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HAPPENING VIRTUALLY: SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE20)

August 3 - 14, 2020

Hyatt Regency Orange County | Garden Grove, California, U.S.

Select MPE20 Invited Presentations Available via YouTube!    

Conference Announcements

Announcements and important information for this conference.

Select MPE20 Invited Presentations Available via YouTube!


Virtual Series Schedule

Select conference sessions will occur virtually.

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Upcoming conference deadlines and important dates.

About the Conference

About the Conference


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

This meeting is co-located with the SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences (LS20).

Climate change, biodiversity, infectious diseases, sustainability, energy, food, and water are among the areas of greatest global concern. The 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.

Included Themes

Included Themes
  • Planet Earth as a physical system: climate dynamics, oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere, earth and space
  •  Planet Earth as a system supporting life: mathematical ecology, carbon cycle, food systems, natural resources, sustainability;
  • Planet Earth as a system organized by humans: land use, energy, communication, transportation, socio-economics;
  • Planet Earth as a system at risk: global change, biodiversity, water, food security, epidemics, extreme events.

Conference Committees

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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.
Ways to Sponsor

SIAM invites you to show support of this meeting through sponsorship opportunities ranging from support of receptions, audio-video needs, to awards for student travel, and more.

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Thank you to our sponsors

Thank you to our conference sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors

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