Scientific Steering Committee (SSC)
The PAGES project is guided by an international Scientific Steering Committee (SSC).
The authority for all PAGES policy and activities resides with the PAGES SSC. Members are active scientists who represent the major disciplines in the paleosciences and provide geographical representation. Alongside expertise and nationalities, the SSC also aims to obtain a balance in gender and career stages.
Applications to become a SSC member are welcomed from the community, with calls made regularly throughout the the year.
SSC tasks include:
– Overall responsibility for the PAGES project
– Developing and promoting PAGES' scientific agenda
– Communicating with the PAGES International Project Office
– Acting as a liaison to PAGES workshop organizers and working groups
– Representing PAGES at meetings
- As opportunities arise, SSC members may also host PAGES workshops, guest edit PAGES Magazine or journal issues, and coordinate national PAGES activities.
Scientists who serve on the SSC normally do so for a period of three years, with the potential of renewal for an additional term.
Download the Terms of Reference for SSC members here.
Executive Committee (EXCOM)
Five members of the SSC also serve on an Executive Committee (EXCOM), which is in more regular contact with the International Project Office. The five-member EXCOM is co-chaired by a US and Swiss SSC member by virtue of the fact that these countries provide the bulk of PAGES core funding.
Current SSC members
|Asfawossen Asrat||Ethiopia||Paleoclimatology, Paleoenvironment|
|Pascale Braconnot (EXCOM)||France||Climate modeling|
|Ed Brook||USA||Paleoclimatology, Geochemistry|
|David Carlson||Switzerland||WCRP liaison|
|Cristiano Chiessi||Brazil||Ocean dynamics, Multidecadal climate variability|
|Sheri Fritz (Co-chair, EXCOM)*||USA||Paleolimnology, Paleoclimatology|
|Peter Gell||Australia||Paleolimnology, Paleohydrology|
|Lindsey Gillson||South Africa||Paleoecology|
|Hugues Goosse||Belgium||Climate modeling|
|Darrell Kaufman (EXCOM)||USA||Arctic paleoclimate, Paleolimnology, Geochronology|
|Michal Kucera||Germany||Paleoceanography, Micropalaeontology|
|Hein Mallee||Japan||Future Earth liaison|
|Katrin Meissner||Australia||Ocean modeling|
|Willy Tinner (Co-chair, EXCOM)||Switzerland||Paleoecology|
|Blas Valero-Garcés||Spain||Paleolimnology, Sedimentology|
|Janet Wilmshurst*||New Zealand||Paleoecology|
|Yusuke Yokoyama||Japan||Sea-level change|
|Liping Zhou (EXCOM)*||China||Eolian deposits, Chronology, Carbon cycle|
* Rotating off the SSC at the end of 2017.