14.05 - 15.05.2017  
Zaragoza, Spain
Contact person:
Bronwen Konecky, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The first in-person meeting of the Iso2k working group, a subgroup of PAGES 2k Network, will take place 14-15 May 2017 in Zaragoza, Spain, following PAGES' 5th Open Science Meeting.


The meeting will be held at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) offices in Zaragoza. The workshop is open but limited to 40 participants.

A workshop dinner is planned for 14 May.


Iso2k is creating a global database, to be finished in the coming months, of records of the stable isotopic composition of water (δ18O and δD). Iso2k will use the database to identify regional- and global-scale features in hydroclimate and atmospheric circulation during the past 2kyr and their relationship with PAGES temperature reconstructions. This effort is, as far as we know, the only active, global, multi-proxy hydroclimate database being constructed under PAGES2k/Hydro2k.

Iso2k has been meeting ~monthly via teleconference since it began in spring 2015.

Group members have identified a number of scientific questions that the database will be used to answer, including:

- How do water isotope proxy records capture changes in the tropical water cycle?
- Where and how well do the modern day temperature-hydrology relationships hold over the last 2k?

By May, we will be ready to analyze data from the Iso2k database to address these questions.


A focused, in-person meeting will facilitate scientific progress in Iso2k, as these topics require more in-depth and lengthy discussion than is possible via teleconference. Participants will divide into teams and analyze some data prior to the meeting, according to these scientific paper topics that have already been agreed upon. Each team will use the Iso2k database to create two-three key figures to present at the meeting. A team leader will be selected from each group to present the figures. Then, a scientific discussion will ensue, moderated by Bronwen Konecky and Jud Partin.

The goal of scientific discussion of each topic is to evaluate patterns that emerge from the Iso2k database. At the end of these discussions, key points will be drafted by the group that will serve as the structure for a scientific paper. The second half of the second day will be dedicated to future planning and strategizing for Iso2k.


The Iso2k Team Meeting will be an active, science-focused workshop. As such, we expect meeting participants to actively participate in the Iso2k effort prior to and after the meeting, including helping with quality control, preliminary analyses, and/or data-model comparison.

If you are interested in joining us, please apply by filling out this form by 10 March. Feel free to distribute to colleagues who may be interested. Due to logistical reasons and to facilitate productive discussion, attendance will be limited to ~40.

Financial support

A small amount of PAGES funding is available to support local accommodation costs during the Iso2k meeting; early-career scientists and scientists from developing countries will receive priority. Please note no funding is available for travel, or for OSM costs.

Further information

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bronwen Konecky (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Jud Partin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), coordinators of the Iso2k project.