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MMOWGLI stands for Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet. It is a message-based game to encourage innovative thinking by many people, connected via the Web. It has been used to study a number of topics, such as how the Navy can prepare for the future of energy......starting in 2021 and beyond. The MMOWGLI project was originally sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for the United States Navy. The goal of the project is to explore the potential of a Massively Multiplayer Online War Game Leveraging the Internet (MMOWGLI), with a variety of themes, to expand engagement in military and non-military strategy development for complex geopolitical problems. The platform is designed to support large numbers of distributed global players working together on idea generation and action planning, with an eye towards surfacing innovative outlier strategies. Several dozen games, workshops and courses have used the MMOWGLI platform.

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Geographic Scope: Worldwide

Project Status: Active - recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Classification or tagging, DIY hacking/making, Data analysis, Finding entities, Geolocation, Identification, Learning, Observation, Problem solving, Site selection and/or description,

Start Date: 2012-01-01

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Fields of Science: Animals, Archeology and cultural, Astronomy and space, Biology, Chemistry, Climate and weather, Computers and technology, Disaster response, Ecology and environment, Education, Geography, Geology and earth science, Health and medicine, Nature and outdoors, Ocean/water and marine, Physics, Pollinators/insects, Psychology, Social science, Transportation

Intended Outcomes: Programmatic, Research development, Civic and community, Individual learning, Conservation,