WISE aims 1) to improve decision making over wicked socio-environmental disruptions and the evaluation of decision outcomes, and 2) to build-up resilience and adaptation to wicked socio-environmental disruptions. WISE develops and tests a new national-level integrative policy mechanism, Policy Operations Room (POR), which has the capacity to design rapid, evidence-based adaptation policies to unexpected socio-environmental disruptions with multiple drivers and impacts. POR consists of war-room-like emulation exercises in which participants mimic how they would decide in a real-life disruption. POR draws on national and international experts to provide a test bed for integrating rapid and comprehensive science advice to the most complex policy challenges facing a small and transnationally exposed nation state like Finland.
Professor Janne Hukkinen
University of Helsinki
janne.i.hukkinen (at) helsinki.fi