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ONEforest will develop a Multi-Criteria Decision Support System (MCDSS) based on methods from operations research, for the direct and immediate use by stakeholders. The MCDSS includes ecological, economic and social target indicators. It is able to make the interlinkages detected in the system dynamic (SD) approach visible for stakeholders as decision making trade-offs between the target indicators, ultimately presenting and aligning regionally prioritised management goals with suitable silvicultural concepts while visualising the impact of stakeholder decision making on the friendly forest-wood value chains (FWVC). The MCDSS which is delivered as a software application will allow stakeholders to “play around” and understand the consequences of their decisions. From a stakeholder perspective this will be highly informative and will support currently challenged communication pathways between various interest groups along the FWVC.

The developed MCDSS will be provided for free download under open access regulations (e.g. Creative Common Licence, General Public Licence).