PAGES e-news vol. 2020, no.12

PAGES IPO

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PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2020, no. 12
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CONTENTS

1. PAGES SSC updates and call for new members
2. Deadline extended for 30th anniversary memories
3. ICYMI - latest Past Global Changes Magazine
4. Have your say in the PAGES Survey - deadline 14 February
5. Deadlines for new working group and workshop support applications
6. Working group news
7. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN) updates
8. Recent products
9. AGU Fall Meeting 2020 and EGU General Assembly 2021 updates
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 updates
15. IPCC AR6 updates

16. Other news and opportunities
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1. PAGES SSC updates and call for new members

a. At the end of 2020, PAGES says goodbye and thank you to two very active members of the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and Executive Committee (EXCOM).
Darrell Kaufman has been a data advocate, leading the PAGES Data Stewardship Integrative Activity, and shining a light on issues of data storage and accessibility. Blas Valero-Garcés was the mastermind (with his team) behind PAGES' 5th Open Science Meeting and 3rd Young Scientists Meeting in Spain in 2017, as well as leading the Extremes Integrative Activity. PAGES is indebted to both for their service to PAGES and the paleoscience community.
We also extend our thanks and well wishes to Stella Alexandroff, who was the first PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN) representative on the SSC. After the creation of the ECN, Stella led the way for the integration of the ECN into the broader PAGES decision-making process and provided valuable input into the future of PAGES from an early-career-researcher perspective. We thank her for serving as the ECN SSC member for two years.
All three outgoing SSC members will continue to be involved in PAGES activities in various ways.

b. In January 2021, five new members join the SSC: Eugenia Ferrero, Aixue Hu, Keely Mills, Pradeep Srivastava, and ECN representative Tamara Trofimova. PAGES welcomes them to the committee and looks forward to their contributions.

c. Would you like to be a member of the SSC and contribute to PAGES' activities? Applications are due 2 April 2021 for the term starting in January 2022. The term runs for three to six years. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/about/structure/scientific-steering-committee/apply


2. Deadline extended for 30th anniversary memories

Did you miss the previous deadline for contributions asking for memories and funny moments? There is still a chance to share your stories. The deadline for contributions has been extended to 31 January 2021.

As part of the celebrations for our 30th anniversary, a special issue of Past Global Changes Magazine will be published in mid-2021. 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., 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. ICYMI - latest Past Global Changes Magazine

The latest Past Global Changes Magazine "Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies" is now available to read online and download: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/pages-magazine/13122

Historical climatology is the interdisciplinary research field that reconstructs past climates and weather and their societal impacts on the basis of written and physical records produced by people.

This issue of Past Global Changes Magazine presents papers on the current state of research in several world regions, as well as on new methods and the analysis of new sources in the field. It is a product of the PAGES Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies (CRIAS) working group: http://pastglobalchanges.org/crias

The print version will be sent when there is more certainty about postal deliveries.

Plus, a reminder that if you didn't receive your requested hard copy of the previous magazine "Past Plant Diversity and Conservation" due to COVID-19 postal disruptions, please contact PAGES IPO to request it to be re-sent when the time is appropriate: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


4. Have your say in the PAGES Survey - deadline 14 February

This survey intends to collect suggestions from the paleo community regarding PAGES' activities in the coming years. It consists of three sections – About you, PAGES' priorities, and what PAGES can do for you – and should take about 10 minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous, and the results will be presented in the 30th anniversary magazine issue. We look forward to receiving your feedback by 14 February: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKkAzS2MXVUierMxrnG5SBFL3LsUH3pkl-p63-7uwXmdWQ3g/viewform


5. Deadlines for new working group and workshop support applications

Applications for new PAGES working groups and applications for financial support to hold a workshop or meeting are due 12 April 2021. You must contact a PAGES SSC member at least two weeks before the deadline to advise them of your plans.
Information about creating a new working group: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/new-wg-proposal
Information about applying for financial support to conduct a workshop or meeting from October 2021 onwards: http://pastglobalchanges.org/my-pages/meeting-support


