PAGES e-news vol. 2020, no.9

PAGES IPO

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PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2020, no. 9
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CONTENTS

1. PAGES 6th OSM and 4th YSM deadline extensions
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. Share your PAGES' memories for our 30th anniversary
3. PAGES and Neotoma webinar 15 October
4. Working group news
5. AGU Fall Meeting 2020 and EGU General Assembly 2021 updates
6. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN) updates
7. Upcoming PAGES deadlines
8. Recent products
9. PAGES working group meetings and deadlines
10. PAGES-supported and endorsed meetings
11. Endorsed and affiliated groups updates
12. Future Earth updates
13. World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) updates
14. Other news and opportunities
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1. PAGES 6th OSM and 4th YSM deadline extensions

PAGES' 6th Open Science Meeting (OSM) and 4th Young Scientists Meeting (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: https://pages-osm.org/

PAGES is monitoring the coronavirus situation closely and will follow guidance from the relevant national public health authorities and global health organizations. PAGES continues to hope that the Young Scientists Meeting and the Open Science Meeting will take place as scheduled in May 2021 in Agadir and is proceeding with all plans to convene the meetings. PAGES and the Local Organizing Committee will issue further updates in the coming months.

YSM:
The registration process for the YSM is different to the OSM. Early-career researchers wishing to attend the YSM must submit an application.
The application, abstract submission, and financial support request deadline for the YSM has been extended to 11 October. The decision notification date for selection of YSM attendees and those receiving grants is now 15 November.
Approximately 80 places will be awarded, to help keep the YSM at a size that benefits all participants.
Application details: https://pages-osm.org/index.php/ysm/application
Program information: https://www.pages-osm.org/index.php/ysm/program-ysm

OSM:
The abstract submission and financial support application deadline for the OSM has been extended to 15 October.
Access the full list of sessions: https://pages-osm.org/index.php/osm/osm-program/osm-sessions
Financial support information: https://www.pages-osm.org/index.php/osm/osm-registration-abstract/financial-support
Register and submit abstracts here: https://www.conftool.com/pages-osm-2021/index.php


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. Share your PAGES' memories for our 30th anniversary

As part of the celebrations for our 30th anniversary, a special issue of Past Global Changes Magazine will be published in May 2021. Would you like to share a story? We're calling on current and past working group members, working group leaders, SSC, EXCOM and ECN members, guest scientists, and workshop attendees to contribute.

Please send a short text (max 100 words) and, if you wish, an accompanying photo with caption (preferably at least 300 dpi) about a particularly memorable or funny experience with PAGES to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30 October, using the subject line "30th anniversary contribution". Alternatively, you can also just send a photo and caption. Please make sure any identifiable people in the photos have given their permission.

We look forward to showcasing your stories and images in the magazine and on a dedicated 30th anniversary page on PAGES' website.


3. PAGES and Neotoma webinar 15 October

The 3rd PAGES webinar will be held in conjunction with Neotoma on 15 October 2020 from 16:00-17:30 UTC. Presenter Jack Williams will give an overview of the Neotoma Paleoecology Database, its mission, key features of its data model, its software ecosystem, growth trends and other recent developments, research and educational partnerships, and data governance. After Jack's presentation, there will be a Q&A session. The webinar will be recorded and made available shortly afterwards on PAGES' YouTube Channel. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2055


4. 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. Working group extensions
Due to COVID-19 disruptions, many working groups will be extended for an additional year. The extensions will be visible in the timeline information on each working group's home page. Find all the current working groups here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/intro

iii. 2k Network
a. CoralHydro2k: Abstracts due 15 September for the CoralHydro2k session "Can large-scale ocean and climate reconstructions from corals improve our understanding of past, present, and future extremes?" at the 14th International Coral Reef Symposium in Bremen, Germany, from 18-23 July 2021: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1964
b. The AGU Fall Meeting session "Climate of the Common Era", which was previously run by 2k Network members for more than 10 years, continues! See point 5 for all details.
c. Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 28. Regional and transregional climate variability over the last 2000 years. See point 1 for all details.

iv. Arctic Cryosphere Change and Coastal Marine Ecosystems (ACME)
Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 34. Cryosphere change impacts on arctic coastal environments and ecosystems during the Holocene. See point 1 for all details.

