PAGES e-news vol. 2020, no.5

PAGES IPO

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PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2020, no. 5
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CONTENTS

1. PAGES 6th OSM and 4th YSM updates
2. Announcing the PAGES Early-Career Award
3. Call for authors - Past Global Changes Magazine for Teens

4. Upcoming PAGES deadlines
5. PAGES and WDS-Paleo webinar 27 and 28 May
6. Paleoscience needs you now! IPCC AR6 updates

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. Working Group news
8. PAGES Early-Career Network updates
9. Recent products
10. PAGES working group meetings and deadlines
11. PAGES-supported and endorsed meetings
12. Endorsed and affiliated groups updates

13. Future Earth updates
14. World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) updates
15. WDS-Paleo updates
16. Other news and opportunities
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1. PAGES 6th OSM and 4th YSM updates

PAGES' premier science conferences, the Open Science Meeting (OSM) and Young Scientists Meeting (YSM), are held every four years. The 6th OSM and 4th YSM will be held in Agadir, Morocco, from 16-22 May 2021. The YSM will be held from 16-18 May and the OSM from 18-22 May. Regional field trips and excursions are offered after the OSM.

The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) thanks everyone who submitted a session proposal. Conveners have been contacted, and the program will be announced soon.

Pre-registration now open! Abstract submission and registration opens 1 July 2020, but you are welcome to show your interest in attending the OSM and YSM by pre-registering. All details: http://pages-osm.org


2. Announcing the PAGES Early-Career Award

PAGES is pleased to announce a biennial Early-Career Award (ECA) for excellence in collaborative scholarship, including research, communication, outreach, leadership, networking, community service, and international collaboration.

The PAGES ECA honors people in the early stages of their career for their engagement both within and beyond the scientific community, for example through (though not limited to) involvement in science coordination, outreach, networking, leadership activities, development of international collaborations and for excellence in research in support of PAGES' goals.

The first Award will be publicly presented by PAGES at the 2021 Open Science Meeting (OSM) in Agadir, Morocco. Nominations close 30 September. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/my-pages/pages-eca


3. Call for authors - Past Global Changes Magazine for Teens

PAGES is preparing a special magazine issue for teenagers! This issue will highlight paleoscience topics of interest to the next generation, written in an easy to understand format. The objective is to present global change from a paleo perspective. Publication is planned for February 2021.

Editors Graciela Gil Romera, Boris Vannière and Sarah Eggleston are now calling for authors, with the deadline for submissions on 30 June. The opportunities for contributions are vast. All information: http://pastglobalchanges.org/2520


4. Upcoming PAGES deadlines

i. Applications for new PAGES working groups due 16 September: Does your heart pound of paleoscience? Know others who feel the same? PAGES' Working Groups (WGs) are temporary organizations that bring international paleoscientists together to target specific aspects of PAGES’ scientific agenda. They tackle broad questions that cannot be answered by a single research team but require the integration of the wider science community. WGs provide a platform for discussion, research, and community building, and normally run in 3-year phases with each phase culminating in an intermediary or final major product (e.g. synthesis article, special issue, database). All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/new-wg-proposal

ii. Applications for workshop/meeting financial support due 16 September: To obtain support, workshops/meetings must be open and international, and should encourage the participation of early-career scientists (until ca. five years after PhD) and those from developing countries (including BRICS countries). Applications should be received at least six months before the planned event date, to allow for wide promotion to the paleo community. Financial support is available for meetings classified as Open Call and Educational and also for current PAGES WGs. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/my-pages/meeting-support


5. PAGES and WDS-Paleo webinar 27 and 28 May

PAGES webinar by WDS-Paleo on Wednesday 27 May at 14:00 UTC, with replay and live Q&A on Thursday 28 May at 17:00 UTC.

