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ISIE-SEM perpetual online conference: Session 6, January 2021

We are happy to announce the 6th session of the ISIE Socioeconomic Metabolism Section perpetual online conference: “Towards Sustainable Material Stocks.”

In our socio-economic metabolism, material stocks are the other side of the coin to material flows. We need to consider b...

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ISIE-SEM perpetual online conference: December session

Industrial Ecology and the Circular Economy – Open Online Micro-Conference on Dec 9, 2020

To keep up a good research spirit these days, the section on “Socioeconomic metabolism” of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) arranges a monthly online confer...

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ISIE Socioeconomic Metabolism Section perpetual online conference. Session 4

Dear ISIE members,   We’re happy to announce the ISIE Socioeconomic Metabolism Section perpetual online conference, Session 4 – November 27 :  Nutrients for Food   Nitrogen (N) and Potassium (K), Phosphorus (P) are the essential nutrients in plant growth. Commercial f...

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Third Session for The ISIE Socioeconomic Metabolism perpetual online conference – Oct. 9th!

Dear ISIE members,

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

Session 3 – October 9: Resource constraints of the green transition

To avert dangerous climate change, a transition to ...

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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 ...

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The ISIE Socioeconomic Metabolism perpetual online conference – announcement and first session

Dear ISIE members,

We’re happy to announce the ISIE Socioeconomic Metabolism Section perpetual online conference and its first session.

Introducing the ISIE-SEM Perpetual Online Conference

Due to current circumstances and uncertainties around Covid-19, th...

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Guideline Proposal for Data Modelling in MFA - Request for feedback from section members

Dear members of the section for socioeconomic metabolism section and fellow MFA practitioners,

A large number of datasets are being compiled and produced as part of material flow analysis (MFA) research, but many of them are not available or cumbersome to extract (pdf, lacking systems c...

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14th ISIE-SEM Section Conference during EcoBalance 2020 from September 8 - 11 in Japan (updated)

Dear SEM section members,

We are glad to announce that the 14th ISIE-SEM section conference will be held during EcoBalance 2020 from September 8 - 11 in Japan. The SEM section
meeting will be organized as a special session in EcoBalance 2020 which is an international conference on...

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New SEM board elected

In November the Socio-Economic Metabolism (SEM) section held elections for a new board. There was a great list of candidates to choose from and we would like to thank all members who made themselves available for this election, as well as all the people who voted in this election. The new board that...

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Major update of the industrial ecology database now available!

The prototype of an industrial ecology data commons (IEDC), based on a comprehensive data model for socioeconomic metabolism (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jiec.12890) and hosted at the University of Freiburg, Germany, contains now almost 1.1 million data points in 180 datasets.

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Make sustainability science a cumulative effort!

The work life of a researcher working sustainable development can be frustrating at times, owing to widespread pay-wall publishing, poor data reporting practices, and in parts low standards for conducting sound and reproducible research. Still today, too many doctoral candidates start their work wit...

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Good Scientific Practice in Industrial Ecology - A Factsheet

Inspired by discussions during the ISIE conference in Beijing, I compiled a fact sheet on Good Scientific Practice in Industrial Ecology, based on some teaching material that I had available and input from colleagues who are acknowledged.

The document, which is available under

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