The Model Explorer is a simple and user-friendly web-based application to explore and run the models without the need to be a modelling expert. The application is primarily targeted at civil society, with the aim of empowering society to actively participate in an evidence-based public debate on pathways towards a carbon-neutral society. It allows users to explore the complex links between energy production and consumption, climate change, land use, economy and other social dimensions. This will help raise awareness of the impact of behaviour patterns on the systems we rely on and vice-versa. As such, the application can also be used in pedagogical work, e.g. in schools, or by youth groups and civil society organisations.
In contrast to the Model Analyst, which gives the user a large degree of freedom to parameterise the models and obtain customised model results, the Model Explorer will be implemented with limited functionality but high attention to ease of use and easy comprehension.
To ensure the application’s user-friendliness and practical relevance, we strive to co-design the application’s interface together with its targeted user groups. Stakeholder involvement is further assured in the development of scenarios and prioritisation of policies that will be modelled. Useful guidance on the use of the application will be provided.
In the following button you are able to evaluate the first release of the Model explorer tool. The tool is running with 25.000 simulations of WILIAM v1.1. The tool is not fully functional and there are problems with real-time model integration. Therefore, the simulation results when the scenario is not pre-simulated are not real and belong to a pre-simulated scenario. We are working to solve this problem
Targeted at: Civil society and educators.
Available from: A version of the web-based application is available on this website.
Format: Web application (based on WILIAM version 1.1).
License: MIT open source license.
Support: User manual is available in Deliverable 11.1.
For specific questions concerning the Model Explorer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.