The year 2014 heralds our return to the U.S. for our 7th International Congress and San Diego, a recognized national incubator of biotechnology and one of the most sought-after places to live on the planet with its stunning beaches, access to the high desert and home to world-famous research institutes and institutions of higher learning. There is something for everyone in this effervescent city and we are confident you will leave with happy memories of your time here.
As always, the aim of the meeting is to foster discussion and the interchange of challenges, solutions, ideas, new methods and techniques, in environmental modelling and software. To this end we will continue some of the innovations of iEMSs 2012 in our commitment to young professionals and conduct the meeting in an environmentally friendly manner to the extent possible. California is acknowledged as an environmental and clean energy innovator in the US and it is fitting that a conference devoted to improving the management of planetary environmental resources should set a good example.
The congress will take place at the Crown Plaza Hotel, a well-appointed modern facility on Hotel Circle Drive, conveniently located close to downtown and the airport, a few miles from Sea World and San Diego's famous beaches.
Your Conference Conveners are Dan Ames from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and Nigel Quinn from Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California ably supported by a number of individuals on the Organizing Committees.