PAGES e-news vol. 2016, no.3

PAGES IPO

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PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2016, no. 3

1. PAGES website update
2. Call for PAGES OSM 2017 session suggestions
3. PAGES Romanian Paleoscience Symposium first confirmed speakers
4. Apply to become a PAGES SSC member
5. Propose a new PAGES working group
6. Apply for PAGES meeting support
7. Recent PAGES products
8. Working Group updates
9. Upcoming deadlines to attend PAGES-supported meetings
10. AGU Call for Sessions
11. PAGES at the EGU
12. Future Earth update
13. WCRP update
14. Endorsed and affiliated groups update
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1. PAGES website update

Our website is back online, following a month of disruptions from a DDoS attack. The Product Database is currently unavailable but should be functioning by 30 March.

With the end of IGBP in 2015, PAGES now has a new website address. www.pastglobalchanges.org

All previous www.pages-igbp.org links will continue to work for the next five years, but we suggest using www.pastglobalchanges.org from now on.


2. Call for PAGES OSM 2017 session suggestions

PAGES' 5th Open Science Meeting (OSM) will take place from 9-13 May 2017 in Zaragoza, Spain. The Scientific Program Committee has announced an open call for session suggestions. The program will be comprised of plenary, parallel and poster sessions. The plenary sessions will host keynote talks intended to stimulate discussions on the role of past global change science in providing information about strategies for a sustainable world, on the engagement of stakeholders in active cutting-edge research, and on the added value of interdisciplinary approaches. The parallel and associated poster sessions will accommodate top-level ongoing research.

Please provide a provisional title, potential conveners and a brief description of your suggested session. The Scientific Program Committee will prepare the program based on your input, aiming at a fair balance between the topics. Proposals should be sent to PAGES' Executive Director, Marie-France Loutre, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 1 May 2016.


3. PAGES Romanian Paleoscience Symposium first confirmed speakers

The first round of guest speakers have been confirmed for PAGES "Central and Eastern Europe Paleoscience Symposium: From Local to Global”. To read the about the presenters and their topics, go to: http://pastglobalchanges.org/news/all-news-items/9-latest-news/1409-pages-rom-symp

The deadline to attend the conference, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, from 23-24 May 2016, is 1 April.
For more information and to register, go to: http://georeview.ro/ocs/index.php/late-pleistocene-and-holocene/central-and-eastern-europe-ro


4. Apply to become a PAGES SSC member

PAGES is calling for applications from scientists to serve on its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) from 2017.

The SSC is the body responsible for overseeing PAGES activities. Scientists serve on the SSC initially for a period of three years, with the potential of renewing for an additional three-year term.
Two seats are available for this call and one of them is reserved for a Swiss colleague (Swiss National Science Foundation being one of our financial bodies).
Application deadline: 1 May
More information: http://pastglobalchanges.org/news/all-news-items/9-latest-news/1413-apply-for-ssc-2017
Apply here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/about/structure/scientific-steering-committee/apply


5. Propose a new PAGES working group

Submit a proposal for a new PAGES working group by 1 May. Ideas for working groups that would sit within the Environment sector of our new science structure are particularly encouraged in this round. More at: http://pastglobalchanges.org/ini/wg/new-wg-proposal


6. Apply for PAGES meeting support

PAGES offers meeting support under three categories of workshop: Official PAGES Working Group, Educational, and Open Call. The next deadline for applications is 1 May. The guidelines are available at: http://pastglobalchanges.org/my-pages/meeting-support


7. Recent PAGES products

Past Interglacials (PIGS):
Past Interglacials Working Group of PAGES. "Interglacials of the last 800,000 years” Reviews of Geophysics, 5 March 2016, doi: 10.1002/2015RG000482
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015RG000482/full

Emerging from a PAGES-supported workshop, Greece, April 2014:
Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 136, Pages 1-252, 15 March 2016.
Special Issue: Mediterranean Holocene Climate, Environment and Human Societies. Edited by Alexandra Gogou, Adam Izdebski and Karin Holmgren.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02773791/136/supp/C

Not a PAGES product as such, but a recent paper by two former PAGES Chairs and a former working group leader, Raymond S Bradley, Heinz Wanner and Henry F. Diaz, on the Medieval Quiet Period.
http://hol.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/01/22/0959683615622552.refs