v. Carbon in Peat on EArth through Time (C-PEAT)
a. A reminder that Graeme Swindles et al. are gathering charcoal records from peat cores for a new collaborative project as part of C-PEAT, focussed on peatlands fires in the Holocene – HOLOPEATFIRE. The aim is to carry out a global-scale analysis of peatland fires (tropics to the poles) through time and write it up as a multi-author paper for Nature-group/PNAS or similar. The steering group includes Graeme Swindles, Angela Gallego-Sala, Julie Loisel, Mark Hardiman, Phil Camill, Paul Morris, Maarten Blaauw, and Tom Roland. Everyone who contributes data or other expertise will be an author on the work as default. If you have any charcoal data from a peatland with an associated chronology and would like to be involved, contact Graeme for the template to complete: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to declare your interest in contributing. All data should be submitted by September 2020.
b. The group is involved in two sessions at the AGU Fall Meeting in December. See point 5 for all details.
c.
The joint PAGES-INQUA workshop on tropical peatland processes and ecosystem services will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, in March 2021. See point 9 for all details.
d. Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 37. Peatland ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services: How paleoscience and management can feed back to each other. See point 1 for all details.

vi. Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies (CRIAS)
a. The group's third workshop will be held from 19-20 March 2021 in Hong Kong, and also online. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 30 October. See point 9 for all details.
b. The paper "Central Europe, 1531–1540 CE: The driest summer decade of the past five centuries?" by Rudolf Brázdil et al. is open for discussion in Climate of the Past until 14 September. Previous studies related to historical droughts in the Czech Lands showed that summers of 1531–1540 could represent the driest summer decade of the past 500 years. To confirm this hypothesis, documentary data from Central Europe were collected and presented for individual summers and complemented by maps of precipitation and drought distribution to document corresponding weather patterns and their various impacts: https://cp.copernicus.org/preprints/cp-2020-92/
c. Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 22. Historical climate reconstruction and impacts utilizing written records. See point 1 for all details.

vii. Cycles of Sea-Ice Dynamics in the Earth system (C-SIDE)
Leaders announce a call for contributions to the group's Climate of the Past special issue "Reconstructing Southern Ocean sea-ice dynamics on glacial-to-historical timescales". Submission deadline is 31 December 2021, extendable if necessary. The special issue editors are Karen Kohfeld, Xavier Crosta, Alice Marzocchi, Juliane Müller, Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz, and Laurie Menviel. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/c-side/scientific-goals

viii. Climate Variability Across Scales (CVAS)
a. Register by 30 September for the workshop "Beyond Palaeoclimate Ping Pong: Improving estimates of past climate variability by consistent data-model comparison" to be held from 3-6 December in Heidelberg, Germany, and also online. See point 9 for all details.
b. Find out more and join the CVAS seminar/workshop series which runs until October. The series aims to provide an overview of the current state of the research relevant to the CVAS community in order to identify starting points for collaborative projects. Access all information - about the speaker schedule and how to join - on the group's home page, under the heading "Seminar series/workshops - July to October 2020": http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/cvas#seminars
c. Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 13. Climate variability across scales and climate states. See point 1 for all details.

ix. Floods Working Group (FWG)
Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 16. Towards an improved understanding of past flood variability and examples on how such data can have a bearing on present and future flood risk management. See point 1 for all details.

x. LandCover6k
a. The group's 4th General Workshop, planned for 9-10 October 2020, is postponed until a future date. Given current circumstances, the organizers at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, are assessing the possibility of holding the workshop in 2021 based on university reopening and governmental safety guidelines. See point 9 for all details.
b. Group members are involved in two PAGES' 6th OSM sessions: Session 21. Deep histories of land-use and land-cover change in African montane regions and Session 41. Towards a global past human land-use and land-cover synthesis over the Holocene. See point 1 for all details.

xi. PALeo constraints on SEA level rise (PALSEA)
a. Registration for the PALSEAExpress meeting to be held online from 15-16 September 2020 closes 11 September. This meeting has been added to the PALSEA calendar because the planned joint meeting with SERCE "Improving understanding of ice sheet and solid Earth processes driving paleo sea level change" has been postponed until 2021. See point 9 for details about both events.
b. A new paper acknowledging PALSEA, on the influence of foraminiferal count size on reconstructions of paleo-marsh elevation, has been published in Journal of Foraminiferal Research. See point 8 for all details.
c. The group will conduct a joint session with QUIGS at the AGU Fall Meeting in December. See point 5 for all details.
d. Group members are involved in two PAGES' 6th OSM sessions: Session 2. The last interglacial and Session 31. Quantifying relative sea-level changes from geological archives. See point 1 for all details.