Promoting FAIR principles at NOAA’s World Data Service for Paleoclimatology

The primary mission of the World Data Service for Paleoclimatology (WDS-Paleo) is to ensure that global paleoclimatology proxy and derived reconstruction data are maintained in a permanent archive that is easily and openly accessible to the world science community and to other users. New initiatives of the WDS-Paleo, including bulk data download and the Paleoenvironmental Standard Terms (PaST) Thesaurus of measured variables, help to make these data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, re-usable). Explore these features and get tips to improve your searches by using the new tour of Paleo Data Search at https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo-search/. Join us for this briefing to learn how to use these new capabilities and to discuss new directions in data stewardship, both to meet new WDS-Paleo data contribution requirements and to access data more efficiently and effectively.

The webinar will be live on Wednesday 27 May at 14:00 UTC and replayed on Thursday 28 May at 17:00 UTC, followed by a live Q&A session. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2029

 
6. Paleoscience needs you now! IPCC AR6 updates

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced several schedule changes for contributions to its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). It has been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and related measures undertaken by governments and supports the strong and swift action undertaken worldwide, but notes this has serious implications for the timely completion of the AR6.

i. Working Group I (WGI): The government and expert review deadline for the Second-Order Draft (SOD) has been extended by six weeks. You must register by 29 May and ensure all review comments are uploaded to the review system by 5 June at 11:59 CET. All reviews are welcome - even if you only review one page of the report; i.e. you don't have to commit to reviewing the full report, or even a full chapter.

To facilitate a robust review of the paleoscience information, which is integrated throughout the report, a comprehensive list of the paleoscience contents is available. The paleoscience content list was assembled by PAGES SSC Member Darrell Kaufman with help from members of PAGES' Early-Career Network (ECN) and students at Northern Arizona University, USA. All details and links to help your review are here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/news/all-news-items/9-latest-news/2496

ii. Working Group II (WGII): A number of milestones due to be reached in 2020 have been extended by around four months. The cut-off date for scientific literature to be submitted for publication, if it is to be included in the assessment, is now 1 November. The government and expert review of the report's SOD will now take place between 4 December 2020 and 29 January 2021. The Fourth Lead Author Meeting to prepare the final draft will be held in March 2021. All details: https://www.ipcc.ch/2020/04/24/ipcc-wgii-extends-ar6-schedule/


7. Working Group news

i. Mailing lists: Did you know all PAGES working groups have designated mailing lists? Stay up to date directly. Access details for all mailing lists here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/intro

ii. 2k Network: A new Climate of the Past paper by Christoph Dätwyler et al. uses the 2k Consortium database to study the relationship between the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) in reconstructions and models over the past millennium. See point 9 for all details.

iii. Arctic Cryosphere Change and Coastal Marine Ecosystems (ACME): In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the first ACME workshop, which was supposed to take place 1-2 May prior to EGU 2020, has been postponed. Organizers are currently working on alternative plans and will make further announcements as soon as they know more. See point 10 for all details.

iv. Carbon in Peat on EArth through Time (C-PEAT): a. May 2020 Meeting Update: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the workshop committee has decided to move the workshop to March 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand. Exact dates will be announced when available. See point 10 for all details.
b. Group leaders invite you to be potential partners in a new-started collaborative project focused on subarctic and arctic peatland testate amoeba-inferred hydrology in the past. This project is motivated by Swindles et al. 2019, Nature Geoscience (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0462-z.pdf). The plan is to use the same proxy (testate amoebae) and methods, but for subarctic and arctic regions. The project aims to carry out a pan-(sub)arctic analysis of peatland hydrology through time and write it up as a multi-author paper. The steering group includes Hui Zhang, Minna Väliranta, and Graeme Swindles. Everyone who contributes data or other expertise will be an author on the work as default. Both permafrost and non-permafrost records will be accepted, as long as they are located within four permafrost zones. All data should be submitted by 21 May. If you have any testate amoeba data with an associated chronology from a peatland located within subarctic and arctic regions and would like to be involved, then please contact Hui Zhang for the template and further instructions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

v. Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies (CRIAS): New dates! The group's third workshop "State of the Art of Historical Climatology in International Perspective", originally planned for 25-26 September 2020 in Hong Kong, has been rescheduled to 19-20 March 2021. There are also plans to offer virtual participation. See point 10 for all details.