6. 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: http://pastglobalchanges.org/2k
a. Network leaders held a webinar for early-career researchers to outline Phase 3 goals and plans and provide more information about all the network's current projects. See point 8 for all details.
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 9 for all details.
c. Submit an abstract to the group's vEGU21: Gather Online session "Studying the climate of the last two millennia" at the 2021 EGU. See point 9 for all details.
d. CoralHydro2k project leader Thomas Felis is involved in the German research program "Tropical Climate Variability and Coral Reefs – A Past to Future Perspective on Current Rates of Change at Ultra-High Resolution". See point 16 for all details.

iii. Arctic Cryosphere Change and Coastal Marine Ecosystems (ACME): http://pastglobalchanges.org/acme
The postponed 2020 workshop "Towards reliable proxy-based reconstructions: community perspectives and criteria for the ACME database" has been tentatively rescheduled for October 2021. See point 10 for all details.

iv. Carbon in Peat on EArth through Time (C-PEAT): http://pastglobalchanges.org/c-peat
a. The group is involved in two sessions at the AGU Fall Meeting on 10 and 11 December. See point 9 for all details.
b.
A new working group paper "Expert assessment of future vulnerability of the global peatland carbon sink" has been published in Nature Climate Change. See point 8 for all details.
c.
The joint PAGES-INQUA workshop on tropical peatland processes and ecosystem services, scheduled for March 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand, has been tentatively rescheduled for the last quarter of 2021. See point 10 for all details.

v. Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies (CRIAS): http://pastglobalchanges.org/crias
a. The group's third workshop, planned for 19-20 March 2021 in Hong Kong, will now be held online. See point 10 for all details.
b. Interested researchers are encouraged to offer reviews or submit relevant manuscripts for the Climate of the Past special issue "International methods and comparisons in climate reconstruction and impacts from archives of societies." For those of you who proposed manuscripts, note that the closing date is still April 2021 but earlier submissions would be much appreciated. Editors are Sam White, Qing Pei, Andrea Kiss, Rudolf Brazdil, Martin Bauch, Heli Huhtamaa, and Chantal Camenisch: https://cp.copernicus.org/articles/special_issue1068.html

vi. Cycles of Sea-Ice Dynamics in the Earth system (C-SIDE): http://pastglobalchanges.org/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: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/c-side/scientific-goals

vii. Climate Variability Across Scales (CVAS): http://pastglobalchanges.org/cvas
a. The group's AGU Fall Meeting session is on 15 December. See point 9 for all details.
b. Submit an abstract to the group's vEGU21: Gather Online session "Climate Variability Across Scales and Climate States" at the 2021 EGU. See point 9 for all details.
c. Group leaders announce a new online seminar series from November to March. "Climate variability across scales: from the butterfly’s wings to the age of the Earth" is a series of eight lectures. The second presentation, from Christian Grams, and third, from Tine Nilsen, are now available on PAGES' YouTube channel. See point 8 for all details and point 10 for the coming program.
d. The workshop "Beyond Palaeoclimate Ping Pong: Improving estimates of past climate variability by consistent data-model comparison" scheduled for 3-6 December 2020 in Heidelberg, Germany, has been postponed until July 2021. See point 10 for all details.

viii. Floods Working Group: http://pastglobalchanges.org/floods
a. Scott St. George, Amanda Hefner and Judith Avila wrote a comment piece for Nature Geoscience on recent updates to flood risk procedures in the USA. See point 8 for all details.
b. Group leader Juan Ballesteros recently presented "Deciphering past flood disaster in high mountain regions based on tree-ring records" as part of the Bath Spa University's Hazard, Risk and Disaster Research Seminar Series 2020-21. See point 8 for all details.

ix. LandCover6k: http://pastglobalchanges.org/landcover6k
The group's 4th General Workshop will hopefully be held in the second half of 2021. Given current circumstances, the organizers at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, are assessing the possibilities. Announcements will be made when available. See point 10 for all details.

x. PALeo constraints on SEA level rise (PALSEA): http://pastglobalchanges.org/palsea
a. The group held a joint session with QUIGS at the AGU Fall Meeting on 8 and 9 December.
b. A long-term PALSEA goal is to create standardized sea-level databases. In 2019, they achieved a milestone goal thanks to the work of Nicole Khan and the HOLSEA community. For the Holocene, there is now a series of regional databases compiled using a unique framework: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/special-issues/12887. A similar goal for the Last Interglacial is being pursued via the European Research Council led by group leader Alessio Rovere, in close collaboration with PALSEA. Several authors are compiling data into the World Atlas of Last Interglacial Shorelines, and a special issue of Earth System Science Data is underway: https://essd.copernicus.org/articles/special_issue1055.html. The journal follows a discussion forum format, therefore anyone is free to read the preprints and leave comments.

