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Scenarios and Modeling team members meet face-to-face at Columbia University

Posted: November 13, 2015

In early June, the Scenarios and Modeling (SCEMO) and Production teams held a two-day in-person meeting in New York City to plan for the modeling work that will take place during the last year of the EFSNE project. The team also discussed their role in the cross-project writing that remains, and made preparations for the project conference slated for December. The group was hosted by team member Michael Conard at Columbia University.
Members of SCEMO, from L-R: Michael Conard, Kate Clancy, David Fleisher, Tim Griffin, Patrick Canning, Christian Peters, Houtian (Frank) Ge.

Members of SCEMO, from L-R: Michael Conard, Kate Clancy, David Fleisher, Tim Griffin, Patrick Canning, Christian Peters, Houtian (Frank) Ge.

The SCEMO team includes investigators from across the three food system research domains: consumption, distribution, and production. As a result, the SCEMO team has emerged as a natural group to lead discussions about the interdisciplinary findings of the EFSNE project. Face-to-face meetings are invaluable for this type of conversation.

While the EFSNE team meets annually, the SCEMO team felt that more frequent meetings were needed to facilitate the interdisciplinary work. Originally started by the production team, the tradition of a mid-year meeting has been continued by the SCEMO group. The 2015 meeting was the 5th such gathering at Columbia University since the start of the project.

More information about SCEMO is available here.