Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai (Thailand), 14-18 May 2013

Integration of GIS, Multi-Agent Systems and Companion Modelling for Catchment Management in Northern Thailand

Tentative Program

Date Time Topic Lecturer(s)
Mon, 13 May   Arrival in Chiang Mai (morning) & preparation of the course at CARSR (afternoon) Guy Trébuil & Panomsak Promburom
Tue, 14 May


(2,5 hours)

Overview of the course

Approaches, methods & tools for NRM & planning with stakeholders at the catchment scale

Guy Trébuil


(2,5 hours)

Introduction of the Mae Salaep case : context, problem, problem analysis, past results & limitations Guy Trébuil
Wed, 15 May Morning

Integrating knowledge into a Multi-Agent Systems linked to a GIS :

(1) Methodology (2) Exploration of the Mae Salap MAS-GIS model with the CORMAS platform

Guy Trébuil & Panomsak Promburom

Analysis of the gaming session & discussion on the tools (GIS, MAS, RPG, etc.) and their association

Preparation of the field trip : objectives, program, expected outcomes

Guy Trébuil

Fri, 17 May

Field trip

Day 1

Morning Travel from Chiang Mai to Mae Salaep catchment in Mae Fah Luang District, Chiang Rai province Guy Trébuil & Panomsak Promburom

Landscape analysis of Mae Salaep catchment

Meeting with several key participants in the 2002-2006 Companion Modelling process

Evening Debriefing at the hotel

Sat, 18 May

Field trip

Day 2



Interviews with former participants in the Companion Modelling process Guy Trébuil & Panomsak Promburom

Debriefing at the site & course evaluation

Travel back to Chiang Mai

Evening End of the summer course

Duration : Lectures & hands-on exercices at CARSR : (2,5 x 2) x 3 days = 15 hours

Field trip to the site : 2 days.

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