xi. PalEOclimate and the PeopLing of the Earth (PEOPLE 3000): http://pastglobalchanges.org/people3000
Meeting now online! The "Understanding long-term human-environment feedback loops through the integration of archaeology, paleoclimate and ecological models" workshop originally planned to be held in Arica, Chile, will be held online in March 2021, with an in-person meeting later in the year. See point 10 for all details.

xii. PAGES-PMIP Working Group on Quaternary Interglacials (QUIGS): http://pastglobalchanges.org/quigs
a. The next in-person workshop, in Cassis, France, will be held from 21-23 September 2021. See point 10 for all details.
b.
The group held a joint session with PALSEA at the AGU Fall Meeting on 8 and 9 December.

xiii. Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis (SISAL): http://pastglobalchanges.org/sisal
a. Congratulations to working group leader Laia Comas-Bru, who has been awarded the World Climate Research Programme and Global Climate Observing System International Data Prize. See point 14 for all details.
b. Submit an abstract to the group's vEGU21: Gather Online session "Speleothem and Continental Carbonate Archives of Modern and Palaeoenvironmental Change" at the 2021 EGU. See point 9 for all details.
c. On 19 November, SISAL held two community meetings with updates from the steering committee and presentations highlighting some recent science that was done using the database. Recordings of the meetings are available here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CEH1r12NOncnJCeN_K27RJG-hpAkcLCQ
Slides of the presentation by the steering committee and a notebook for feedback, comments or questions can be accessed here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uoJpOO6rFwvrf8C93VjGQVUvBHKPFElvgwmuj-Z787o/edit
d. Regional coordinators are asked to start filling in the master list of speleothem proxy records other than stable isotopes here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KeE6olio3JMGn-4KeX4ALy10xqeE8gUuMcEgqQu9dUM/edit
e. The group's fifth workshop will take place in Israel in October 2021. See point 10 for all details.

xiv. Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society (VICS): http://pastglobalchanges.org/vics
a. Submit an abstract to the group's vEGU21: Gather Online session "Understanding volcano-climate impacts and the stratospheric aerosol layer" at the 2021 EGU. See point 9 for all details.
b. The planned March workshop in Aarhus, Denmark, has been postponed. See point 10 for all details.
c. The deadline for submissions to the VICS special issue "Interdisciplinary studies of volcanic impacts on climate and society" in Climate of the Past has been extended to 31 May 2021. Information on the special issue can be found here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/special-issues/13118. Group leaders encourage comments for papers in discussion.


7. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN) updates

i. vPASES post-workshop information
a. Organizers are thankful to all presenters, keynote speakers and the 240 attendees for a fruitful and inspiring three-day online workshop in November which touched on a wide range of paleoscience and socio-environmental topics. An average of 100 participants from different parts of the world tuned in each day.
b. In an attempt to find ways this community-driven workshop can maintain momentum and to continue to serve ECRs in the months leading up to the in-person workshop next year, organizers encourage you to complete the ​feedback form​. It takes 5-7 minutes to fill in and closes on 10 ​December. The form is anonymous and the responses will be used for internal evaluation only: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdf0V3egvWADScVdDrInjq1p7iZcQe96_bEWSceMtQDmYUJWA/viewform
c. Those interested in joining the post-workshop breakout activity ​"Pillars of collaboration of ECRs in past socio-environmental systems​​ research"​ are encourage to sign up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iHL8uNYmj4_LMEjTnrygcMZfTRPW8FK3lZjB19g-I6E/edit#gid=0​ and read the foundations of this project: ​https://www.pases2020.com/index.php/breakout-activity/​. Everyone is welcome to join this community-driven collaborative venture to create a global network of case studies and knowledge on human-environment relationships in the past.

ii. Grant-writing recording
On 4 November, Alessio Rovere presented "Getting your research funded: an ERC success story" and the webinar recording and presentation document are now available to view. See point 8 for all details.

