PAGES e-news vol. 2017, no.6


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PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2017, no. 6


1. PAGES 5th OSM and 3rd YSM post-meeting material
2. New 2k Network projects
3. Future Earth announces new Executive Director
4. Recent PAGES' products
. PAGES Working Group meetings and deadlines
6. Upcoming PAGES-supported meetings
7. PAGES at AGU 2017
8. Future Earth updates
9. WCRP updates

10. Endorsed and affiliated groups updates

1. PAGES 5th OSM and 3rd YSM post-meeting material

PAGES 5th Open Science Meeting and 3rd Young Scientists Meeting garnered much media attention in Spain. View Aragon TV's 40-min profile program:

We have started to populate the OSM post-meeting material section of the website:

Here you can find OSM media mentions, posters, blogs and photos. Eventually the plenary and session videos will be available too (slow process, sorry!)

If you would like your OSM poster to be on the website, please send a pdf to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. New 2k Network projects

PAGES 2k Network is now open to new project proposals. Proposals can be submitted anytime during this phase of the project. All details:

Learn more about the new CoralHydro2k project:

Other project webpages will be set up soon.

3. Future Earth announces new Executive Director

Dr. Amy Luers, a respected scientist and data innovator, will start her new role at Future Earth in Montreal, Canada, in September 2017. PAGES is a Global Research Project of Future Earth:

Dr. Luers has over 20 years experience working on sustainability at the intersection of science, technology, and policy. Read more:

4. Recent PAGES' products

i. OC3: The first paper by PAGES' Ocean Circulation and Carbon Cycling (OC3) working group was published in Paleoceanography:

ii. Floods: A new paper by the Floods Working Group was published in Quaternary Science Reviews:

iii. Special Issue: The call for contributions is open until 1 July for a special issue volume of Quaternary International, stemming from a PAGES-supported meeting in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in May 2016. The volume is called "European paleoscience". All enquiries and contributions to guest editor Marcel Mindrescu: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5. PAGES Working Group meetings and deadlines

i. CVAS:
2nd workshop: Understanding and modeling space-time Holocene climate variability
Potsdam, Germany
25-27 October 2017
Deadlines: TBA

ii. EcoRe3:
2nd workshop: Functional paleoecology: Trait gradients across ecological disturbance events
Salt Lake City, USA
9-10 January 2018
Deadlines: TBA

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

b. African Fire History and Fire Ecology: Building Understanding and Capacity through Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange
April 2018 (dates TBC)
Nairobi, Kenya
Deadlines: TBA

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

5th workshop: Phasing of ice sheet and sea-level responses to past climate change
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
6-9 November 2017
Abstracts due: 21 August

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

vii. SISAL:
2nd workshop: Speleothem isotope records for climate model evaluation
Stockholm, Sweden
20-22 September 2017
Expression of interest due: 31 July

viii. VICS:
3rd workshop: Progress in Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society
Tucson, AZ, USA
11-13 January 2018
Deadlines: TBA

6. Upcoming PAGES-supported meetings

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

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

iii. PaleoEvent Data Standards for Dendrochronology Workshop
Woodland Park, USA
10-14 September 2017

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

v. The Rise and Fall: Environmental Factors in the Socio-Cultural Changes of the Ancient Silk Road Area
Kiel, Germany
28-29 September 2017
Abstract deadline: 30 June

vi. 3rd Annual LMR Workshop: Climate Dynamics with the Last Millennium Reanalysis
Boulder, USA
2-4 October 2017
Deadlines: TBA

vii. Fire Predications Across Scales
New York, USA
23-25 October 2017
Abstract deadline: 1 August

viii. Climate change in Africa: Evidence, Mechanisms and Impacts, Past and Present
Marrakesh, Morocco
6-11 November 2017
Abstracts due: 30 June

ix. Save the date!
13th International Conference on Paleoceanography
Sydney, Australia
1-6 September 2019

7. PAGES at AGU 2017

Early abstract submission for the AGU Fall Meeting (11-15 December, New Orleans, USA) closes 26 July.
Regular abstract submission closes 2 August at 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT.

Attention PAGES' working group leaders! Please advise the IPO of your sessions.

i. 2k Network: Jason Smerdon, Kevin Anchukaitis, Ed Cook and Kim Cobb will convene the PAGES 2k Network-associated session "Climate of the Common Era".

8. Future Earth updates

i. How can climate change data be best communicated in graphics? Asher Minns from the European Regional Office, on behalf of Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, invites you to take part in a 10-min online survey to help understand how climate change data might best be communicated in scientific graphics to different audiences:

ii. Open Network: Want to learn more about the latest in global sustainability research? The Open Network is ready and waiting for you to explore! Take a few minutes today to log in (or sign up) and look around; new and veteran members are starting discussions, writing blogs and posting resources:

9. WCRP updates

i. Read the Eos report from the PAGES-supported WCRP/CLIVAR workshop in China in September 2016:

ii. Read the CLIVAR June Bulletin:

10. Endorsed and affiliated groups updates

i. Climate History Network: Room GEO2 has been reserved for a CHN meeting during the lunch break, 12:30-14:00, on Saturday 1 July at the European Society for Environmental History Biennial Conference 2017 in Zagreb:

ii. Historical Climatology: Kent Linthicum, from Arizona State University, recently contributed a blog article titled "Bread or Blood: Climate Insecurity in East Anglia in 1816":


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