vi. Cycles of Sea-Ice Dynamics in the Earth system (C-SIDE): The group's third workshop will be held in May 2021 in Bordeaux, France. PAGES has provided some financial support. See point 10 for all details.

vii. Climate Variability Across Scales (CVAS): New dates! The workshop "Beyond Palaeoclimate Ping Pong: Improving estimates of past climate variability by consistent data-model comparison" which was scheduled for 2-5 June 2020 in Heidelberg, Germany, has been moved to 3-6 December 2020. See point 10 for all details.

viii. LandCover6k: a. Register your interest by 30 June (new date) to attend the group's 4th General Workshop to be held from 9-10 October 2020 in Philadelphia, USA. All are welcome. Information about funding will be announced as soon as possible. See point 10 for more details.
b. In a new Journal of Quaternary Science paper, authors use the Extended R‐Value (ERV) model and a modern dataset of pollen (collected from moss polsters) and related vegetation from 50 sites in the Daba Mountains (subtropical China) to estimate the relevant source area of pollen (RSAP) of the moss samples and the relative pollen productivities (RPPs) of nine major plant taxa‐characteristic of the region, and evaluate the obtained RPPs. See point 9 for all details.

ix. PALeo constraints on SEA level rise (PALSEA): a. Benjamin Horton et al. published a paper which elicits projections from 106 experts in the scientific community regarding future global mean sea-level (GMSL) rise, projecting a likely (central 66% probability) GMSL rise of 0.30–0.65 m by 2100, and 0.54–2.15 m by 2300. See point 9 for all details.
b. Group leaders are monitoring the situation regarding plans for the next PALSEA meeting (joint with SERCE) tentatively scheduled for 14-16 September 2020 at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in New York, USA, which will focus on "Improving understanding of ice sheet and solid earth processes driving paleo sea level change." This meeting aims to bring together ~45 scientists - junior and senior - working across a range of specialties in sea level and ice sheet data and modeling fields to unify understanding of solid Earth deformation and ice sheet evolution over various space and time scales. Over the three-day event, presentations and discussions will be centered around these topics, and to seek ways to address data stewardship in the sea level modeling community, and have a half-day field trip, outreach event, and conference dinner. An announcement will be made in June as to whether abstract submission will be opened or if the meeting will be pushed back to next year, so please stay tuned. See point 10 for further details.

x. PalEOclimate and the PeopLing of the Earth (PEOPLE 3000): The May 2020 meeting in Arica, Chile, has been postponed due to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and the organizing committee has decided to tentatively reschedule the workshop to 31 August to 5 September 2020. See point 10 for all details.

xi. PAGES-PMIP Working Group on Quaternary Interglacials (QUIGS): The September 2020 workshop in Cassis, France, will most likely be postponed to mid-2021. An announcement will be made in early June. See point 10 for all details.

xii. Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis (SISAL): a. The November 2020 workshop in Jerusalem, Israel, has been postponed until 2021. See point 10 for all details.
b. SISAL Phase 2 launched in February. During this three-year phase, leaders want to improve the interpretation of speleothem records using cave monitoring data and process-based modeling for modern systems combined with contiguous proxy measurements (e.g. trace elements) and paleoclimate model simulations. For more information and to join the mailing list, go to: http://pastglobalchanges.org/sisal

xiii. Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society (VICS): New dates! The group's workshop, originally planned from 30 September to 2 October 2020 in Aarhus, Denmark, has now been rescheduled to 8-11 March 2021. See point 10 for all details.


8. PAGES Early-Career Network updates

i. Abstract submission and grant request deadlines extended: The joint PAGES-INQUA ECR workshop "Past Socio-Environmental Systems (PASES)" is planned for 9-13 November 2020 in La Serena y Coquimbo, Chile. The organizing committee is closely monitoring the situation with travel bans and continued concern due to the COVID-19 outbreak and spread, and is doing its best to provide opportunities for a fruitful and inspiring meeting for everyone.

