Schematic representation of the structure and position of the ECN and WG liaisons within the PAGES ecosystem.
The PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN) aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas and skill sets in order to give early-career researchers the tools to excel in their research fields. The ECN helps with the dissemination of information, establishes vital scientific networks, and fosters the development of ideas that can lead to future research collaborations and improved job prospects.
- Build a network of early-career researchers by creating a platform to meet and share experiences and to create ideas for new research and international collaborations in Earth science research.
- Foster career development of early-career researchers via sets of webinars and training events.
- Promote education and outreach to disseminate scientific ideas to a wider community, and improve the visibility of early-career researchers in the scientific community.
Advances in the paleosciences address important scientific questions of today and tomorrow. These frontiers will be led by today's early-career researchers (ECRs). Each new generation of scientists comes with novel ideas that build on existing knowledge and challenge established paradigms. In an increasingly competitive job market, the training years during and shortly after obtaining a PhD are critically important to identify and develop viable career paths and become successful, independent researchers. Unfortunately, ECRs are not always adequately prepared for the competitive nature of today’s academic market, and often have limited resources and power to pursue independent research.
PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN) was organized as a result of PAGES' 3rd Young Scientists Meeting in 2017. The ECN launched in February 2018 to address these issues by facilitating the exchange of ideas and skill sets to give ECRs the tools to excel as researchers. The network aids in the dissemination of information, establishes vital collaborative scientific networks, and fosters the development of research ideas that can lead to collaborations and improved job prospects.
Access all the monthly ECN newsletters, filled with relevant paleo news and opportunities, here.
The second joint PAGES-INQUA ECR workshop, titled "Past Socio-Environmental Systems (PASES2022)", will be held in La Serena, Chile, in November 2022. It was originally planned for November 2020 and then November 2021. All details.
1. Show-and-Tell webinar series: The North America Regional Representatives are conducting a new series designed to showcase a paleoscientist in their work environment. Contact Jessie Pearl if you would like to participate or nominate a peer to present.