8. Working Group updates

Upcoming PAGES-supported meetings in April and May (deadlines have passed, listed only for information purposes):

Aquatic Transitions: 2nd meeting, 26-28 April, Maine, USA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/all-events/127-pages/1554-aquatic-transitions-2nd-meeting
Contact: Jasmine Saros This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Connecting Paleo and Modern Oceanographic Data to Understand AMOC Over Decades to Centuries, 23-25 May, Boulder, USA
https://usclivar.org/meetings/2016-paleo-amoc-workshop
Contact: Hali Kilbourne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Aquatic Transitions session at 10th INTECOL IWC:

1. 10th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference
Special session: "Trends in wetland condition and ecosystem services: the value of the long term perspective"
19-24 September 2016
Changshu, China
Abstract deadline: 31 March
http://www.intecol-10iwc.com/EN/Index.aspx
Contacts: Peter Gell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jasmine Saros This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


LandCover6k sessions at conferences:

1. 4th Landscape Archaeology Conference LAC 2016
23-25 August 2016
University of Uppsala, Sweden
Deadline for paper & poster proposals: 1 April
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/all-events/127-pages/1566-lac2016

Two sessions:
a. "PAGES LandCover6k: mapping past global anthropogenic land cover and land use for climate modeling"
Contact: Marie-José Gaillard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
b. "Land Use and Land Cover Change (LULCC) in pre-colonial sub-Saharan Africa"
Contact: Andrea Kay This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. International Palynological Congress
23-28 October 2016
Salvador, Brazil
Session: SS23 – Pollen-based Holocene land-cover reconstructions for climate modelling – PAGES LandCover6k.
Organizers: Marie-José Gaillard, Sonia Fontana, Ralph Fyfe, Konrad Gajewski, Ulrika Herschuh, Anupama Krishnamurthy, Anne-Marie Lézine, Rob Marchant, Jack Williams & Qinghai Xu.
Abstract deadline: 14 April
http://www.ipciopcbrazil.com/sessions
Contact: Marie-José Gaillard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3. Eighth World Archaeological Congress, WAC8
28 August - 2 September 2016
Kyoto, Japan
http://wac8.org
Session T10-N: Science and Archaeology on "Holocene Land Use: A Critical Evaluation for Understanding the History of Human Land Use Dynamics"
Conveners: Marco Madella, Thomas Foster and Stefano Biagetti.
Deadline for abstract submission: 30 April
Contact: Marco Madella This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Floods Working Group session at GSA:

1. Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting 2016
25-28 September 2016
Denver, Colorado, USA
http://community.geosociety.org/gsa2016/home
Session T59: Paleofloods and Related Fluvial Processes during the Late Quaternary: Reconstructions and Causes
Deadline for abstract submission: opens 1 April, closes 31 July
Contact: Lisa Davis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


9. Upcoming deadlines to attend PAGES-supported meetings

Floods Working Group
"Cross community workshop on past flood variability"
27-30 June 2016
Grenoble, France
Apply by: deadline extended to 31 March
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/all-events/127-pages/1553-cross-community-workshop-on-past-flood-variability
Contacts: Bruno Wilhelm This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Stefanie Wirth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Quaternary Climate: Recent Findings and Future Challenges
28-30 April 2016
Goa, India
Abstract submission: 31 March
Registration: 20 April
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/all-events/127-pages/1575-quat-clim-goa
Contact: Rajeev Saraswat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VICS
1st VICS Working Group meeting
6-8 June 2016
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, New York, USA
Abstract deadline: 1 April
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/all-events/127-pages/1572-inaugural-vics-workshop
Registrations: https://conferences.geomar.de/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=6
Contact: Matt Toohey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regional Integration
"Dynamics of socio-ecosystems on a changing Earth: sustainability or collapse?"
30 May-1 June
Chambéry, France
Abstract deadline: 4 April
http://pageschambery16.sciencesconf.org/
Contact: Fabien Arnaud This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PALSEA2
4th PALSEA2 working group workshop
"Sea-level budgets at decadal to millennial time scales to bridge the paleo and instrumental records"
18-21 September 2016
Mt Hood, Oregon, USA
Abstract deadline: 1 May
Registrations, financial support details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/all-events/127-pages/1540-4th-palsea2-meeting
Contact: Anders Carlson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LandCover6k
General Workshop (global land cover and land use)
14.06 - 16.06.2016   
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Registration deadline: 15 May
Register at: http://landuse.uchicago.edu/events/landcover6k-conference-in-utrecht/
Event website: http://www.uu.nl/en/research/copernicus-institute-of-sustainable-development/news-events/landcover6k-workshop
Contacts: Marie-José Gaillard (land-cover) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Kathleen Morrison (land use) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Kees Klein-Goldewijk (local organizer) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