Plans are underway for potential alternative arrangements if the in-person meeting doesn't happen - there could be online sessions held in November, and the in-person meeting rescheduled for 2021. Innovative virtual forums would then run until the in-person meeting takes place. Because the event will still go ahead (a final decision on the meeting format is anticipated to be made by 16 June), we still encourage abstract submissions. Abstract submission and grant request application deadlines have been extended to 15 June. See point 10 for all details.

ii. Due to the extension of deadlines for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) Working Group II Second Order Draft (SOD) (see e-news item 6), the Call for ECR Reviewers is on hold. PAGES ECN, the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the Permafrost Young Research Network (PYRN), and the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community are participating in a group review of the SOD. Announcements on how the review will progress will be made as soon as possible. All details: https://www.mountainresearchinitiative.org/component/content/article/129-mri-news/mri-news/2523-call-for-ecr-reviewers-ipcc-working-group-ii-second-order-draft-ar6?Itemid=1075

iii. The Early Pages Blog: Blog leaders are looking for multiple contributors to a post on (work-)life during the COVID-19 pandemic. They would like to capture how ECRs around the world are living at the moment. Many ECRs are far from their home countries and support groups, and for some work may be the only way to distract themselves. Conversely, for others it might be difficult to stay productive in these times, e.g. because they have children or other dependents to care for. Short contributions describing your own experience (ca 300-600 words, although this is flexible) are encouraged. Contact the blog leaders for further information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow the blog on Twitter: ​@TheEarlyPages​

iv. To receive a more comprehensive list of ECN news and announcements, sign up to the mailing list: https://listserv.unibe.ch/mailman/listinfo/pages.ecn.pages


9. Recent products

i. 2k Network: a. Christoph Dätwyler et al. published "Teleconnections and relationship between the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) in reconstructions and models over the past millennium" in Climate of the Past: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/13055
b. Justin Martin et al. used the tree-ring chronologies from the PAGES 2k Consortium database for temperature reconstructions in the PNAS paper "Increased drought severity tracks warming in the United States’ largest river basin": https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1916208117

ii. Dust Impact on Climate and Environment (DICE): PAGES' former DICE working group published a special issue "Holocene Dust Dynamics" in The Holocene, as an outcome from discussions held at the group workshop at Las Cruces, Chile, in January 2018. The issue contains nine papers which aim to contribute to a better understanding of the role of dust aerosols by analysing the evolution and climatic impact of atmospheric dust over long and short timescales within the Holocene. Access the special issue here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/special-issues/13056. Find out more about DICE here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/former/dice/intro

iii. LandCover6k: Fangyuan Jiang et al. published "Relative pollen productivities of the major plant taxa of subtropical evergreen–deciduous mixed woodland in China" in Journal of Quaternary Science: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/13067

iv. PALSEA: Group members published "Estimating global mean sea-level rise and its uncertainties by 2100 and 2300 from an expert survey" in npj Climate and Atmospheric Science: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/13066

v. Paul Zander, a PAGES ECN Member, shares his experience and perspective on open data, and discusses the Past Global Changes Magazine 26 (2): Building and Harnessing Open Paleodata in his blog post for the University of Bern Library Open Science Blog, titled "A Paleo Perspective on Open Science": http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/multimedia/13054


