Thursday, February 25, 2010


EVENT: Summer Symposium on Sustainable Systems

The Summer Symposium on Sustainable Systems (4S), an interdisciplinary summer symposium for doctoral students and post doctoral researchers, will be held June 15-17, 2010, in Sannäs, Finland. The theme of the symposium is, “Harmonizing Policy, Technology, Product Design and Resource Management”.

The aim of the Summer Symposium on Sustainable Systems to bring together motivated young researchers with an interest in multidisciplinary systemic approaches to complex issues under the theme of closed-loop sustainable systems of materials ecology. We hope that this multidisciplinary forum will create new, exciting, interdisciplinary insights into the steps needed to move towards sustainable use of resources. Within this scope behavioural, cultural, economical, environmental, ethical, legal, managerial, regulatory, social, and technical issues are studied and discussed. We aim that the joint work can begin to chart the systemic nature of materials ecology and its complex interconnectedness. The effects of systemic temporal and spatial boundaries and scales on the metrics used to evaluate the effects of decisions and progress towards sustainable systems and closed-loop economy are central issues of discussion.

More information here.

Deadline: March 1, 2010


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