The Delegation of Innovation - and data Laboratory (IDlab) of the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management visited IIASA to exchange knowledge and strengthen collaboration with the institute.

The Head of IDlab, Corline Koolhaas led the delegation, accompanied by Jasper van Vliet, IDlab Chief Data Scientist, and over 20 other delegates, to meet with IIASA Director General Albert van Jaarsveld and IIASA researchers from the Advancing Systems Analysis Program (ASA), Energy, Climate, and Environment Program (ECE), and Population and Just Societies Program (POPJUS).

The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate works at improving safety, confidence and sustainability regarding transport, infrastructure, environment and housing. As part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, they are committed to creating sustainable solutions for the improvement of mobility access and effective water management.

IIASA participants and IDlab delegation members delivered the following presentations during the meeting:

Jasper van Vliet, Chief Data Scientist, IDlab
Introduction to IDlab

Keywan Riahi, Energy, Climate, and Environment Program Director, IIASA
Introduction to the Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Piotr Zebrowski, Research Scholar, Advancing Systems Analysis Program, IIASA
Introduction to Exploratory Modelling of Human-natural Systems

Stephanie Wassenburg, Sr. Advisor / Behavioral and data science, IDlab
Agent-based modelling at the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT)

Ian McCallum, Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability Research Group Leader, Advancing Systems Analysis Program, IIASA
Introduction to the Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability Research Group

Paul Merkx, Senior Data Scientist, IDlab
AI models at the inspectorate: beyond technical challenges

Thomas Schinko, Equity and Justice Research Group Leader, Population and Just Societies Program, IIASA
ABM2Policy, IIASA fairSTREAM and JustTrans4All projects

Jasper van Vliet, Chief Data Scientist, IDlab, and Marius Schaeffer, GIS Specialist, IDlab
Degassing of ships in inland waters

Presentations were followed by a Discussion session, moderated by Nadejda Komendantova, Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group Leader, Advancing Systems Analysis Program, IIASA

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