10. PAGES working group meetings and deadlines

i. ACME:
Towards reliable proxy-based reconstructions: community perspectives and criteria for the ACME database
Vienna, Austria
Dates: TBC
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1994

ii. C-PEAT:
Tropical peatland processes and ecosystem services workshop
Bangkok, Thailand
March 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1988

iii. CRIAS:
State of the Art of Historical Climatology in International Perspective
Hong Kong
25-26 September 2020
Update: Postponed
New dates: 19-20 March 2021
Abstract deadline: 31 July
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2021

iv. C-SIDE:
Integrating sea-ice proxies, model simulations, and complementary records of glacial-interglacial climate change
Bordeaux, France
May 2021
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1997

v. CVAS:
Beyond Palaeoclimate Ping Pong: Improving estimates of past climate variability by consistent data-model comparison
Heidelberg, Germany
2-5 June 2020
Update: Postponed
New dates: 3-6 December 2020
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1970

vi. ECN:
PAGES-INQUA ECR workshop: Past Socio-Environmental Systems (PASES)
La Serena, Chile
9-13 November 2020
Abstract submission and grant request deadline: 15 June (new date)
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1972

vii. LandCover6k:
4th General Workshop: New Land-Cover and Land-Use Datasets for evaluation and improvement of Anthropogenic Land-Cover Change Scenarios
Philadelphia, PA, USA
9-10 October 2020
Register your interest by: 30 June (new date)
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1936

viii. PALSEA:
Improving understanding of ice-sheet and solid-Earth processes driving paleo sea-level change
Palisades, NY, USA
14-16 September 2020
Potential abstract deadline: 1 July
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1991

ix. PEOPLE 3000:
Understanding long-term human-environment feedback loops through the integration of archeology, paleoclimate and ecological mode
Arica, Chile
31 August to 5 September 2020
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1995

x. SISAL:
Assessing the role cave monitoring data can play in improving climatic interpretations from speleothem records
Jerusalem, Israel
9-13 November 2020
Update: Postponed
New dates: TBA
in 2021

http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2026

xi. QUIGS:
Glacial Terminations: processes and feedbacks
Cassis, France
22-24 September 2020
Update: Most likely to be postponed. Decision in June.
New dates: mid-2021
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1992

xii. VICS:
Moving forward by looking back
Aarhus, Denmark
30 September to 2 October 2020
Update: Postponed
New dates: 8-11 March 2021

Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1993


11. PAGES-supported and endorsed meetings

PAGES is pleased to have an association with the following workshops and conferences and has provided either financial support or an endorsement.

i. Environmental histories and interdisciplinary perspectives on resilience in the tropical Andes
Bogotá, Colombia
6-7 August 2020
Update: Postponed
Tentative new dates: 11-12 February 2021
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2028

ii. The 19th International Swiss Climate Summer School
Grindelwald, Switzerland
23-28 August 2020
Update: Postponed
Tentative new dates: end of August 2022 (dates TBC)
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1982

iii. Carpathian-Balkan Paleoscience Workshop 2020 (CBPW2020)
Sacel, Maramures, Romania
31 August to 4 September 2020
Early-bird registration deadline: 31 July (new date)
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1996

iv. IAL-IPA joint meeting "Lakes as Memories of the Landscape"
San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
21-25 March 2021
Call for sessions deadline: 15 May
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2009

v. Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress
Brisbane, Australia
New dates: 12-15 June 2021
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1956

vi. Synergy between palaeo-scientists, ecologists and stakeholders for biodiversity conservation in Madagascar
Venue TBC, Madagascar
4 days in June or July 2021
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2027

vii. Climate Change, The Karst Record (KR9 Conference)
Innsbruck, Austria
12-15 July 2020
Update: Postponed
Tentative new dates: 11-14 July 2021
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1918

viii. IPICS 3rd Open Science Conference
Crans Montana, Switzerland
18-23 October 2020
Update: Postponed
Tentative new dates: 10-16 October 2021
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1967


12. Endorsed and affiliated groups updates

i. CarpClim: The newly endorsed Carpathian Climate and Environment Working Group (CarpClim) will hold a workshop from 31 August to 4 September 2020, supported by PAGES. Early-bird registration closes 31 July (new date). See point 11 for all details.

ii. IPICS: The PAGES-supported 3rd International Partnership in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) Open Science Conference scheduled for 18-23 October 2020 in Crans Montana, Switzerland, has been postponed until October 2021. The potential dates in 2021 could be 10-16 October, but confirmed dates will be advised as soon as possible. See point 11 for all details.

