The ISIE Socioeconomic Metabolism perpetual online conference

Dear ISIE members,

Due to current circumstances and uncertainties around Covid-19, the ISIE-SEM section has started a monthly series of online sessions to allow exchange in our community even when physical conferences are not possible.

Holding the conference online enables us to avoid not only spatial restrictions, but also temporal limitations – online conferences don’t have to be condensed to a limited number of days like a regular conference. Instead, the ISIE-SEM perpetual online conference will hold its sessions periodically. Think of it as a hybrid conference-webinar series.

Online sessions follow regular session formats – 1.5 h duration, a common theme, 3-4 speakers presenting their research, and time for discussion. Sessions are open – and free – to attend, broadcast live and recorded for later viewing on the ISIE youtube channel. They are scheduled once per month (for now) in alternating hours to accommodate members’ different time zones.

Upcoming events:

May 2021, Progress in modelling the socio-economic metabolism - combining material flow principles and input-output analysis, April 28, 16:00 - 17:30 CEST (show in your timezone)

Past Events:

April 2021, Socio-economic metabolism and the Oceans, April 28, 10:00-12:00 CET

February 2021, Socio-economic metabolism and inequality, February 25, 16:00-17:30 CET

January 2021, Towards Sustainable Material Stock, January 28, 11-13:00, CET

December 2020: December 9, 1-2:30pm CET, Industrial ecology and circular economy, join on zoom (pw: 1VQxUJL07)

November 2020: November 27, 10-12am CET, Nutrients for Food, join on zoom (pw: 2fRwZb)

October 2020: Resource constraints of the green transition 

September 2020: Spatially explicit SEM research, watch on youtube

 July 2020: SEM and Covid-19, watch on youtube

The ISIE-SEM perpetual online conference aims to bring together our community and further advance sustainability science in these extraordinary times, as well as providing a low-barrier introduction to our work for people who are curious about socio-economic metabolism research but are 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 first 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