Here are some important resources produced by the MSD community.
Supported by the United States Department of Energy’s Office of Science. This report outlines a vision for MultiSector Dynamics (MSD)vas an emerging transdisciplinary field that seeks to advance our understanding of how human-Earth systems interactions shape the resources, goods, and services on which society depends. The core objective of this MSD Vision Report is to clarify core definitions, share research questions, highlight scientific opportunities, and provide steps for improving the MSD community’s capacity to support needed scientific progress.
This e-book was developed by the Integrated MultiSector, Multiscale Modeling (IM3) project, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, as part of research in the MultiSector Dynamics, Earth and Environmental System Modeling Program. It is living guide to sensitivity analysis and diagnostic model evaluation techniques for confronting the computational and conceptual challenges of multi-model, transdisciplinary workflows. Topics covered include an overview of diagnostic modeling and perspectives on model evaluation, a framework for the basic methods and concepts used in sensitivity analysis, and technical applications supporting diagnostic model evaluation and exploration.
Organized around five sessions held over five days, the workshop series focused on the challenges of modeling and evaluating coastal landscapes of co-evolving human and natural systems subject to influences and stressors, including extreme weather events, sea level rise, natural and anthropogenic disturbances, and other impacts from climate change. The effort was jointly planned and undertaken by the federal interagency C-IHTM Coordinating Group within the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and the MultiSector Dynamics (MSD) research community. The five-day virtual workshop included robust participation from a wide range of science and engineering research communities.
On July 2021 the MSD Urban Systems Working Group, led by Christa Brelsford and Andrew Jones, organized this workshop to provide a venue for coordination and identification of shared objectives, research themes, and major knowledge gaps, as well as developing a shared strategy for addressing these gaps. This report summarizes the outcomes of this workshop.