Decision Support Tools (DST)
A Decision Support Tool (DST) is a spatially based computer application or data used for conveying scientific information that informs decision-making through synthesis and interpretation of quantifiable and repeatable scientific data. They provide a process for organizing existing geographical, physical, and biological data for better management of natural resources. The tools which are covered in the decision support courses are interactive, computer-based tools using information and models to improve the process or outcome of strategic conservation planning. Our decision support tools are not a ‘black box’; they do not make decisions for managers, but can be used to facilitate the efficient use of historical and existing resource information.
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Each of the free courses include: videos, readings, presentations, discussions, a course quiz, and a downloadable certificate of completion for each separate course. You can take as many courses as you like in any order. Individual course mastery is set at 80%. Once you achieve 80% mastery you will be prompted to download your certificate of completion