The 11th Biennial ISEE Conference, 2010 will take place from 22 - 25 August, 2010 with the theme: “Advancing Sustainability in a Time of Crises”. The conference will take place in the two adjacent cities of Bremen and Oldenburg.
Both universities have a strong record in ecological economic research and teaching and are centres of interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability research with a strong focus on social science and economic dimensions of the problem. Scientific sessions and most plenary sessions will be held on the premises of the University of Oldenburg at its Uhlhornsweg Campus. Parallel sessions, semi plenaries and plenaries will be held in the new lecture hall building and surrounding university buildings. All will be equipped with LCD projectors and provide space for 20 to 50 people. Bremen was chosen as the site of a formal reception including a high class keynote and the conference dinner. The first will take place in the astonishing renaissance town hall, the latter in the adjacent Ratskeller with its subterranean vaults.
The city of Oldenburg is the economic, administrative and cultural centre of the Weser-Ems region in north-western Germany. Approximately 160 000 inhabitants enjoy living in a dynamic, culturally-rich and prospering city. Oldenburg offers a picturesque old town centre. Here one can find the castle, the Old Town Hall and small streets and alleys that invite you to discover more. The old town is free of motor traffic and several parks invite visitors and citizens to lush walks. The city is not far from the North Sea coast. Oldenburg is the ideal starting point to access the Wadden Sea National Park which only a short trip from Oldenburg. Visits to this unique landscape and natural habitat give tourists an impression of the important role the North Sea plays in the region.
On the other hand, Bremen, a city, as well as Germany’s smallest state, offers a long maritime history. Trade, logistics and shipbuilding industry are cornerstones of Bremen’s history. With a population of almost 550 000, Bremen is the largest city in northwestern Germany.Situated along the river Weser, the city has a list of must-see sights. The old town with its 13th century cathedral, medieval quarters, the Renaissance town hall and the statue of the city’s protector Roland is popular among tourists from all over the world. Apart from its rich history, Bremen is a modern port city with major companies in the shipbuilding, aviation and space industry. Universities, colleges and research institutes contribute to the modern spirit of Bremen.