3rd International Conference for Sustainable Resource Society

3rd International Conference for Sustainable Resource Society - ICS23  

The International Conference for Sustainable Resource Society is a multi-disciplinary conference focused on challenges of sustainability transitions in society, environmental change, and sustainable use of natural resources. ICS23 is organized around five working groups: bio society, climate, water, energy & minerals, and circular economy and sustainable society. ICS23 is jointly organized by a consortium of University of Eastern Finland Research Communities: RESOURCE, FOBI, WATER, CLEHE, and PHOTONICS.   

ICS23 offers a platform for researchers from all fields of science to share research insights and discuss the complex global and local challenges on sustainability transitions, the use of natural resources, environmental and climate change, and circular economy themes from a broad perspective, or those themes which are related to the conference theme.  

We warmly invite paper or poster submissions covering the themes of sustainability transitions and the sustainable use of natural resources; these are described in detail in the session descriptions. We especially welcome submissions that explore and discuss the ICS23 special theme:   

Water Cycle in the Environment and Society 

Water is essential to life on Earth. Water connects the Earth’s climate system through air, clouds, oceans, lakes, rivers, and vegetation. Humans use water in various ways for drinking and agriculture, ditching peatlands and wetlands, for hydropower, traffic, waste disposal, and recreation, to mention a few. Watersheds are also impacted heavily by human actions such industry, mining, forestry, fisheries, and consumption, etc. Water is also crucially a social and cultural element in our societies. In this way, water brings together topical sustainability questions concerning climate change (mitigation and adaptation, floods, and droughts), biodiversity loss and nature restoration, and use of natural resources and energy. Our important task is to improve the integration of various research fields when measuring, assessing, understanding, managing, and governing the aquatic systems in different societal contexts.  

The conference will be organized as a hybrid event and there are no conference fees for conference participation or for the evening event (maximum of 150 participants, potential waitinglist). The on-site event will held at the Kuopio campus of the University of Eastern Finland. The online event details will be shared at a later date.   

Welcome to ICS23!

Link to the abstract submission form

Conference hotel accommodation 1 - 3 November 2023

ICS23 has set of hotel rooms reserved for attendees for a discounted rate. You can reserve a room from Sokos Puijonsarvi by calling +358(0)19 7629500 or via email puijonsarvi.kuopio@sokoshotels.fi or via the hotel webpage www.sokoshotels.fi

A standard single room is 130€ per night and a standard double room is 150€ per night. Please use the conference code BRC23CONF to get the discounted price. The discount code is valid through October 8, 2023. 

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