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==IMAGE 3 Documentation==
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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 model is developed by the IMAGE team under the authority of 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].
  
 
===What is IMAGE?===
 
===What is IMAGE?===
IMAGE is an ecological-environmental 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 like climate change, biodiversity and human well-being. The objective of IMAGE described here (version {{#show:IMAGEversion |?HasCurrentVersion}}, released in 2014) is to explore the long-term dynamics and impacts of global change as the result of interacting demographic, technological, economic, social, cultural and political 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 through the site ===
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===Navigate the website ===
''To get acquainted with IMAGE framework:''
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Below, we briefly indicate some of the information available on this website.
* [[IMAGE_framework introduction|Introduction]] to framework and Integrated Assessment Modelling.
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''To become acquainted with the IMAGE framework:''
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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:''
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''Policy-related pages:''
 
*[[Climate policy]], [[Air pollution and energy policies]] and [[Land and biodiversity policies]] comprise the policy response components.
 
*[[Climate policy]], [[Air pollution and energy policies]] and [[Land and biodiversity policies]] comprise the policy response components.
* [[Policy_interventions_overview|Policy interventions overview]] links to policy interventions pages of the models.
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* [[Policy_interventions_overview|Policy interventions overview]] provides access to the ''Policy issues'' pages of the models.
*[[Applications|Projects/applications overview]] links to projects where IMAGE framework has been applied.
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*[[Applications|Projects/applications overview]] links to projects in which the IMAGE framework has been applied.
''Model related pages:''
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''Model-related pages:''
* [[Framework_overview|Framework overview]] links to all components,e.g. drivers, core models, impact models and policy responses.
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* [[Framework_overview|Model components overview]] links to all components (e.g. drivers, core models, impact models and policy responses).
* [[Dataflow overview|Dataflow overview]] links to the input/output and models
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* [[Dataflow overview|Data flow overview]] links to the input/output of all components.
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''Assessment-related pages:''
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* [[Applications]]
  
===Availability of data results from the framework===
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===Availability of data results ===
The [[Download]] page links to viewers showing scenario indicators (>200) of a number of projects.
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* 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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* 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.
At IIASA ([http://tntcat.iiasa.ac.at/RcpDb/dsd?Action=htmlpage&page=welcome RCP Database (version 2.0)]) IMAGE scenario results are part of the model set. At this site you can view and compare many indicators.
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===Availability of models===
 
===Availability of models===
Most of the models are not available as downloadable software at the moment. They are too complex and rely on use by experts.
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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 [http://www.pbl.nl/en/publications/integrated-assessment-of-global-environmental-change-with-IMAGE-3.0IMAGE 3.0 book] is the origin of the content of this site. Here we extend and actualise the information on IMAGE framework.
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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 {{#show:IMAGEversion |?HasCurrentVersion}}, released in 2014) towards IMAGE 2.5.
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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:

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.
  • At IIASA (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.

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