In the long-term, we envision the EARTHscope as a full-fledged application -- "the power-point of sustainability,"
as advisor Hardin Tibbs calls it -- with an authoring suite that allows users build their own ES presentations.
The ES player will feature scenario modeling and game tools that would enable users to:
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- Make on-the-fly queries to online databases
- Build and test run critical path scenarios
- Build animated maps and graphs to support their own scenario models
- Replay, save, and post scenarios
An online ES community would let individuals and organizations share information, build education networks,
and use the ES for strategic planning. Early features could include:
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- Exchange successful or failed scenarios along with working assumptions
- Access shared online white boards and discussion forums for collaboration
- Poll users, track responses to discover the importance that users ascribe to various issues, parameters and milestone events
- Build scenarios in an online collaborative environment