10. AGU Call for Sessions

PAGES encourages the paleo community to propose sessions for the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco from 12-16 December 2016.
Deadline for submissions: 20 April
https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2016/session-proposals/


11. PAGES at the EGU

PAGES will have several sessions at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016.
http://www.egu2016.eu

Flood and weather extremes of the past (Session: CL1.13/AS4.28/HS2.4.7) - co-sponsored by the Floods working group
Conveners: Stephan Dietrich, Bruno Wilhelm. Co-conveners: Markus Czymzik, Ruediger Glaser, Gerrit Lohmann, Stefanie Wirth and Markus Stoffel.

Processes and Impacts of climate change in the Arctic realm: from past to future (Session: IE4.2/CL4.03/CR1.11/OS1.15) - co-organized by Sea Ice Proxies working group
Convener: Anne de Vernal. Co-Conveners: Paul G. Myers, Michal Kucera, Georg Schwamborn, Paul Knutz, Brice Rea, Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz, Hugues Goosse, Eric Wolff.

Stratospheric aerosol, volcanic eruptions and their radiative effects (Session: AS3.5/CL2.07) - co-organized by VICS working group
Convener: G.W. Mann. Co-conveners: Matthew Toohey, Larry Thomason, Claudia Timmreck.

Studying the climate of the last two millennia (Session: CL1.07) - co-sponsored by the PAGES 2k project
Convener: Lucien von Gunten. Co-conveners: Sebastian Wagner, Jürg Luterbacher, Anne Hormes, Fidel González-Rouco.

Peatland palaeo-ecology through time (Session: BG6.4/SSS3.8) - co-organized by C-PEAT working group
Conveners: Angela Gallego-Sala, Michelle Garneau, Minna Valiranta.

Global Soil and Sediment transfers in the Anthropocene (Session: GM6.5/SSS2.23) - organized by GloSS working group
Convener: Thomas Hoffmann. Co-Conveners: Veerle Vanacker, Markus Fuchs, Rajiv Sinha, Hans von Suchodoletz.

Floods Working Group:
A 'splinter meeting' has been organized at the EGU on Wednesday 20 April, 15:30-17:00 - Room 0.90 (Yellow Floor).
This splinter meeting aims at introducing the PAGES Floods WG to the whole geoscience community.

LandCover6k:
Short course, SC53: Theory and application of the REVEALS model for pollen-based quantitative reconstructions of land cover
Convener: Marie-José Gaillard
Tue, 19 April, 08:30–12:00 / Room -2.61
Contact: Marie-José Gaillard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


12. Future Earth update

The editorial from Nature on 1 March talks about the role PAGES’ parent organization Future Earth can play.
http://futureearth.org/news/nature-editorial-talks-future-earth


13. WCRP update

1. CLIVAR seeks an Executive Director for the International Project Office in Qingdao, China.
    http://www.wcrp-climate.org/resources-room/wcrp-news/806-clivar-seeks-executive-director

2. CLIVAR Open Science Conference
    “Charting the course for climate and ocean research”
    18-25 September 2016
    Qingdao, China
    http://www.clivar2016.org/
    Abstract submission, poster clusters and travel grant deadlines: extended to 25 March.


14. Endorsed and affiliated groups update

IPICS:
IPICS was mentioned in The Guardian article from 9 March about the conference in Hobart, Australia, and the hunt for the million-year-old ice core. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/09/climate-scientists-step-up-search-for-holy-grail-of-million-year-old-ice?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
The IPICS 2016 Steering Committee meeting was held alongside the Open Science Conference. Minutes from the IPICS SC meeting can be found here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/ini/end-aff/ipics/meetings

HistoricalClimatology.com:
This blog article published on HistoricalClimatology.com has been their most popular post to date.
Did the Spanish Empire Change Earth's Climate? http://www.historicalclimatology.com/blog/-did-human-brutality-trigger-preindustrial-climate-change


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