ISIE Socioeconomic Metabolism perpetual online conference on “Spatially explicit SEM research”

Dear ISIE members,

We are happy to announce the second session of the ISIE Socioeconomic Metabolism Section perpetual online conference.

Session 2 – September: Spatially explicit SEM research

Date and Time: Wednesday September 2, 2020 16:00-17:30 Central European Time (time conversion).

Chair: Stefan Giljum / WU Vienna, Austria


Dan Moran / NTNU Trondheim, Norway: “From satellite to supply chains: connecting earth observation data to supply chain models”.

Victor Maus / WU Vienna, Austria: “Using earth observation data to map economic activities: the example of the global mining sector”.

Jing Guo / Nagoya University, Japan: “Urban development and sustainability challenges: 4d-GIS assessments of material flows and stocks of buildings in China”.

Neus Escobar / University of Bonn, Germany: “Mapping carbon emissions embodied in Brazil's soy exports with spatially explicit footprint approaches”.

Online location:
Zoom (allows audience interaction):

YouTube broadcast (watch only): Link will be announced prior to online session 

Stay tuned for:

  • Announcement of dates of upcoming sessions on the following topics: Resources for food, nutrients, and footprints; MFA data & standardization; MFA in scenario analyses; Material Stock/Flow and Climate Change Adaptation; SEM and the Oceans.

  • Conference website including abstract submission page for you to present your research in a future session.

The ISIE-SEM perpetual online conference aims to bring together our community and continue advancing sustainability science in these extraordinary times, as well as providing a low-barrier introduction to our work to people who are curious about socio-economic metabolism research but not yet part of our community. It is not intended to replace our biannual section conferences.

We’d love to receive your comments and answer any questions you may have –

We look forward to meeting you at the second session of the ISIE Socioeconomic Metabolism perpetual online conference!

Best regards,

The SEM section board

Hiroki Tanikawa, Stefan Pauliuk, Gang Liu, Kazuyo Matsubae, Helen Ann Hamilton, Peter-Paul Pichler, Stefan Giljum and Tomer Fishman

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