Basic idea of the module
The goal of the module is to develop and practically discuss target group and region specific adaptation strategies in the face of climate change, which will incorporate the uniqueness of each tourism destination.
Detailed description of the module
This module presents transdisciplinary-acquired data (climate models, hydrological models) and explains the social science background. Based on this knowledge, participants will be presented the results of a tourism questionnaire from Lake Neusiedl. With the help of the questionnaire results, students will interactively develop the best-fit target group and region specific adaptation strategies.
PowerPoint presentation, Explanatory notes, prepared data base in Exel on CD
Description of application during the course
First part: Introduction to lake Neusiedl and its water levels, methodological background, GIS-data, climate change scenarios (inclusion of climate change in a questionnaire through a choice experiment).
Second part: Introduction to the results of the choice experiment, presented in the form of a Decision support system.
Third part: In small groups students will analyse the Decision support system, project results for their specific region, draw conclusions for the practical application of the results, and describe their results in their own word. Students will also present their work.
Aha-effect for students
- Complexity of transdicisplinary research in the context of adaptation strategies and climate change