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The iEMSs goes social

Dear iEMSs members,

starting from now you will be able to follow the iEMSs also on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. We have created a new page on Facebook ( and a new account on Twitter (@iEMSs1) which you can follow. All content published on our website will be broadcasted on Facebook and Twitter. 



Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how iEMSs uses and protects any information that you give iEMSs when you use this website. iEMSs is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. iEMSs may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 7th of May, 2012.


What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.You may request details of personal information which we hold about you.  If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact us.If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Integrated Environmental Modeling Interoperability Meeting and Workshop

Building for Better Decisions: Multi-scale Integration of Human Health and Environmental Data

May 8 –11, 2012, US EPA, RTP Campus, NC

WHY:  Toxicologists and other environmental scientists now face the challenge of integrating increasingly complex data to translate our work and predict adverse outcomes in various applications.


iEMSs 2012 Proceedings

The 2012 conference proceedings are available at the following link:

The proceedings can be cited as:

R. Seppelt, A.A. Voinov, S. Lange, D. Bankamp (Eds.) (2012): International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 2012 International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software. Managing Resources of a Limited Planet: Pathways and Visions under Uncertainty, Sixth Biennial Meeting, Leipzig, Germany. ISBN: 978-88-9035-742-8

The OGC and OpenMI Association to advance computer modelling standards


The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) and the OpenMI Association announced that they recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate in standards development and promotion of open standards related to computer modelling. A first priority will be the facilitation of OpenMI 2.0 as an open international consensus standard under the OGC process framework.

More available at:

New iEMSs Fellows

Dear IEMSS members,

As you may recall, in every odd-numbered year, the Society confers three Fellowship for: “Unselfish dedication to promoting the aims of the Society, and for outstanding contributions to environmental modelling and software.”

It is my pleasure to announce the 2011 IEMSS Fellows.

The awardees are

Susan Cuddy, ANU and CSIRO, Australia

Carlo Giupponi, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia, Italy


Richard Sojda, USGS, USA

They have been unanimously recommended by the five members of the Awards Committee and then approved by Society Board.

Our congratulations to the awardees!

Alexey Voinov, iEMSs President

on behalf of the Awards Committee

Tony Jakeman Chair, Awards Committe, and Members: Kristina Voigt, Miquel Sànchez-Marrè, Pete Loucks, Giorgio Guariso

and the Society Board.

EDSS for wastewater management: Summerschool in Girona


Environmental Decision Support Systems (EDSS): A Tool for Wastewater Management in the XXI Century”

Place: University of Girona, Girona, Catalunya, Spain.

Dates: 4/07/2011 – 8/07/2011


Description: The course is intended to immerse the participants during one week in the most advanced decision-making support tools and methods for the wastewater management. The course will include some theoretical sessions to present the potential applications of EDSS and how this systems can provide robustness, objectivity and integration of knowledge in the wide range of current challenges in wastewater management. The course is going to combine theoretical sessions in the mornings with practical computer sessions during the afternoons. The last day (Friday 8) a visit to a WWTP operated by an EDSS is scheduled.

IEMSS Student and Young Researcher Network

Dear members and other environmental modellers!

We are happy to announce the launch of the IEMSS Student and Young Researcher Network!!!

The networks aims to promote collaboration and exchange of ideas among young researchers working in the domain of environmental modelling as well as interactions with senior environmental modellers.

The Network’s website is: It is still in a beta version. All members, especially students, are welcome to suggest and add further content.

For more information please contact Network coordinators: Anna Cord and Francesco Falcieri.