The SIAM Council and Board of Trustees have approved the SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth. SIAG/MPE will focus on planet Earth, its life-supporting capacity, and the impact of human activities on it. It will provide a forum for discussions of mathematical and computational issues of climate, sustainability, ecology, socio-economic systems, and the environment. Activities will include a biennial SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth (with the first to take place in the fall of 2016), and minisymposia at SIAM Annual Meetings and other conferences.
SIAM members can join online or by phone (+1-215-382-9800). Members who are renewing for 2015 can join the SIAG when they renew online. Reminder: Up to two activity groups are free for student members, and the cost of each additional SIAG membership is $10.