New year, new adventures

Socio-Economic Metabolism

Happy 2013, and Happy Lunar New Year for next weekend.


Our blog at has been a little quiet lately. Your contributions are very welcome! The blog gets plenty of traffic (over 1100 hits to date) so is a great way to describe and promote your institutions, advertise conferences and jobs, and alert international colleagues to recent research and publications. Showcasing institutes, especially, has been a very popular feature. Please send articles (and images if available) to They don’t need to be long – 200 to 300 words are plenty – and we have an in-house editor if you have any concerns about your English. We look forward to receiving your contributions.


ISIE membership renewals are now due. Please renew at if you have not already done so, to continue to be part of the exciting conversation about industrial ecology and socio-economic metabolism.


The next ISIE conference will be held in June 2013 in Ulsan, South Korea.  Click here to learn more about our conferences. Members receive a significant discount on registration fees. Speaking of conferences, the last SEM section conference was held in Darmstadt, Germany in September 2012. The section board is seeking expressions of interest for a host for the next section conference, in September 2014 … where would you suggest? Please send expressions of interest to by the end of February, and the section board will discuss them at its next meeting.


Heinz Schandl