the use of the Envision integrated scenario modeling platform.