New SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth

The SIAM Council and Board of Trustees have endorsed the proposal to establish a SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth (SIAG/MPE).

This activity group will focus on planet Earth, its life-supporting capacity, and the impact of human activities.

With the establishment of SIAG/MPE, SIAM recognizes the responsibility of the mathematics and computational science community to address the issues of global change, loss of biodiversity, and sustainable development. The new Activity Group will provide a forum in SIAM to discuss the mathematical and computational issues of climate, sustainability, ecology, natural resources, food systems, the environment, socio-economic systems, and related topics. SIAG/MPE will join forces with other disciplines to further interdisciplinary research in these new application areas. 

Activities will include a biennial SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth, minisymposia at SIAM Annual Meetings, workshops, and other conferences.  The inaugural meeting of SIAG/MPE is scheduled for the fall of 2016.

Membership is open to SIAM members, who can join the Activity Group at or by calling SIAM Customer Service ( SIAM membership is free for many students and includes membership in two SIAGs, so we encourage students to join SIAM and add SIAG/MPE to their subscription. When you join SIAG/MPE, your name will be added to our e–mailing list, which is used to announce conferences and opportunities related to Mathematics of Planet Earth. A SIAG/MPE web portal is in preparation.

We sincerely hope that you will join us in this new endeavor and are looking forward to your active participation.

The Officers of the SIAM Activity Group on MPE,

Hans Kaper, Georgetown University, Chair
Mary Lou Zeeman, Bowdoin College, Vice-Chair
Antonios Zagaris, Twente University, Secretary
Hans Engler, Georgetown University, Program Director


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