A Joint Initiative of the North American Mathematical Institutions: Climate Change, Sustainability and the Mathematical Sciences

Fourteen mathematical institutions throughout North America have joined together to address the issues of climate change and sustainability. This website will highlight the work happening at the various institutions regarding climate change and sustainability.

Math Institutes Open House at 2010 Joint Math Meeting

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Calendar of Climate Change-related Activities at Math Institutes, 2010-2011

January Lectures on Energy Markets including Carbon Emission Markets IPAM
January Mathematics in Pandemic Influenza Management MITACS
January Working Group: Feral swine/pseudo-rabies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park NIMBioS
January Workshop on Climate and Health DIMACS
2010-2011 Climate and Health Research Initiative: Extreme Events DIMACS
Jan.-Aug Program on Space-Time Analysis for Environmental Mapping, Epidemiology and Climate Change (including research groups on: Paleoclimate; Spatial exposures and health effects; Interaction of deterministic and stochastic models; Computation, visualization, and dimension reduction in spatio-temporal modelling,; Spatial extremes; and Geostatistics) SAMSI
Spring Course on Spatial Statistics in Climate, Ecology and Atmospherics SAMSI
February Modular Course on Geoenvironmental Modelling MITACS
February Workshop on Climate Change SAMSI
February Working group: Synthesizing predictive modelling of forest insect dynamics across spatial and temporal scales NIMBioS
March Biofilms and Infectious Disease MBI
March NICDS workshop: Statistical Methods for Geographic and Spatial Data in the Management of Natural Resources CRM
March-June Model and Data Hierarchies for Simulating and Understanding Climate IPAM
April Transport and Mixing in Complex and Turbulent flows IMA
April Workshop on Environmental Risk SAMSI
April Numerical Hierarchies for Climate Modeling IPAM
April Workshop on Modelling River Ecosystems at Ottawa Fields
May Workshop on Life History Analysis at Waterloo Fields
May Mathematical Modelling Symposium and Workshop at the 2010 International Conference on Sea Lice MITACS
May Simulation Hierarchies for Climate Modeling IPAM
May Data Hierarchies for Climate Modeling IPAM
Spring-Summer Working group: Synthesizing and Predicting Infectious Disease while Accounting for Endogenous Risk NIMBioS
June Waves in Fluids from the Microscopic to the Planetary Scale PIMS
June New Directions Short Course: New Mathematical Models in Economics and Finance IMA
July Investigative Workshop: Modelling sustainability of coral reef ecosystem services under multiple interacting stressors NIMBioS
July Summer School on Climate Change MSRI
July-August Mathematics of Drug resistance in Infectious diseases Fields
July-August US-African Initiative: Advanced Study Institute and Workshop on Conservation Biology (Kenya Wildlife Services Camp, Naivasha, Kenya) DIMACS/MBI
August Summer School on Computer Models and Geophysical Risk Analysis PIMS
August Workshop on Virology Fields
August Extreme Events in Climate and Weather - An Interdisciplinary Workshop BIRS
September Mathematical Modelling of Plant Development MBI
September Decision Analysis and Sustainable Development CRM
Fall Collaborative Research Groups: Environmetrics PIMS
Fall Collaborative Research Groups: Climate modelling PIMS
December Waves and Multiscale Processes in the Tropics AIM
MITACS: Shorter-term Research Projects (2010) Exploration of novel fuels for gas turbine applications Simultaneous water and energy network optimization in the Canadian pulp and paper industry
January Statistical methods for meteorology and climate change CRM
January Sustainability Problems workshop AIM
2011 Climate and Health Research Initiative: Extreme Events DIMACS
February Ecology and Control of Invasive Species, Including Insects MBI
March-June Navigating Chemical Compound Space for Materials and Bio Design IPAM
April Coevolution and the Ecological Structure of Plant-Insect Communities MBI
April Societally Relevant Computing IMA
May Statistical issues in forest management CRM
May Organized Tropical Convection and Large-scale Circulation: Theory, Modeling, and Observations BIRS
May-June Ocean Ecologies and their Physical Habitats in a Changing Climate MBI
June Data Assimilation and Inverse Problems IMA
July Emerging Challenges at the Interface of Mathematics, Environmental Science and spatial Eco BIRS
July Advanced Mathematical Methods to Study Atmospheric Dynamical Processes and Predictability BIRS
Summer Complex Fluids in Industry and Nature MITACS
Summer Mathematical Challenges from Spatial Ecology: Environmental Variability MITACS
Summer Numerical Methods for Incompressible Flows MITACS
Aug.-July '12 Program on Uncertainty Quantification, with subthemes of climate change, modelling of risk in geosciences, and renewable energy SAMSI
Sept/Oct Balance, boundaries and mixing in the climate problem CRM
Fall Computational challenges for fusion energy IPAM
MITACS: Ongoing Long-term Research Projects
  • Transmission dynamics and spatial spread of infectious diseases: Modelling, prediction and control
  • Multi-scale adaptive modelling and numerical methods for reactive flows
  • Forest fires and spread in heterogeneous landscapes
  • Simulating climate processes with high-resolution regional climate model
  • Advanced mathematical modelling and simulation of transport phenomena
  • Network for biological invasions and dispersal research
  • Novel methods for three-dimensional aerodynamic optimization
  • Predictive modelling of coastal habitat distribution
  • Mesoscale hydrological ensemble forecasting for water resources management
  • Modelling atmospheric boundary-layer flow for wind energy and other applications
  • Optimizing multimodal transport in the forestry sector
  • Advanced finite element techniques for coupled magnetic and thermal problems in superconductors
  • Multi-format environmental information
  • Multi-criteria mission route planning for search, surveillance and rescue in hazardous environments