The Common Futures team are experts at scientific programming - supporting model formulation and development, data analytics, and visualization services. Let our experts work with your team to bring your ideas of models to life quickly and using state-of-the-art software approaches. We can help define model requirements, assemble code, develop new models from data, and provide a variety of visualization options for presenting your results.
Our scientific programming services focus on the following areas:
The Ontario, Canada region needed to understand the implications of climate change on agricultural systems, exploring how differnt cropping systems would respond to shifts in growing season length, changing markets, and similar drivers. Because of the complexity of the interactions driving this system, they needed a custom model that could pull together the various factors that determine success of the agricultural system and allow exploration of the effects of these drivers on change.
For this project, we worked with Agriculture Canada to develop a farming systems model, customized for the cropping systems that are the basis of the agricultural system in the region.
The resulting simulation model will inform a stakeholder-engaged scenario planning process that will lead to increased understanding of the possible impacts of climate change, population growth, and other change drivers on water supply and demand, including assesssment of a variety of alternative water management policies.