Integrated modelling of coupled human-natural systems Research groups

BC3 has a strong focus on methodological innovations in the field of informatics for sustainability. One example is the ARIES (ARtificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services) project (, a highly recognized, pioneering example of an e-science collaboratory where independent actors can develop and share interoperable data and models. ARIES is the most well-known application of the semantically integrated modeling technology designed and developed at BC3, whose scope extends far beyond the current applications. The BC3 team, along with many International partners, has focused on the modeling of ecosystem services to provide a view of coupled human-natural systems that has been widely recognized in science, management and governance. (Lead: F. Villa). 

Science field

Physical Sciences

BC3 - Basque Center for Climate Change
RIS3 Priorities
Main researcher
Ferdinando Villa
Sede Building 1, 1st floor Scientific Campus of the University of the Basque Country 48940 Leioa
How to arrive
Main research lines
  • Scaled complexity in biophysical and social modeling
  • Bridging disciplines: from biophysical to social through agriculture and food security
  • Bridging scales: from process detail and agent behavior to economic and policy instruments