xii. PalEOclimate and the PeopLing of the Earth (PEOPLE 3000)
a. The "Understanding long-term human-environment feedback loops through the integration of archaeology, paleoclimate and ecological models" workshop in Arica, Chile, has been postponed. Potential new dates could be in January or March 2021. See point 9 for all details.
b. Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 40. Integrating method and theory for global comparisons of human demography and climate change in the Late Holocene. See point 1 for all details.

xiii. PAGES-PMIP Working Group on Quaternary Interglacials (QUIGS)
a. Call for contributions! The virtual QUIGS-IFG meeting on glacial terminations will be held on 10 and 12 November 2020. The deadline for abstract submission is 10 September. Registration opens in October. See point 9 for all details.
b. The original September 2020 workshop in Cassis, France, has been postponed until 21-23 Sepember 2021. See point 9 for all details.
c.
A new paper, inspired by past workshop discussions, on the Mid-Pleistocene Transition and the Southern Ocean's role in moderating Earth's climate is now available. See point 8 for all details.
d. The group will conduct a joint session with PALSEA at the AGU Fall Meeting in December. See point 5 for all details.
e. Group members are involved in PAGES' 6th OSM Session 2. The last interglacial. See point 1 for all details.

xiv. Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis (SISAL)
a. A new paper from Andrew Lorrey et al. on late quaternary climate variability and change from New Zealand speleothems, which re-evaluates speleothem isotope series from Aotearoa that were recently contributed to the Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis (SISAL) database, is now available. See point 8 for all details.
b. Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 3. New developments in speleothem paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental science. See point 1 for all details.

xv. Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society (VICS)
a. The next VICS workshop, originally scheduled for late September 2020, will be held 8-10 March 2021. The working plan is that a physical meeting will be held in Aarhus, Denmark, and the new dates will still allow on-site participants to interact with an exhibition on volcanism and society at the Moesgård Museum. The meeting will also be online. See point 9 for all details.
b. Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 12. Volcanic impacts on climate and society. See point 1 for all details.


5. AGU Fall Meeting 2020 and EGU General Assembly 2021 updates

i. AGU 2020
The AGU Fall Meeting will be held online and in San Francisco, USA, in December 2020. Content will include real-time sessions, networking opportunities and poster hall time. With all of this content, the Fall Meeting will be concentrated from 7-11 December and events will be extended around the meeting from 1-17 December. There will be recorded sessions so you can watch at your convenience. Convergent themes including global science policy, data, natural hazards, and climate science will be prominently featured. Registration opens soon and the program will be released in October. Several PAGES working groups will conduct sessions. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2025

ii. EGU 2021
The EGU General Assembly will be held from 25-30 April 2021 in Vienna, Austria. The EGU invites you to take an active part in organizing the scientific program. Submit a session, short course or town hall proposal by 11 September. All details: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2021/provisionalprogramme


6. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN) updates

i. New Steering Committee members
Current members welcome Olga Gildeeva, Christine Omuombo, Jessie Pearl, and Lena Thöle to the ECN leadership team. Find out more about them: http://pastglobalchanges.org/ecn/structure

ii. ERC Starting Grant Mentoring by YAE - online
A European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant Mentoring online event, hosted by the Young Academy of Europe (YAE), will be held on 21 September. Researchers from EU13 and Associated Countries who are interested in applying for an ERC Starting Grant are welcome to join, but need to register. All details: https://yacadeuro.org/erc-starting-grant-mentoring-event/

iii. Call for Reviewers of the SOD of the Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)
Mountain Research Initiviative (MRI), alongside the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), PAGES ECN, the Permafrost Young Research Network (PYRN), and the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community, are calling for ECRs to participate in a group review of the Second Order Draft (SOD) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The review will run from 4 December 2020 to 29 January 2021. To participate, register no later than 23 September (23:59 UTC). All details and application form: https://www.mountainresearchinitiative.org/news-page-all/129-mri-news/2616-call-for-reviewers-of-the-second-order-draft-of-the-working-group-ii-contribution-to-the-ipcc-sixth-assessment-report-ar6

iv. PAGES-INQUA ECR PASES workshop updates
The joint PAGES-INQUA ECR "Past Socio-Environmental Systems (PASES)" workshop, planned for 9-13 November 2020, has been postponed until November 2021. The venue will still be La Serena y Coquimbo, Chile. In order to keep momentum going for the in-person workshop, the organizing committee will conduct a virtual workshop from 9-11 November 2020. Invited speakers are Cesar Mendez and Yoshi Maezumi. Registration deadline will be late October. See point 9 for workshop times and more details.