iii. East Africa webinar series
Five presenters will hold webinars under the theme "The paleoresearch landscape in Africa - Lessons learnt from East Africa", a series organized by ECN regional representatives. The third presentation, from Daniel Olago, is on 16 December. See point 10 for all details.

iv. Spanish webinar - Women in Science
Dharma A. Reyes Macaya, from ONG Conciencia Sur, will discuss the most important problems for women in science in her presentation on 15 December "Ser científica en Latinoamerica y no fallar en el intento: Mujeres en Ciencia" (Succeeding as a female scientist in Latin America). Her talk, in Spanish, will be followed by a forum for personal stories. See point 10 for all details. If you can't join the webinar, you might still be interested in filling in this pre-webinar questionnaire: https://forms.gle/k4mong1Smym5wh686

v. 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


8. Recent products

i. 2k Network webinar
Network leaders outlined the various projects in a webinar designed to attract more ECR participation in the group's current phase. Access the recording on the ECN YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-hzcdotzEo

ii. C-PEAT paper
Authors Julie Loisel et al. review the main agents of change of peatland carbon stocks and fluxes, including drivers that can induce rapid peatland carbon losses (peat fire, land-use change, and permafrost thaw) and gradual drivers that can lead to rapid, nonlinear responses in peatland ecosystems (temperature increase, water table drawdown, sea-level rise, and nutrient addition) in the working group's Nature Climate Change paper: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/13149

iii. CVAS seminar series on YouTube
a. Christian Grams from the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Department Troposphere Research (IMK-TRO) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, presents "Synoptic to sub-seasonal surface climate variability in the Atlantic-European region: the role of weather regimes": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERxD53mHHn4&feature=youtu.be
b. Tine Nilsen from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Arctic University of Norway and the Department of Geography at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany, presents "Decadal climate variability and the scaling paradigm": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZRf2B_rGpg&feature=youtu.be

iv. ECN webinar
Alessio Rovere's grant-proposal webinar and accompanying presentation can be accessed here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2069

v. Floods Working Group
a. Scott St. George et al. published the comment piece "Paleofloods stage a comeback" in Nature Geoscience: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/13148
b. Access Juan Ballesteros' recent presentation "Deciphering past flood disaster in high mountain regions based on tree-ring records": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhN2fdwNb3I


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

i. AGU 2020
a. The AGU Fall Meeting is underway - it will be concentrated around 7-11 December and other events extended until 17 December. PAGES working groups 2k Network (11 Dec), C-PEAT (10+11 Dec), CVAS (15 Dec), and PALSEA and QUIGS (8+9 Dec) will conduct sessions. The ECN (17 Dec) will be presented in a session. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2025
b. PAGES' former SSC member Sheri Fritz (2012-2017), who was also PAGES' co-chair from 2015-2017, has been announced as an AGU Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Fellow. Congratulations Sheri! See the list of all 2020 AGU Fellows: https://eos.org/agu-news/2020-class-of-agu-fellows-announced

ii. EGU 2021
Abstract deadline is 13 January for the EGU General Assembly which will be held entirely online from 19-30 April 2021. The new conference is titled vEGU21: Gather Online (#vEGU21). PAGES 2k Network, CVAS, SISAL, and VICS working groups, and the PAGES-endorsed Varves Working Group have sessions. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2034


10. PAGES working group meetings and deadlines

i. ACME:
Towards reliable proxy-based reconstructions: community perspectives and criteria for the ACME database
Helsinki, Finland (TBC)
2 days in October 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1994

ii. C-PEAT:
Joint PAGES-INQUA workshop on tropical peatland processes and ecosystem services
Bangkok, Thailand
Late 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
Online
19-20 March 2021
Registration deadline: TBA
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: Climate variability across scales: From the butterfly’s wings to the age of the Earth
Online
November 2020 to March 2021
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2073

b. Beyond Palaeoclimate Ping Pong: Improving estimates of past climate variability by consistent data-model comparison
Heidelberg, Germany, and online
4-7 July 2021
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1970

vi. ECN:
a. Webinar series: The paleoresearch landscape in Africa - Lessons learnt from East Africa
Online
Until January 2021
No registration necessary
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2091

b. Webinar: Ser científica en Latinoamerica y no fallar en el intento: Mujeres en Ciencia
Online
15 December 2020
Registration deadline: 13 December
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2098

c. 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
Dates and deadlines: TBA
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
Tentative dates: 13-15 September 2021 (TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1991

