The PAGES (Past Global Changes) project is an international effort to coordinate and promote past global change research. The primary objective is to improve our understanding of past changes in the Earth system in order to improve projections of future climate and environment, and inform strategies for sustainability. ... more
- Published: Monday, 23 January 2017 14:35
The next deadline for PAGES' workshop/meeting support applications is 3 April 2017.
Applicants must contact an SSC member at least two weeks before the deadline to explain the meeting plan.
PAGES offers meeting support under three categories of workshops:
- PAGES' working group meetings
- Educational meetings
- Open call meetings
- Published: Monday, 23 January 2017 14:30
Propose a new PAGES' working group by 3 April 2017 to address a scientific question in an internationally coordinated way.
You must contact a member of the PAGES Scientific Steering Committee to discuss your plans at least two weeks before you submit the proposal. Applications received without SSC member notification will not be looked upon favorably.
- Published: Monday, 23 January 2017 14:12
Early registration for PAGES 5th Open Science Meeting closes 20 February 2017.
The 5th OSM will be held in Zaragoza, Spain, from 9-13 May 2017.
The registration price for the duration of the event increases from 350 Euros to 450 Euros after the February deadline. On-site registration costs 600 Euros. Discount rates are offered for students (with proof) - 200/260/340 Euros. Day passes are 200 Euros for everyone.
The OSM and associated Young Scientists Meeting (Morillo de Tou, Spain, 7-9 May) are the flagship events on PAGES scientific calendar and are held every four years.
All information for both events can be accessed here.
- Published: Wednesday, 18 January 2017 16:35
Read about the latest PAGES' news, meetings and opportunities from around the world in this month's e-news.
- Published: Monday, 16 January 2017 16:29
A report from the Floods Working Group's first interdisciplinary workshop on past flood variability was published in Eos last Friday.
"Using Archives of Past Floods to Estimate Future Flood Hazards" discusses using historical documents and natural archives (including alluvial, marine and lake sediments, tree rings and cave formations) provided by hydrological instruments back through the Holocene period or beyond.
Access the workshop report here.
The workshop was held in Grenoble, France, in June 2016. Access the post-meeting material here.
Learn more about the Floods Working Group and join the mailing list here.
- Published: Monday, 16 January 2017 15:34
Members of PAGES' Aquatic Transitions working group discuss the importance of understanding how lake systems have and will continue to function when subjected to multiple stressors, in a paper recently published in WIREs Water.
Written by Keely Mills et. al, "Deciphering long-term records of natural variability and human impact as recorded in lake sediments: a palaeolimnological puzzle" explains how a paleolimnological approach is a powerful tool for better understanding and managing global aquatic resources.
Lake sediments are an important archive of how drivers have changed through time, and how these impacts manifest in lake systems. Paleolimnological archives offer the only insight into both natural variability (i.e. driven by climate and intrinsic lake processes) and the impact of people.
Access the paper here.
Read more about the Aquatic Transitions working group and sign up for their mailing list here.