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Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth.

This meeting will be held jointly with the SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics Education (ED16). A single registration will cover both ED16 and MPE16.


Presentations at the Conference

Selected presentations from the 2016 SIAM Conferences on Mathematics of Planet Earth have been captures and are available as slides with synchronized audio. In addition there are PDF’s of the slides available for printing. View presentation slides with synchronized audio.


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Local Restaurant List [PDF, 20KB]

Public Lecture [PDF, 200KB]


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Important Deadlines

March 2, 2016 March 30, 2016: Minisymposium Proposal Submissions - DEADLINE EXTENDED!
March 30, 2016: Contributed Lecture, Poster and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts

April 4, 2016 extended to April 29, 2016 : SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

August 31, 2016: Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

August 31, 2016 EXTENDED September 2, 2016


Organizing Committee

Conference Co-Chairs
Hans Engler, Georgetown University, USA
Hans Kaper, Georgetown University, USA
Antonios Zagaris,Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands
Mary Lou Zeeman, Bowdoin College, USA

Organizing Committee
J. Marty Anderies, Arizona State University, USA
Peter Ashwin, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Luc Doyen, CNRS - Université de Bordeaux,  France
Gregory M. Forest, University of North Carolina, USA
Darryl D. Holm, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, USA
Simon A. Levin, Princeton University, USA
Catherine A. Roberts, College of the Holy Cross, USA
Fred Roberts, Rutgers University, USA
Christiane Rousseau, Université de Montréal, Canada
David B. Shmoys, Cornell University, USA
Abdul-Aziz Yakubu, Howard University, USA



Climate change, biodiversity, infectious diseases, sustainability, energy, food, and water are among the areas of greatest global concern. The new SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth (SIAG/MPE) provides a forum for mathematicians and computational scientists engaged in these critical priority areas.  The interests of SIAG/MPE span the range from developing quantitative techniques to providing policy makers with tools for qualitative decision support.


Funding Agency


SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation for its support of this conference.





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