IMEMS brings together marine environmental scientists and managers from research, industry, and government to share information and concepts across national, disciplinary and technical boundaries. Bringing model developers and users together helps to achieve a common understanding of present and future capabilities, needs, and limitations.
The meeting is a forum for presentation of simulation and analysis tools, innovative concepts, exchange of ideas, and technology transfer, and will be of interest to environmental managers, researchers, and consultants.

Primary themes for 2010:

  • Oil Spill Modeling: Methods, Applications, Research
  • Decision-Support Systems for Marine Environmental Management
  • Marine Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Operational Met-Ocean Nowcast-Forecast Systems
  • Coupled Biological-Chemical-Physical Model Systems
SINTEF initiated the first IMEMS in Trondheim, Norway in 1994, with more recent meetings being held in Lillehammer, Athens, New Orleans, Trondheim, Washington D.C, Helsinki, and Rio de Janiero. In general, meetings have resulted in at least one published volume in a refereed scientific journal.

Technical Contact:

Mark Reed, SINTEF   
tel +47 98243471


Organizational Contact:

Kathy Mandsager, CRRC        
tel. +1-603-862-1545
Coastal Response Research Center