Place: Leipzig, Germany
In almost all of our decisions we make use of models that reflect the simplified understanding of our environment. Every model and every decision has uncertainties. Recent decline of environmental resources and the ecosystem services our environment provides are a consequence of managing a considerably complex system: our environment and our planet.
How can researchers and scientists that professionally deal with complex systems cope with these questions of environmental resource management that our societies are faced with?
These and many other related questions will be discussed at this conference.
The aim of the meeting is to enhance understanding of environmental processes and decision making by fostering the discussion and interchange of challenges, solutions, ideas, new methods and techniques, and future research lines in environmental modelling and software.
The congress will take place at the "Leipziger KUBUS", the conference venue of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ. (http://www.iemss.org/sites/iemss2012/index.html)