iii. PMIP: The planned June PMIP4 Meeting in Nanjing has been rescheduled for 23-30 October 2020: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1947

iv. Varves Working Group (VWG): a. The former PAGES and now endorsed VWG has new leaders. Celia Martin Puertas and Adrian Palmer take the reins from Pierre Francus, Antti Ojala, Arndt Schimmelmann, and Bernd Zolitschka. Find out more about VWG and be involved in the new leadership team: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff/varves-wg/intro
b. An Earth System Science Data paper by Arne Ramisch et al., which assessed varve-related publications aided by the VWG literature database to identify lake archives exhibiting varved sediments and to compile suitable core-related paleoclimatic proxy time series, is open for discussion until 30 May: https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2020-55

v. Find out more about PAGES' endorsed and affiliated groups here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff


13. Future Earth updates

i. Community science: Future Earth Australia has partnered with the American Geophysical Union’s Thriving Earth Exchange to convene and support a series of community science projects for sustainability. They are looking for interest from communities and scientists to co-produce actionable science which addresses a local or regional concern. All details: https://www.futureearth.org.au/initiatives/community-science-sustainability

ii. Anthropocene magazine: The Future Earth publication (digitial and print) has started its first membership campaign to assist with reporting on the latest science and innovations in the field. All details: https://checkout.fundjournalism.org/memberform?org_id=anthropocene&campaign=7016g000000I47pAAC

iii. Risk KAN webinar: The "Disaster by Choice: Why Disasters are Not Natural" webinar with Ilan Kelman from University College London, UK, will be held on 19 May at 14:00 UTC. All details: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlf-CgqTMjGtdrBaMrJDoaqGpjzSCMCFVN

iv. Apply by 29 May for the Earth Leadership Program Fellowship: Are you a mid-career environmental/sustainability researcher in a tenured or tenure-track faculty position who teaches in a university in North America, interested in gaining skills to collaborate with others on a "knowledge to impact" initiative and committed to building trusting, engaged relationships with individuals, organizations, and networks outside of academe? The Earth Leadership Program is a program of Future Earth in collaboration with Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and University of Colorado Boulder. Find out more: https://www.earthleadership.org/applicationinfo

v. Research demonstrators for COP-26: Future Earth and the European Space Agency have extended the deadline to 18 May for proposals for research demonstrators at the UNFCCC COP-26 meeting. Up to €25,000 is available per project to show how research data can be used in a real-world situation by end users, to make an impact on policy and/or as a step towards commercial or operational uptake of the research: https://futureearth.org/initiatives/funding-initiatives/esa-partnership/

vi. The inaugural Future Earth and Belmont Forum Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI2020) planned for 14-17 June 2020 in Brisbane, Australia, has now been rescheduled to 12-15 June 2021. All accepted sessions will be automatically rolled over into the new Congress program, so you will not need to submit a new proposal. For those who have submitted applications for Popcorn Sessions and Demonstrations, you are invited to re-submit your proposal in the near future. See point 11 for all details.

vii. Read the Mountain Research Initiative April Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/mountainresearchinitiative.org/mri-april-2020-newsletter

viii. Read the Global Land Programme April Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/04a62eecf7df/glp-e-news-april-announcing-new-ssc-members-new-working-group-new-blog-posts-and-more?e=55dcc2bc7f


14. World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) updates

i. WCRP recently published the WCRP High-level Science Questions and Flagship Workshop Report. It proposes new Implementation Priorities and Lighthouse Activities for WCRP for the next decade. The next step will be consultation with the community: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/news/wcrp-news/1573-hamburg-2020

ii. The 2019 Annual Report of the WCRP Climate and Cryosphere Project is now available online. The report covers the outputs resulting from the CliC core activities and the Grand Challenge on Melting Ice and Global Consequences: http://www.climate-cryosphere.org/media/com_hwdmediashare/files/d1/57/0a/4f74029fc9027409c964b1e694a6b492.pdf

iii. Call for CMIP IPO: WCRP is calling for proposals to host a dedicated project office to support Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) activities and its overall coordination. The deadline for proposals is 31 August: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/wgcm-cmip/call-for-proposals-to-host-a-cmip-ipo

iv. Read the CLIVAR May Bulletin: https://mailchi.mp/clivar.org/clivar-may-2020-bulletin?e=a3ab4bafcd


