Working Groups Introduction

PAGES' Working Groups (WG) are temporary organizations that bring paleoscientists together from around the globe 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 international 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).

We regularly encourage community members to propose new working groups. Read more about how to propose a new working group and the next deadline below.

You can learn more and get involved in a specific working group by signing up to their mailing list via their webpage.

science structure

Active working groups 


The 2k Network

   - ARAMATE (The reconstruction of ecosystem and climate variability in the north Atlantic region using annually resolved archives of marine and terrestrial ecosystems)
   - CLIM-ARCH-DATE (Integration of high resolution climate archives with archaeological and documentary evidence for the precise dating of maritime cultural and climatic events)
   - CLIVASH2k (Climate variability in Antarctica and Southern Hemisphere in the past 2000 years)
   - CoralHydro2k (Tropical ocean hydroclimate and temperature from coral archives)
   - Global T CFR (Global gridded temperature reconstruction method comparisons)
   - GMST reconstructions
   - Iso2k (A global synthesis of Common Era hydroclimate using water isotopes)
   - MULTICHRON (Constraining modeled multidecadal climate variability in the Atlantic using proxies derived from marine bivalve shells and coralline algae)
   - PALEOLINK (The missing link in the Past – Downscaling paleoclimatic Earth System Models)
   - PSR2k (Proxy Surrogate Reconstruction 2k)


Aquatic Transitions


C-PEAT (Carbon in Peat on Earth through Time)


CRIAS (Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies)


C-SIDE (Cycles of Sea-Ice Dynamics in the Earth system)

CVAS (Climate Variability Across Scales)


DAPS (Paleoclimate Reanalyses, Data Assimilation and Proxy System modeling)


DICE (Dust Impact on Climate and Environment)


EcoRe3 (Resistance, Recovery and Resilience in Long-term Ecological Systems)


Floods Working Group

Forest Dynamics

Global Paleofire 2


GloSS (Global Soil and Sediment transfers in the Anthropocene)




OC3 (Ocean Circulation and Carbon Cycling)


PALSEA2 (PALeo constraints on SEA level rise 2)


PEOPLE 3000 (PalEOclimate and the PeopLing of the Earth)


PlioVAR (Pliocene climate variability over glacial-interglacial timescales)

QUIGS (PAGES-PMIP Working Group on Quaternary Interglacials)


SISAL (Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis)


VICS (Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society)



Former initiatives and working groups

PAGES working groups and initiatives have a natural lifespan that usually involves creating an active community, holding workshops and producing a key product.

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Propose a new PAGES Working Group

If you would like to propose a new PAGES Working Group, please refer to the Working Group guidelines and complete the application form.

You may also contact the Executive Director or a member of the PAGES Scientific Steering Committee to discuss your proposal. Proposals should be submitted by 23 October 2017 for consideration at the next EXCOM meeting, to be held in November 2017.

Note: PAGES considers supporting scoping workshops intended to develop new working groups, under the Open Call category.

Working Group Resources

Working Group Guidelines (view)

Working Group logos (view)