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The DSS WadBOS and EU policies implementation
van Buuren, J.T.; Engelen, G.; van de Ven, K. (2002). The DSS WadBOS and EU policies implementation, in: Gomes, F.V. et al. (Ed.) Littoral 2002: 6th International Symposium Proceedings: a multi-disciplinary Symposium on Coastal Zone Research, Management and Planning, Porto, 22-26 September 2002: volume 2. pp. 533-540
In: Gomes, F.V.; Taveira Pinto, F.; das Neves, L. (Ed.) (2002). Littoral 2002: 6th International Symposium Proceedings: a multi-disciplinary Symposium on Coastal Zone Research, Management and Planning, Porto, 22-26 September 2002: volume 2. EUCC/EUROCOAST: Porto. ISBN 972-8558-09-0. XII, 614 pp., more

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  • van Buuren, J.T., more
  • Engelen, G.
  • van de Ven, K.

Abstract
    WadBOS is an information system to support policy making in the Dutch Wadden Sea. WadBOS has been developed to be useful for and usable by the decision makers in the region. From the development process of the WadBOS DSS can be learned that a well-defined partnership of competent authorities, end users, system developers and domain specialists are key to successful development. A clearly defined policy framework facilitates a DSS to become a useful and tailor made instrument. The present EU policies implementation process encourages the further development of WadBOS like DSS systems for coastal zones. Through these integrated tools reasonable expectations for the results of policies over time can be generated and transparently communicated. Strategic environmental assessments using integrated DSS tools enable to define realistic ecological objectives and are thus a basic step in the analytical process for further adjustrnent of monitoring and assessment plans. As such it facilitates a scientific sound implementation of the Water Framework Directive and provides a broad framework to consider the operationalisation of strategic ICZM principles under the Recommendation for Integrated Coastal Zone Management.

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