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Dear iEMSs Members & Friends,
On behalf of the Office and Board, I would like to wish you all a happy, healthy New Year and sincerely hope that we will be able to meet and collaborate again in person soon. We continue to plan for our next biennial meeting in July, kindly organised by our colleagues in Brussels, and are in early-stage planning of our next event in 2024, please stay tuned and join us in Brussels to learn more about where and when this is going to take place. We have a packed agenda for 2022 in redeveloping and expanding the iEMSs website, organising further webinars and you will all receive quarterly updates in Newsletters, managed by our newly established Outreach Committee chaired by Chris Knightes. Furthermore, we are intending to establish a committees focusing on expanding our activities with and for early-career researchers (ECR’s) and reviewing and improving our society with regard to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity. Last, but not least, we will have our next Biennial General Meeting (tentatively planned for June, ahead of our Brussels event, and held virtually to enable broad participation with elections to the Board and Office, as our Bylaws require.
Counting on your support and looking forward to many interactions during the year, and see you all in Brussels!
A tribute in memory of Dr. James (Jim) C. Ascough II
Timothy R.Green, Olaf David, Holger R.Maier
This is a tribute to Dr. Jim Ascough, who was an enthusiastic member, officer and medalist of the International Environmental Modelling & Software Society (iEMSs). Sadly, Jim died of a heart attack on 1 December 2016. This shocked his family, friends and colleagues, who knew Jim as an active person who rarely lacked energy for any endeavor. Jim is survived by his wife, Dr. Lois Deer-Ascough (Deer-Ascough et al., 1995; Ascough et al., 1998), son TJ (age 22) and daughter Katie (age 18).
Outside of work, Jim was fully engaged as a husband and father, who expressed his love to his family in words and actions. Even during the work day, it was not uncommon to hear Jim talking on the phone to one of his kids or his wife. He was an active participant in their school and athletic activities, even coaching soccer and playing tennis with his children. The family took vacations together, attended church regularly, and participated in many outdoor activities, like hiking in the Rocky Mountains.
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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.
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: https://sites.google.com/site/iemssnetwork/home It is still in a beta version. All members, especially students, are welcome to suggest and add further content.
Dear IEMSS members,
It was great to see most of you once again in Ottawa. Sorry some of you did not make it. We are now looking forward to our next conference in Leipzig, July 2–7, 2012.
There are several things in order.
1. You will need to update your status with the society. To do that you need to go to the society web site athttps://www.iemss.org/society/ and login with your username and password. Most likely you will be told that your membership has expired. Click the “renew” button.
If you were at the IEMSS’10 conference choose the “free iEMSs 2010 membership” button.
If you did not make it to the conference, you will need to renew your membership going directly to:https://www.iemss.org/society/index.php?option=com_acctexp&task=subscribe
2. Like after Barcelona we are collecting your reflections and opinions about our latest conference in Ottawa. Since the blog on our iemss web site does not seem to perform securely, we are using the “posterous” functionality to collect your opinions.
Please go to http://iemss.posterous.com/
to share your impressions about the conference. You can also do it by simply sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to hear what you liked at the conference and what could be made better.
If you have any suggestions about the Web Conference Management Tool (WCMT) that we use, please go directly to
and then go to Support -> Tracker and choose Bugs or Feature Requests.
All this should very helpful for planning and running our next conference in Leipzig.
3. There is a couple of new IEMSS threads announced:
– COMPLEXITY AND FEEDBACKS IN SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
– ECOSYSTEM SERVICES CONCEPT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT.
If you would like to suggest any other threads to keep in touch with your colleagues in between the conferences, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
4. There are several position papers and Thematic Issues of EMS in the planning as a result of the Ottawa meeting. Please watch our web site for more news and see if you wish to contribute.
6. Documents from the Ottawa meeting (BGM minutes, student network ideas, etc.) are now available for the Society members. Login and go to Documents. We do have a full Board at the moment: all the Board members who happened to be absent in Ottawa have updated their status with the society and are eager to serve for the next term.
Best wishes and, as always, please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions for the Society.
Q:How can I register as a new iEMSs member?
A: To register as a new member one needs to visit this web-page, then choose a method of payment of the membership fee and fill-in the registration form. After you fill-in the form there will be a button to proceed with payment. The fastest way is to pay using PayPal. Another option is to do a regular bank transfer (offline).
Q:I am trying to register but I am returned back to the previous page. What can I do?
A: This problem sometimes occurs when using Internet Explorer. Please try to use Firefox and enable cookies.
Q: How can I get access to the members’ area of the web-site with all the extra resources?
A: You need to login here using you username and password.
Q: What is a username?
A: Your username is NOT your email. It is a unique name you chose/or you were assigned/ while registering.
Q:I forgot my username. What do I do?
Q:What do I do if I forgot my password?
A: Use the link ‘Forgot login?’ on the main page and choose the checkbox ‘Lost Password’. The password will be sent to your registered email.
Q:I have some interesting scientific information (conference announcements, special issues, job opportunities, etc.) to share and I would like to send an email to all members. How do I do this?
A: Please send your email to members|at|iemss.org. It is a moderated list, so once your message is approved by the administrator, all iEMSs members will get your email. Moreover, once you’re a registered user of the portal, you’ll also be able to submit content to the website.
Q: You told me I can post content on the website how do I do that?
A: First you have to login. Then click on the ‘Discussion’ link in the ‘User menu’ box at the left. There you’ll find options like ‘Submit an article’, ‘submit a web link’ etc.
Q:My contact information/affiliation/post have changed. How can I update it on iEMSs web-site?
A: You need to login first. Then please go to User menu -> Profile. Choose the ‘Edit’ button at the top left corner of the screen and make your changes.
Q: I have changed by e-mail in my profile but I still get messages from IEMSS at my old address.
A: The “members” (as well as “board”) lists are separate. You will need to change your e-mail addresses there as well. Go to
or directly to
You can also manage your subscriptions through the web portal: User Menu | Discussion | Mailing Lists.
For any other questions please do not hesitate to contact secretary|at|iemss.org
The minutes of the 4th biennial general meeting of the iEMSs have been published in the “Document Archives” section of the website. The minutes also report the outcome of the elections of the new board and office for the 2008-2010 biennum and the selection of the next iEMSs conference venue: Ottawa, Canada, in 2010.
Please direct your enquiries to:
iEMSs Secretariat c/- IDSIA
Email: secretary (at) iemss (dot) org