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SteerPlex's tools are split into three groups:

1. To use todayThese tools are ready for you to start using today. They come with full instructions and documentation, and can be used with no formal training, though we would advise familiarising yourself with the tools before using them.

2. To use in the futureThese tools represent approaches which need to be developed for each specific question or topic they are applied to. The tools are demonstrated here using examples from the ERIE project.

3. Advanced: We expect these tools to be of most interest to those already employing quantitative or computational modelling approaches. They require a high level of expertise and familiarity with scientific/policy modelling.

To Use Today


Fuzzy Cognitive Maps

A participatory workshop tool:

A methodology in which a group of stakeholders collaboratively develop a simple, semi-quantitative model of a focal issue during the course of a workshop 



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Spatial Networks

A participatory workshop tool

A tool for the interpretation of the role of spatial distances in networks



Complex Control Tool

An interactive web-tool: 

A methodology for analysing causal models and determining

those nodes with most influence on the system.




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Waste-2-Resource Innovation

A participatory workshop tool

Detailed step-by-step empirical guidance on how to change your organisation's waste products into resources





How are tools used in practice? 


Insights on how tools are used in policy making


To Use in the Future



INFOrM: Incident Food Modelling

An agent-based model:

An agent-based model of the UK beef mince supply chain



Humber ABM Interface


An agent-based model: 

An agent-based model of the interaction of policies and the factors that affect the development of a long term, sustainable market for the recycling of organic waste



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FIITT Serious Game

A Serious Game interactive web-tool: 

An interactive and customisable 'serious game' designed to

simulate the development of a food scare



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Model Analysis:

Intelligent exploration of models' parameter spaces.






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