RMA News and Upcoming Events

Welcome to our newly elected officers

In the recent RMA board election Dr. John Hearne, Professor and Head of School, Math and Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University, Australia was elected President Elect and Dr. Luc Doyen of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France was elected a board member. Congratulations to both!


The 2014 RMA meeting was held in Vilnius

The Resource Modeling Association's international conference returned to Europe in 2014. Our venue was Vilnius, the historic capital of Lithuania. This bustling metropolis of 600,000 people is situated close to the geographical centre of Europe and is the political, economic and cultural centre of the nation. Replete with spectacular architecture from the Gothic, Renaissance and Byzantine eras, the city's World Heritage listed Old Town is defined by cobbled streetscapes dating back to the 14th century.

The conference was held from 8 – 11 July in the Old Town at Vilnius University, which was founded in 1579, and jointly hosted by the University's Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Institute of Ecology of the Lithuanian Nature Research Centre.


Ithaca conference 2013

July, 2013

The 2013 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling was held at Cornell University, NY. Our meetings are characterized by being small (typically under one hundred delegates), friendly, interactive and audaciously interdisciplinary. For more information please see the conference website. Please consider joining us in the future: next year, we’ll be in Vilnius, Lithuania.


Membership: lowered prices for 2013

December, 2012

We are pleased to announce lower membership prices for 2013. Students may join the RMA for US$10, full membership prices are as follows:

  • The Americas: US$55
  • UK: £25
  • Europe (non Euro zone): £25
  • Europe (Euro zone): €40
  • ROW: £25

More details are available on the Membership page. To join, please go to http://bit.ly/rJD5OZ.


Mathematics Awareness Month - April 2013

December, 2012

The American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics announce that the theme for Mathematics Awareness Month, April 2013, is the Mathematics of Sustainability.

Please visit the site: http://www.mathaware.org/index.html

Mathematics of Planet Earth - 2013

Announcing the official start of MPE2013! Read more at http://mpe2013.org/


Brisbane conference 2012

July, 2012

The 2012 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling was held at the very beautiful St. Lucia campus of the University of Queensland, Australia. It was another small, friendly conference for interested scientists and students. For more information, please see the 2012 conference page.


Special anniversary issue freely available

The anniversary issue of the RMA Journal, Natural Resource Modeling, is is available online at http://bit.ly/wlWihg. The issue is titled 25 Years of Natural Resource Modeling: Perspectives of Then and Now.

The table of contents is reproduced on the 25th Anniversary Issue page of this website.


RMA Mission Statement

September, 2011

The RMA Board has re-drafted the mission statement of the association. It can be read on the RMA Governance page.


Ottawa conference 2011

July, 2011

The 2011 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling was held in Ottawa, Canada, June 14-17, 2011.

The conference theme was "Modeling for a Sustainable Environment: Climate Adaptation and Energy, Socio-Economic-Ecological Systems"


Helsinki conference 2010

June 21, 2010

The 2010 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling was held in Helsinki, Finland, from June 16 to June 19, 2010. For more information, please see the 2010 conference page.


Juneau conference 2009

June 20, 2009

The 2009 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling was a typical RMA conference: small, friendly, a meeting place for interested scientists and students and over far too soon! The location was spectacular Juneau, capital of Alaska. For more information, please see the 2009 conference page.


Addition of old newsletters to the site

June 10, 2009

Diane Beres has forwarded several old newsletters, which can be found on the newsletter page, thanks Diane! We are still missing some, such as winter 2005, summer 2005 and fall 2006. If you have copies of these or any others we would very much appreciate .pdf copies if at all possible.