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

b. Understanding long-term human-environment feedback loops through the integration of archeology, paleoclimate and ecological mode
Arica, Chile
September or October 2021 (dates TBA)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2099

x. QUIGS:
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
18-22 October 2021
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2026

xii. VICS:
Moving forward by looking back
Aarhus, Denmark
8-10 March 2021
Update: Postponed
New dates and 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. Varves Working Group seminar series
Online
Ongoing
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2085

ii. Climate Change, The Karst Record Online (KROnline)
Online
December 2020 to March 2021
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2089

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

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

v. Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI2021)
Brisbane, Australia, and online
12-15 June 2021
Call for sessions deadline: 15 December
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1956

vi. IPICS 3rd Open Science Conference
Crans Montana, Switzerland
10-15 October 2021
Deadline for abstract submission and travel support applications: 30 April
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1967

vii. Synergy between palaeo-scientists, ecologists and stakeholders for biodiversity conservation in Madagascar
Ranomafana, Madagascar
2-5 March 2022
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2027

viii. 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

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


12. 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 will now be held in 2021. The program remains the same and the new dates will be announced as soon as possible. See point 11 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. Historical Climatology
In the 17th episode of Climate History, co-hosts Dagomar Degroot and Emma Moesswilde interview PhD candidate Emily Webster from the Department of History at the University of Chicago, USA. Webster discusses what history can reveal about the unequal impacts of environmental change on marginalized communities, and how it can shed light on connections between apparently isolated environmental crises: https://www.historicalclimatology.com/interviews/pandemics-empires-and-the-lessons-of-history

iii. 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, will now be held from 10-15 October 2021. See point 11 for all details.

iv. Varves Working Group (VWG)
a. Submit an abstract to the group's vEGU21: Gather Online session "Geochronological tools for environmental reconstructions" which is co-sponsored by PAGES. See point 9 for all details.
b. The Varves Working Group has started an online seminar series to maintain and stimulate discussion within the varve community in the absence of meeting at conferences. New presentations will be announced soon. See point 11 for general details.


13. Future Earth updates

i. Knowledge Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events
This group will hold the session "Learning from the past? The role of extreme events and natural hazards in the human past" at the EGU Online General Assembly "vEGU21: Gather Online" from 19-30 April 2021. This session might resonate with many in the PAGES community and conveners encourage abstract submissions. See point 9 for all details about vEGU21.

ii. Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI2021)
a. Submit a session proposal in English by 15 December. Diverse, innovative, inter- and transdisciplinary proposals offering fresh perspectives to sustainability to further enrich the Congress program are invited to join the almost 100 sessions already accepted in the SRI2020 call for session proposals. Session proposals in Japanese, Mandarin, French and Spanish will be accepted until 1 January 2021. Registration is now also open. See point 11 for all details.
b. The call is launched to host SRI2022. Hosting SRI2022 is a unique opportunity for networks, universities, research institutions, government agencies, corporations, granting agencies, professional societies, non-profit organizations and other change-makers in sustainability aspiring to strengthen their global profile and thought leadership. The event will build on the outcomes and lessons learned from SRI2021, pushing forward an ambitious agenda for elevating the sustainability sector globally. All details: https://sri2022.org/

iii. Future Earth Newsletter
Access Future Earth's November newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/futureearth/november-2020-newsletter

iv. Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)
Read the November Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/mountainresearchinitiative.org/mri-global-newsletter-november-2020

v. Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA)
Read the November News: https://mailchi.mp/fedfeae1bce0/gmba-newsletter-november-2020

vi. Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS)
Read the December Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/ed5dbf576cf1/solas-newsletter-december-2020


14. World Climate Research Programme updates

i. Award winners
WCRP (and PAGES) congratulates the 2020 winners of the WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development, Dr Hella Garny (DLR, Germany), and the WCRP/GCOS International Data Prize, Drs Laia Comas-Bru (leader of PAGES' SISAL working group; University of Reading, UK) and Lijing Cheng (IAP, China). Full story: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/news/wcrp-news/1632-2020-prizes

ii. Workshop in February
The WCRP-CLIVAR Workshop on Climate Interactions among the Tropical Basins will be held online from 24-26 February 2021. There is a session on paleo proxies that could be of interest for the PAGES community. Other topics may also be relevant. Registration is free and required. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2088

iii. WCRP Newsletter
Read the WCRP November Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/wcrp-climate/news-november2020

iv. CLIVAR
Read the CLIVAR December Bulletin: https://mailchi.mp/clivar.org/clivar-december-2020-bulletin