v. Webinar
Rafael Labarca from Escuela de Arqueologia, Austral University (Chile) recently presented, in Spanish, the webinar "Archaeology and Paleontology of the Tagua Tagua paleolake", organized by the Central and South American PAGES ECN Regional Representatives. The recording is now available on the ECN YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOYMcwIY9EU

vi. Mailing list
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


7. Upcoming PAGES deadlines

i. Applications for new PAGES working groups due 16 September
If you have already contacted a PAGES SSC Member to discuss your new working group proposal (deadline was 2 September), please remember to submit your applications by 16 September. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/new-wg-proposal. 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 three-year phases with each phase culminating in an intermediary or final major product (e.g. synthesis article, special issue, database). The next deadline for new working group applications will be in February 2021.

ii. Applications for workshop/meeting financial support due 16 September
If you have already contacted a PAGES SSC Member to discuss your new workshop/meeting support proposal (deadline was 2 September), please remember to submit your applications by 16 September. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/my-pages/meeting-support. 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. The next deadline for financial support will be in February 2021.

iii. PAGES Early-Career Award (ECA) nominations due 30 September
This new, biannual award is 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. Nominations due 30 September: http://pastglobalchanges.org/my-pages/pages-eca

 
8. Recent products

i. PALSEA: Andrew Kemp et al. published "Enough is Enough, or More is More? Testing the Influence of Foraminiferal Count Size on Reconstructions of Paleo-Marsh Elevation" in Journal of Foraminiferal Research: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/13109

ii. PlioVAR: Members of PAGES' former working group Pliocene climate variability over glacial-interglacial timescales (PlioVAR) published "Lessons from a high-CO2 world: an ocean view from  ∼ 3 million years ago" in Climate of the Past. Led by Erin McClymont, authors examine a single interglacial during the late Pliocene (KM5c, ca. 3.205±0.01 Ma) when atmospheric CO2 exceeded pre-industrial concentrations, but were similar to today and to the lowest emission scenarios for this century: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/13105

iii. QUIGS: Heather Ford and Tom Chalk published "The Mid-Pleistocene enigma" in Oceanography: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/13107

iv. SISAL: Andrew Lorrey et al. published "Late Quaternary Climate Variability and Change from Aotearoa New Zealand Speleothems: Progress in Age Modelling, Oxygen Isotope Master Record Construction and Proxy-Model Comparisons" in Quaternary: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/13108


9. PAGES working group meetings and deadlines

i. ACME:
Towards reliable proxy-based reconstructions: community perspectives and criteria for the ACME database
Venue, dates and deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1994

ii. C-PEAT:
Joint PAGES-INQUA workshop on tropical peatland processes and ecosystem services
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
19-20 March 2021 and online
Abstract deadline (extended): 30 October
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2021

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

v. CVAS:
a. Seminar series
Online
10 and 24 September; 8 and 22 October 2020
http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/cvas/meetings

b. Beyond Palaeoclimate Ping Pong: Improving estimates of past climate variability by consistent data-model comparison
Heidelberg, Germany, and online
3-6 December 2020
Registration deadline: 30 September
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1970

vi. ECN:
a. PASES Virtual Workshop (vPASES2020)
Online
9-11 November 2020
Registration deadline: 29 October
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2044

b. PAGES-INQUA ECR workshop: Past Socio-Environmental Systems (PASES)
La Serena, Chile
November 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
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
Update: Postponed
New dates and deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1936

viii. PALSEA:
a. PALSEAExpress meeting
Online
15-16 September 2020
Registration deadline: 11 September
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2043

b. Improving understanding of ice-sheet and solid-Earth processes driving paleo sea-level change
Palisades, NY, USA
Northern Hemisphere Autumn 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1991

ix. PEOPLE 3000:
Understanding long-term human-environment feedback loops through the integration of archeology, paleoclimate and ecological mode
Arica, Chile
January or March 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1995

