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21-23 MARCH 2017

Final OpenNESS Annual Meeting in Smolenice, Slovakia

Register now for conference 'Systems ecological perspectives to sustainability'

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) will organize the first 'Systems ecological perspectives to sustainability' conference 24-30 September 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. The three-day conference will be followed by intensive course 'Introduction to systems ecology' by Sven Erik Jørgensen.

The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists and other thinkers interested in systems ecology and sustainability. During the three-day presentations the participants will get clarified state-of-the-art view of the key concepts and research methods of systems approach, they will hear recent findings of the various topics of sustainability science, and discuss of innovations for sustainable management of socio-ecological systems. After the scientific part of the conference there will be an option for a field trip to see applied systems ecology in practice in Finnish countryside.

Further information and more detailed programme (coming soon) are available from the conference web page, link:

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Please send your abstract to petteri.vihervaara @ and pay the participation fee before registration. Deadline for submissions is the end of April 2014.

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