satellite image of the Wadden sea

About MPE/NL

In 2013, more than 120 mathematics institutes world wide lended support to Mathematics of Planet Earth, an international initiative under the flag of UNESCO. The goal of MPE2013 was to raise awareness for mathematics research to help address such challenges such as climate change, sustainability, natural disasters, ecology, biodiversity, and epidemiology. With MPE/NL we hope to establish a network to stimulate and facilitate collaboration between mathematicians and earth scientists in the Netherlands, by organizing lectures, workshops and summer schools, and maintaining a mailing list with announcements for the multidisciplinary community.

At the November 2018 MPE Symposium, Judith Lengkeek interviewed participants for her podcast De Fascinatievolger. You can listen to the program (in Dutch) here.

Projects funded by NWO

To provide an impulse for multidisciplinary mathematics research for Earth sciences, NWO funded seven PhD research projects (see NWO news item, Nov. 27, 2014) within the program "Essential Dynamics and Uncertainty" related to the international MPE initiative.

MPE Symposium on November 8

The MPE Symposium will be held at CWI, Amsterdam on November 8, 2018 from 12.30-18.00. The theme this time is Patterns and Mathetmatical Structures. Keynote speakers are: Henk Dijkstra (IMAU, Utrecht), Felix Beckebanze (Mathematical Institute, Utrecht), and Henk Schuttelaars (Mathematics, T.U. Delft). For more information see the flyer.