x. QUIGS:
a. Virtual QUIGS-IFG meeting on glacial terminations
Online
10 and 12 November 2020
Call for presentations deadline: 10 September
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2054

b. Glacial Terminations: processes and feedbacks
Cassis, France
21-23 September 2021
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1992

xi. SISAL:
Assessing the role cave monitoring data can play in improving climatic interpretations from speleothem records
Jerusalem, Israel
9-13 November 2020
Update: Postponed until 2021
New dates and deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2026

xii. VICS:
Moving forward by looking back
Aarhus, Denmark
30 September to 2 October 2020
Update: Postponed
New dates: 8-10 March 2021
Deadlines: Late 2020
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1993


10. 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. Carpathian-Balkan Paleoscience Workshop 2020 (CBPW2020)
Sacel, Maramures, Romania
Postponed until 2021 (dates TBA)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1996

ii. Environmental histories and interdisciplinary perspectives on resilience in the tropical Andes
Bogotá, Colombia
11-12 February 2021
Update: Postponed
New dates: June 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2028

iii. Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress
Brisbane, Australia
12-15 June 2021
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1956

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

v. Climate Change, The Karst Record (KR9 Conference)
Innsbruck, Austria
11-14 July 2021
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1918

vi. IPICS 3rd Open Science Conference
Crans Montana, Switzerland
18-23 October 2020
Update: Postponed
New dates: 10-16 October 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1967

vii. IAL-IPA joint meeting "Lakes as Memories of the Landscape"
San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
20-24 March 2022
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2009

viii. The 19th International Swiss Climate Summer School
Grindelwald, Switzerland
August 2022 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1982


11. Endorsed and affiliated groups updates

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

i. CarpClim
a. The PAGES-endorsed Carpathian Climate and Environment Working Group (CarpClim) workshop, planned for 31 August to 4 September 2020, has been postponed until 2021. The program remains the same and the new dates will be announced as soon as possible. See point 10 for all details.
b. An open-air laboratory has been established in the Carpathians at the Carpathian Interdisciplinary Research Center (CIRC): http://geoconcept.ro/circ/. CarpClim leaders are looking to collect secondhand (or over used) lab and field equipment from partners in Europe. The equipment should still be functional but not used anymore (old fashioned, not updated, needing repair, etc). Shipping would be paid for by CIRC. This center is considered as the CarpClim headquarters. If you have suitable equipment, please contact Marcel Mindrescu: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff/carpclim/people

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, and will be confirmed asap. See point 10 for all details.

iii. PMIP
The PMIP 2020 Conference will be held virtually and in Nanjing, China, from 26-30 October 2020. Registration opens soon. There will be no registration fee for participants joining virtually: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1947

iv. Varves Working Group
Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 6. Sedimentary varves: High-resolution archives of past climate and environmental change. See point 1 for all details.


12. Future Earth updates

i. Future Earth in Transition
An update from Interim Executive Director Josh Tewksbury: https://futureearth.org/2020/08/31/future-earth-in-transition-an-update-from-interim-executive-director-josh-tewksbury/

ii. Annual Report
See interactive highlights from across the global networks' efforts towards transformative sustainability science in the Future Earth 2019-2020 Annual Report: https://2020.futureearth.org/

iii. Montreal Hub calls for Canadian scientists
Future Earth is building a database of Canadian scientists for the new Montreal Hub website, and calls for interested scientists to create a profile. This dedicated page showcases expert profiles of the Canadian research community. By including your profile in this database, you will not only gain visibility among Future Earth's international partners and networks, but also help build a community of sustainability scientists across Canada. Fill in your information here: https://montreal.futureearth.org/our-experts/
For any technical difficulties, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
There is also a Montreal Hub newsletter for Canadian scientists. Sign up here: https://confirmsubscription.com/h/j/F544957F315D571B

iv. Hosting the Future Earth Ocean Knowledge-Action Network
The Ocean Knowledge Action Network (KAN) is soliciting offers to host its International Project Office (IPO) from February 2021 onward. Currently co-chaired by Anna Zivian and Mitsuo Uematsu, the Ocean KAN has already established its development team and implementation plan and needs an IPO to develop further. Letter of intent deadline 4 October: https://futureearth.org/2020/08/06/call-for-applications-hosting-the-future-earth-ocean-knowledge-action-network/

v. Collaborative Research Action (CRA) funding call on Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability
On 23 July 2020, the Belmont Forum officially launched a Collaborative Research Action (CRA) funding call on Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability. The call focuses on supporting transdisciplinary networks to innovate solutions and/or synthesize positive and negative inter-linkages across the SDGs, which will contribute to the co-design of sustainable development pathways. The call closes 31 October. For full details and the forms, go to: https://www.belmontforum.org/cras/#pathways2020

