Published: Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:57
The PAGES (Past Global Changes) project is a 25-year-strong, international effort to coordinate and promote past global change research. PAGES has put together a survey to assess how scientists perceive PAGES and to identify the importance of PAGES to their careers. It is also an opportunity for PAGES to ask for feedback on its paleoscience activities and plans for the future. It will be used as a basis for a general discussion about PAGES’ future goals and objectives at PAGES 5th Open Science Meeting (OSM) in Zaragoza, Spain (9-13 May 2017).
The survey is divided into three parts. Each part and every question is optional and can be skipped. Note that part three consists of free-text boxes, for the opportunity to leave an extended response.
The first part of the survey consists of some personal information questions. The second part is an evaluation of how the paleoscience community perceives and interacts with PAGES. The results of this part will be used in our annual reports and proposals to our funders Swiss National Academy of Sciences and US National Science Foundation, and serve as a basis for improving our science structure. The third part of the survey aims to collect community feedback on PAGES’ activities.
All your responses will be treated anonymously and filling the survey takes approximatively 15-20 minutes.
Access the survey here.
Please fill out the survey by Wednesday 19 April at 10:00 UTC. Please note the survey will not be accessible Tuesday 18 April between 04:00-08:00 UTC.
Feel free to share the link with colleagues and thank you in advance for your input. We look forward to receiving your responses.
Published: Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:15
The next phase of PAGES' 2k Network will be launched at PAGES 5th Open Science Meeting (Zaragoza, Spain, 9-13 May 2017) and the call is now open for new projects!
The proposed projects need to focus on research directly answering scientific questions prioritized in the 2k Network’s Themes (see below). Projects must be open to participation from interested colleagues, aim for international group composition, and facilitate participation of early-career scientists and developing nations whenever possible.
Theme 1: Climate Variability, Modes and Mechanisms
Understand the mechanisms driving regional climate variability on interannual to centennial time-scales over the past 2000 years
Theme 2: Methods and Uncertainties
Reduce uncertainties in proxy systems and their relationship to climatic variables and methods to quantify past climate
Theme 3: Proxy and Model Understanding
Identifying the source/s of paleoclimate reconstruction-model agreement and discrepancies
Project proposals can be submitted at any time during the course of the new phase, which runs from May 2017 to May 2020. However, proposals submitted before 19 April 2017 have the opportunity to be presented and discussed at the 2k Network meeting on 11 May, during the OSM.
After submission, the 2k Coordinators will evaluate each proposal on its relevance to the new themes and fit within PAGES’ mission.
More information, including the proposal form and project guidelines, can be found here.