PAGES e-news vol. 2017, no.4


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PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2017, no. 4


1. Online registration for PAGES 5th OSM closes 20 April
2. Have your say! Take the PAGES survey by 19 April
3. Call open for new 2k Network projects
4. PAGES at EGU 2017
. PAGES Working Group meetings and deadlines
6. Upcoming PAGES-supported meetings
7. IPCC submission deadline 1 November
8. MARPA call for input on storage
9. Future Earth updates

10. WCRP updates
11. Endorsed and affiliated group updates


1. Online registration for PAGES 5th OSM closes 20 April

Save money and register online by 20 April for PAGES 5th Open Science Meeting (Zaragoza, Spain, 9-13 May 2017): After that date, registration will only be available, at a higher cost, onsite at the meeting. After registering, why not join one of the football (soccer) teams for the PAGES CUP on Wednesday 10 May?

PAGES Working Group meetings before, during or after the OSM:
i. 2k Network General Meeting: 11 May.
ii. Iso2k Science Team Meeting: 14-15 May
iii. Floods Working Group Annual Meeting: 13 May
iv. GPWG2 General Meeting: 12 May
v. LandCover6k General Workshop: 16-17 May.
vi. QUIGS Meeting: 10 May
vii. VICS 2nd Workshop: 9 May
viii. Extreme Events Integrative Activity: 10 May

Additional meetings during the OSM, in Room 11, Auditorio de Zaragoza, 17:00-18:00:
10 May: PMIP Town Hall meeting
11 May: PALCOM meeting
12 May: Humans and Biosphere Commission (HABCOM) meeting

2. Have your say! Take the PAGES survey by 19 April

PAGES has put together a survey to assess how scientists perceive PAGES and to identify the importance of PAGES to their careers. All questions are optional and all answers are anonymous.

Please provide your feedback by Wednesday 19 April 10:00 UTC: Responses will be used as a basis for a general discussion about PAGES’ future goals and objectives at PAGES 5th OSM. Read more and access the survey here:

3. Call open for new 2k Network projects

The call is now open for proposed projects for the next phase of PAGES' 2k Network. 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 at the OSM.

Read more about the themes and access the proposal form here:

4. PAGES at EGU 2017

The next EGU General Assembly will be held in Vienna, Austria, from 23-28 April 2017.

i. 2k Network: Studying the climate of the last two millennia (Session CL1.03)
ii. C-PEAT: Tropical Peatlands (Session BG2.5/SSS6.12)
iii. Floods Working Group: Flood and weather extremes of the past (Session CL1.25/AS4.26/HS2.4.5)
iv. CVAS: Scaling, multifractals and Nonlinear dynamics in the atmosphere, ocean, climate and environment (Session: NP3.3/CL5.19)
plus CVAS Short Course (Session: SC7/CL6.01/NP9.1)

5. PAGES Working Group meetings and deadlines

*See also point 1 for meetings held in Zaragoza during the OSM*

i. C-PEAT:
"TropPeat: Low-latitude peat-forming ecosystems: past, present, future" workshop
Honolulu, Hawaii
7-9 June 2017
Application deadline: 5 May

ii. DAPS:
Proxy system modeling and data assimilation in paleosciences workshop
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
29 May-1 June 2017

iii. GPWG2:
Paleofire knowledge for current and future ecosystem management
Montreal, Canada
10-15 October 2017
Deadline: 15 April

iv. LandCover6k:
International Workshop LandUse6k-Africa
Stockholm, Sweden
24-25 April 2017
For more information, contact Marie-José Gaillard: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kathleen Morrison: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

v. OC3:
Ocean Circulation and Carbon Cycling during the Last Deglaciation: Regional Syntheses of Carbon Isotope Data
Corvallis, USA
27-29 June 2017

vi. PlioVAR:
Towards a synthesis of late Pliocene climate variability recorded in marine sediment archives workshop
Durham, UK
19-21 April 2017

vii. QUIGS:
Interglacials of the 41kyr-world and of the Middle Pleistocene Transition
Molyvos, Greece
28-30 August 2017

viii. SISAL:
Toward a Global Synthesis of Stable Isotope Records from Speleothems
Dublin, Ireland
21-23 June 2017

6. Upcoming PAGES-supported meetings

i. Climate Change: The Karst Record VIII Conference (KR8)
Austin, Texas, USA
21-24 May 2017

ii. Pollen-Climate Methods Inter-comparison Project (PC-MIP) Workshop
Caux, Switzerland
13-15 June 2017

iii. Decades of Quaternary Research in Eastern Africa: Implications for Sustainable Future
Mukono, Uganda
4-7 July 2017

iv. IODP-PAGES Workshop on Global Monsoon in Long-term Records
Shanghai, China
7-9 September 2017

v. PaleoEvent Data Standards for Dendrochronology Workshop
Woodland Park, USA
10-14 September 2017
Calls for interest deadline: 30 April

vi. 1st PMIP Phase 4 meeting
Stockholm, Sweden
25-29 September 2017

vii. Modeling isotope ratios in proxy climate records
Friday Harbour, USA
First week of October, 2017 (dates still TBA)

7. IPCC submission deadline 1 November

The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C is underway. The report will assess literature relevant to the question of the impacts of 1.5°C warming above pre-industrial levels and related global GHG emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

To be included in the report, the literature cut-off dates are 1 November 2017 for manuscripts to be submitted and 15 May 2018 for acceptance.

8. MARPA call for input on storage

The Marine Annually Resolved Proxy Archives (MARPA) community have been working on creating community approved standards and tools to facilitate the archiving of metadata for physical materials and geochemical data, from marine annually resolved proxies such as corals, mollusks, alga, sclerosponges, etc.
They recently published a project update in EOS and now require input on how the geochemical data metadata should be stored. Access the EOS report, co-written by several active PAGES members, and find out more:

9. Future Earth updates

i. Applications to join the development team for the Ocean Knowledge-Action Network (KAN) close 30 April:

ii. Future Earth has been invited to participate in the the UNFCCC SBSTA research dialogue day of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, on 10 May 2017. The meeting webpage is The format is posters focusing on two themes: 1. Regional climate research data and information, and gaps; 2. Science to take stock and asses progress on mitigation.

Future Earth is calling for relevant research highlights from your project that address the two themes or cover emerging scientific findings, research planning activities, research priorities and gaps, research capacity building activities particularly in developing countries, regional climate change research networks and relevant communication issues. Include pictures or graphs etc. to accompany the text. Please email Cat Downy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 21 April with the content you would like to be included for consideration. More than one poster may be presented if needed. 

iii. Read the Future Earth Coasts March Newsletter:

10. WCRP updates

i. The WCRP Joint Scientific Committee recently met in Paris, France. Read the outcomes:

ii. Access the CLIVAR April Bulletin:

iii. The Grand Challenge on Carbon Feedbacks in the Climate System was launched via a kick-off workshop held in Hamburg, Germany, 21-22 November 2016. The workshop report was recently published:

11. Endorsed and affiliated group updates

i. Climate History Network: In the sixth episode of the Climate History Podcast, Dr. Dagomar Degroot interviews one of the world's best-known historians of science, Dr. James Fleming:

ii. Historical Climatology: Access recent articles, including a conversation with Dr. Bathsheba Demuth on Capitalism, Communism, and Indigenous Communities in a Changing Arctic:



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