The Future Earth Secretariat is a partner of this CRA by:
i) providing research funds from the PEGASuS program to support research synthesis by African research consortia;
ii) organising a virtual capacity building workshop for early-career researchers from Africa interested in joining Belmont Forum consortium proposals: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2051
iii) supporting global coordination and facilitation of the Collaborative Research Action with the goal of creating synergies among the funded projects. This latter activity will be aligned with the Future Earth Pathways initiative: https://futureearth.org/initiatives/earth-targets-initiatives/science-based-pathways/
If you would like to know more about the collaboration or if you have any questions, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

vi. Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)
a. MRI will conduct two sessions at PAGES' 6th Open Science Meeting in Morocco in May 2021. All details: https://www.mountainresearchinitiative.org/news-page-all/124-call-for-abstracts/2588-call-for-abstracts-mountain-sessions-at-the-pages-2021-open-science-meeting
b. Read the August Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/mountainresearchinitiative.org/mri-global-newsletter-august-2020


13. World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) updates

i. Konrad Steffen: Snow and ice were his passion
WCRP is shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Konrad 'Koni' Steffen. He was an inspiration and friend to so many in WCRP, especially through his longstanding contributions to the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Program. Thomas Stocker has shared this obituary: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/news/wcrp-news/1606-konrad-steffen

ii. Nominations Open for 2020 Data and Model Development Prizes
Each year WCRP, together with its partners the World Weather Research Programme and the Global Climate Observing System, awards two prizes for notable achievements in data and model development. Nomination deadline is 30 September: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/news/wcrp-news/1595-prizes2020

iii. CLIVAR
Read the September Bulletin: https://mailchi.mp/clivar.org/clivar-september-2020-bulletin


14. Other news and opportunities

i. Black in Geoscience Week
This week is the first ever Black in Geoscience Week, with a range of activities, ranging from talks to panel discussions. Follow Twitter and Instagram: @BlkinGeoscience and use #BlackinGeoscienceWeek

ii. "Pitch your Research" online workshop
The "Pitch your Research" workshop will be held on 20 and 21 October 2020. This interactive format is for PhD students from all disciplines who are dealing with the topic of digitalisation in their dissertation. In the context of a generally understandable scientific short presentation of about 10 minutes, the participants of the workshop get the chance to present their dissertation to other doctoral students and receive individual feedback. Participation is free of charge. Call for papers deadline is 15 September. It's also possible to participate in the event exclusively as a listener. All details: https://www.indigo-netzwerk.de/veranstaltungsliste/workshops/doktoranden-workshop-2020/

iii. Analyseries software survey
The Analyseries software created by Didier Paillard (LSCE) in the 1990s is on its way to be outdated. It does not run on the latest Mac Operating System (Catalina) and is not compatible with the latest Excel versions (from Excel 2016 on). An operational Analyseries requires to totally rewrite the software. Aline Govin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Elisabeth Michel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) have set up a survey on the use of Analyseries to determine how much this software is necessary to the scientific community and which functionalities the new Analyseries should potentially include. The survey (in English) is available here: https://sondage.lsce.ipsl.fr/index.php/966546?newtest=Y&lang=en/. It takes 10-15 minutes to answer all questions, which are all optional. The survey closes 20 September.

iv. Commission seeks candidates for the ERC Scientific Council
An independent Identification Committee set up by the European Commission has begun the search for potential candidates for membership of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC). Nominations are accepted until 30 September: https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/commission-seeks-candidates-erc-scientific-council-2020-jul-13_en

v. Data analysis workshop
A three-day workshop on "Uncertainties in data analysis" will be held at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany, from 30 September to 2 October 2020: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2045

vi. British Ecological Society Palaeoecology Special Interest Group Blog
These weekly blog posts are a summation of top paleoecology papers. New posts include: "Recalling the buried to tell past stories" and "How tiny algae highlight our current climate problems": https://palaeosigbes.wordpress.com/

 

 

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