15. IPCC AR6 updates

i. Review the IPCC AR6 SOD WGII
The second order draft of the Working Group II contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report Climate Change 2021: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability is now open for expert review until 29 January 2021. The government and expert review of the SOD is a key element of the IPCC assessment process. The purpose of this review is to help ensure that the report provides a balanced and comprehensive assessment of the latest scientific findings.
Register with the IPCC before 22 January 2021 and submit reviews here: https://apps.ipcc.ch/comments/ar6wg2/sod/register.php
More information on the process of the expert review can be found here: https://apps.ipcc.ch/comments/ar6wg2/sod/template/WG2AR6_SOD_ExpertReview_InformationNote.pdf

ii. New IPCC AR6 WGI deadline
The IPCC Executive Committee has reviewed changes to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) strategic planning schedule. Among other changes, the IPCC has extended the cut-off date for scientific literature to be included in the contribution of the AR6 of Working Group I to 31 January 2021. To review the changes in the AR6 schedule, go to: https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2020/09/Sum_Changes_AR6_Schedule.pdf


16. Other news and opportunities

i. EGU pilot for journal Article Processing Charges (APCs)
A pilot about APCs (flat rate of EUR2000 gross/paper) is being conducted by the journals Geoscientific Model Development and Climate of the Past for manuscripts submitted from 1 January 2021. All details: https://www.copernicus.org/news_and_press/2020-12-03_egu-journals-per-paper-apc-pilot.html

ii. Climate Change and History Research Initiative
The "Historical pandemics" webinar series from the spring is now on the website: https://cchri.princeton.edu/news/cchri-pandemics-seminar-series-now-online. CCHRI hopes to soon add the recordings from the fall series "Past answers to current concerns. Approaches to understanding historical societal resilience".

iii. British Ecological Society Palaeoecology Special Interest Group Blog
These weekly blog posts are a summation of top paleoecology papers. New posts include "How do you study an ecosystem no ecologist has ever seen?" and "New evidence to assess the 5 reasons Elm almost disappeared": https://palaeosigbes.wordpress.com/

iv. The Micropalaeontological Society Quiz
The Micropalaeontological Society is organising an End of Year Virtual Science Themed Quiz, hosted by science communicator Sam Langford and open to all, on 17 December from 20:00-21:45 UTC via Zoom. Event will be fully closed captioned. Register (small fee) by 15 December: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tms-holiday-quiz-tickets-130772366669

v. Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire
An online workshop from Fatih Ermiş at the Orient-Institut Beirut will be held from 10-11 December 2020. The workshop is open to all researchers who show interest in Ottoman environmental history and to all subfields of Ottoman studies, especially historians, geographers, theologians, natural scientists, sociologists, political scientists, botanists and zoologists. All details: https://www.orient-institut.org/events/event-details/environmental-history-of-the-ottoman-empire

vi. UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science
Since 2019, UNESCO has been developing an international Recommendation on Open Science. The first draft has been submitted to UNESCO Member States, and is now available for comment. Access it here: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000374837?posInSet=2&queryId=e88ea52e-28cc-4894-9b0f-293ad2b80b9f. The International Science Council, InterAcademy Partnership, World Federation of Engineering Organizations, and European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities are assisting UNESCO to gather feedback from the scientific community on the first draft text. You are invited to share your views by 15 December via this online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UNESCORecommendationOS

vii. Tropical Climate Variability and Coral Reefs – A Past to Future Perspective on Current Rates of Change at Ultra-High Resolution
This is a six-year research program funded by the German Research Foundation. PAGES' CoralHydro2k project leader Thomas Felis will be the coordinator for the first three-year funding period and Miriam Pfeiffer will coordinate the final three years. The project is expected to announce an international call for PhD and Postdoc positions in the second half of 2021. This is not a pure paleo-reconstruction program but also addresses modern ecosystem responses as documented in coral skeletons. Find out more: https://www.spp2299.tropicalclimatecorals.de

 

 

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