15. WDS-Paleo updates

The primary mission of the World Data Service for Paleoclimatology (WDS-Paleo) is to ensure that global paleoclimatology proxy and derived reconstruction data are maintained in a permanent archive that is easily and openly accessible to the world science community and to other users. New initiatives of the WDS-Paleo, including bulk data download and the Paleoenvironmental Standard Terms (PaST) Thesaurus of measured variables, help to make these data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, re-usable).

PAGES and WDS-Paleo, which signed a scientific agreement in 2019, will hold a joint webinar on 27 and 28 May to provide updates on these new initiatives, both to meet new WDS-Paleo data contribution requirements and to access data more efficiently and effectively. See point 5 for all details.


16. Other news and opportunities

i. New climate extremes book: In late 2019, a new book was published on "Climate Extremes and Their Implications for Impact and Risk Assessment", edited by Jana Sillmann. It targets professionals in climate and impact science and practice, risk assessment professionals as well as graduate students in the physical and social sciences in the context of climate change: https://cicero.oslo.no/en/posts/news/new-book-on-climate-extremes-and-how-they-are-addressed

ii. New project on climate change and pandemics in the ancient world: Sabine Huebner at Basel University has started a new project, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, called "Climate Change and Pandemics in Third-Century Roman Egypt". The project will also support sub-projects on the literary, documentary, and archaeological evidence for environmental change, pandemic disease, and the latters' potential impact on socio-economic patterns, amongst other themes: https://ancientclimate.philhist.unibas.ch/en/project/. For more information, contact Sabine Huebner: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

iii. Global Consultations on Open Science: Are you a scientist, a publisher, a science policy maker or someone with experience and interest in Open Science? Your input is important. To build a global consensus on Open Science, the development of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science relies on an inclusive, transparent and consultative process involving all countries and all stakeholders. The Recommendation is expected to define shared values and principles for Open Science, and point to concrete measures on Open Access and Open Data with proposals for action to bring citizens closer to science, and commitments for a better distribution and production of science in the world. The process of drafting the Recommendation is regionally balanced, highly inclusive and collaborative. It involves multiple stakeholders and is expected to lead to the adoption of the Recommendation by UNESCO Member States in 2021. The survey can be completed online in several languages. The deadline for submitting inputs is 15 June. All details: https://en.unesco.org/science-sustainable-future/open-science/consultation

iv. Deadline extended - Expressions of interest to host the WDS IPO now due 31 May: World Data System (WDS) is an Interdisciplinary Body of the International Science Council (ISC; formerly ICSU). The WDS International Programme Office (WDS-IPO) was created in March 2011. Since then, it has been hosted by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Tokyo, Japan, under two five-year Letters of Cooperation between the ISC and NICT. The current agreement ends on 31 March 2021 and, in light of this, ISC and the WDS Science Committee (WDS-SC) invite Expressions of Interest from interested parties to host the WDS International Programme Office.

The establishment, funding model, and governance of the new office is expected to build on the examples of the current WDS-IPO and the recently established WDS International Technology Office. However, creative suggestions are welcomed, including partial or shared hosting, or other innovative solutions.

Expressions of Interest should be completed using this online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-NuQx5AHaSHIvzgMJWvcYiNLGxVeItiSj-KHADo8iBd5k8A/viewform. Please note that it is not expected for potential hosts to have precise details in place by this deadline; rather, they should state their interest and what they may be able to offer. Further negotiations will then take place between ISC and selected bidding organizations, in consultation with the WDS-SC, to finalize the hosting arrangements. Contact the WDS-IPO with any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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