It is the hope of CIRAIG, the initiators of the OpenIO-Canada model, that the model and the tool will be continuously improved. The Known limitations section provides many known areas for improvement. Reading the Methodology report and auditing the associated data and calculation files may unveil other model aspects that can be improved.

Here’s how you can contribute:

Active participation in development:

Criticism of the model and its assumptions are very warmly welcome. Solutions make us happier. Active contributions to the model make us positively giddy. If you have expertise in input-output, know better sources of environmental data, or like to develop in html/php and can think of ways to improve the online tool, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sponsoring development:

Another way that you can contribute to the development of the OpenIO-Canada model is by sponsoring work. Financially backing up research and development work will allow researchers to improve the model and the tool. Please contact us for more information.