PAGES e-news vol. 2016, no.4

PAGES IPO

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PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2016, no. 4
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CONTENT

1. Four PAGES deadlines - 1 May 2016
2. Pre-register for PAGES 5th OSM and 3rd YSM
3. PAGES Central and Eastern Europe Paleoscience Symposium: From Local to Global
4. PAGES Product Database and website update
5. Working Group updates
6. Recent PAGES products
7. Upcoming deadlines to attend PAGES-supported meetings
8. PAGES at the EGU
9. Future Earth update
10. Endorsed and affiliated groups update

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1. Four PAGES deadlines - 1 May 2016

i. OSM 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.
Read more: http://pastglobalchanges.org/news/all-news-items/9-latest-news/1435-osm-sessions-2

ii. Apply to become a PAGES SSC member

PAGES is calling for applications from scientists to serve on its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) from 2017.
Read more: http://pastglobalchanges.org/news/all-news-items/9-latest-news/1437-apply-for-ssc-17
Apply here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/about/structure/scientific-steering-committee/apply

iii. Propose a new PAGES working group

Does your heart pound for paleoscience? Know others who feel the same? Propose a new working group.
Read more: http://pastglobalchanges.org/news/all-news-items/9-latest-news/1432-new-wg-prop-may16
Apply here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/ini/wg/new-wg-proposal

iv. Apply for PAGES meeting support

PAGES offers meeting support under three categories of workshop: Official PAGES Working Group, Educational, and Open Call.
Read more and apply here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/my-pages/meeting-support


2. Pre-register for PAGES 5th OSM and 3rd YSM

Pre-registration is now open for PAGES 5th Open Science Meeting (OSM) and 3rd Young Scientists Meeting (YSM) in Zaragoza, Spain, in May 2017.
Find out more about the OSM and pre-register here: http://pages-osm.org/
Find out more about the YSM and pre-register here: http://pages-osm.org/index.php/ysm


3. PAGES Central and Eastern Europe Paleoscience Symposium: From Local to Global

The Central and Eastern Europe Paleoscience Symposium will be held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 23-24 May 2016. Access the finalized program and poster sessions here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/all-events/127-pages/1524-pages-romanian-symposium


4. PAGES Product Database and website update

The Product Database is available again, following disruptions in February and March. We thank you for your patience. The Product Database houses PAGES-supported papers, articles, meeting reports, previous e-news and electronic versions of PAGES Magazine. Access these items, and more, here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/latest

A reminder that following the closure of IGBP in 2015, PAGES 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 recommend using www.pastglobalchanges.org from now on.


5. Working Group updates

i. Aquatic Transitions

- The working group is currently meeting (25-28 April) at the University of Maine in Orono, USA. The 21 participants, including several new members, come from Argentina, Australia, Canada, India, Thailand, UK and USA. The meeting advanced a suite of review papers towards publication and worked through the goals and protocols for the development of a database directed to synthesizing the history of the impact of humans on lake ecosystems across the globe. Discussions also focussed on the approaches that may be employed to detect critical transitions from sedimentary records.

- Working group member Keely Mills, a paleoenvironmental scientist at the British Geological Survey, discusses the work and benefits of International Research Platforms, including PAGES, in this article from the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) blog. http://inqua.org/blog/2016/04/15/international-research-platforms-getting-involved/

ii. LandCover6k

- A subgroup of PAGES' ‪‎LandCover6k‬ working group has a new blog, open to everyone who works with pollen records, set up by Dr Jane Bunting: https://lc6ksubgroup9.wordpress.com

- Take part in a conference session:
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.

iii. Floods

Take part in a conference session:
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: 12 July
Contact: Lisa Davis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


6. Recent PAGES products

i. PIGS (former working group): PAGES congratulates members of the Past Interglacials (PIGS) working group for publishing their synthesis paper in Reviews of Geophysics last month. "Interglacials of the last 800,000 years" explores the similarities and differences between 11 interglacials - an extensive undertaking. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015RG000482/full

An editorial piece from Eos in early April, titled "Insights on Climate Systems from Interglacials", discusses why the topic is so important right now. https://eos.org/editors-vox/insights-on-climate-systems-from-interglacials

ii. PAGES 2k Network: Scientists have pieced together a 1200-year-long record of water availability, rainfall and drought across Europe, North Asia and North America. This contribution to the PAGES 2k Network was published early April in the journal Nature. http://pastglobalchanges.org/news/all-news-items/9-latest-news/1428-hydro-var-nature

iii. PALSEA2: A new community paper, titled "Palaeo-sea-level and palaeo-ice-sheet databases: problems, strategies, and perspectives" from PAGES' PALSEA2 working group was published in Climate of the Past. http://pastglobalchanges.org/news/all-news-items/9-latest-news/1431-palsea2-database-paper

iv. "Glacier variations in the Northern Caucasus compared to climatic reconstructions over the past millennium", written by Olga Solomina et. al. and published in Global and Planetary Change Vol. 140, emerged from several PAGES-supported meetings, including the 4th Open Science Meeting in Goa, India, February 2013. http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/6960-glac-var-north-caucasus


7. Upcoming deadlines to attend PAGES-supported meetings

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)
14-16 June 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.


8. PAGES at the EGU

Several PAGES-supported sessions were very successful at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016‬ in Vienna, 17-22 April.

For example, three speakers from the 2k Network session "Studying the climate of the last two millennia" were also involved in a press conference, titled "Volcanoes, climate changes and droughts: civilizational resilience and collapse". Watch Matt Toohey, Kees Nooren and Francis Ludlow here: http://client.cntv.at/egu2016/press-conference-2

 
9. Future Earth update

i. In April, Future Earth featured the recent Quaternary Science Reviews special issue, titled "Mediterranean Holocene Climate, Environment and Human Societies", which emerged from a PAGES-supported meeting in Greece in 2014, in two excellent blog articles. Read more about forging meaningful connections between scientists of different disciplines here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/news/all-news-items/9-latest-news/1430-qsr-izdebski and about climate change and the collapse of Constantinople here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/news/all-news-items/9-latest-news/1427-clim-and-const

ii. On May 11, join an interactive webinar on best practices on transdisciplinary and co-designed research. The webinars are open to all, including scientists, communicators, and stakeholders in the fields of sustainability and global change. Two session times. Read more: http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=08580e24d767b7133dbb2f409&id=4f716b8339&e=813b2129aa

iii. Sign up to beta test the Future Earth Open Network: http://futureearth.org/news/sign-beta-test-future-earth-open-network


10. Endorsed and affiliated groups update

Climate History Network and HistoricalClimatology.com

Two new articles are on the website. The first summarizes the progress at both HistoricalClimatology.com and the Climate History Network over the past six years, and looks to the future. http://www.historicalclimatology.com/blog/changes-at-historicalclimatologycom-and-the-climate-history-network
The second, by guest author Ruth Morgan, uses the insights of environmental history to contextualize droughts in western Australia and the western USA. http://www.historicalclimatology.com/blog/contextualizing-western-drought

 

 

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