Scientific Steering Committee (SSC)

ssc meeting online 2020
PAGES Scientific Steering Committee 2020. Photo taken at the SSC Meeting held online from 23-27 March 2020.
Top row: Ed Brook, Angela Wade (PAGES IPO), Aster Gebrekirstos, Boris Vannière.
Second row: Blas Valero-Garcés, Sarah Eggleston (PAGES IPO), Paul Valdes, Cristiano Chiessi.
Third row: Willy Tinner (PAGES Co-chair), Michael Evans (PAGES Co-chair), Asfawossen Asrat, Darrell Kaufman.
Fourth row: Katrin Meissner, Marie-France Loutre (PAGES IPO), Lindsey Gillson, Liping Zhou (invited guest).
Bottom row: Stella Alexandroff.

The PAGES project is guided by an international Scientific Steering Committee (SSC).

The authority for all PAGES policies and activities resides with the PAGES SSC. Members are active scientists who represent the major disciplines in the paleosciences and provide geographical representation. Alongside expertise and nationalities, the SSC also aims to obtain a balance in gender and career stages.

Applications to become a member of PAGES' SSC are welcomed from the community, with open calls made generally once a year. More information here.

SSC tasks include:

– Overall responsibility for the PAGES project
– Developing and promoting PAGES' scientific agenda
– Communicating with the PAGES International Project Office
– Acting as a liaison to PAGES workshop organizers and working groups
– Representing PAGES at meetings
– As opportunities arise, SSC members may also host PAGES workshops, guest edit PAGES Magazine or journal issues, and coordinate national PAGES activities.

Scientists who serve on the SSC normally do so for a period of three years, with the potential of renewal for an additional term.

> Download the Terms of Reference for SSC members (pdf, 53KB).

> Download the Selection Process document for new SSC and EXCOM members (pdf, 53KB).

Executive Committee (EXCOM)

From June 2020, seven members (formerly five) of the SSC also serve on an Executive Committee (EXCOM), which is in more regular contact with the International Project Office. The EXCOM is selected by serving SSC members. PAGES Executive Director Marie-France Loutre is also an EXCOM member.

2020 SSC members

Stella Alexandroff (ECN) UK Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology, Paleoceanography
Asfawossen Asrat Ethiopia Paleoclimatology, Paleoenvironment
Ed Brook USA Paleoclimatology, Geochemistry
Emilie Capron France Paleoclimatology
Cristiano Chiessi Brazil Ocean dynamics, Multidecadal climate variability
Michael Evans (Co-Chair, EXCOM) USA Paleoclimatology
Aster Gebrekirstos Germany Dendrochronology
Lindsey Gillson South Africa Paleoecology
Elena Ivanova Russia Paleoceanography, Marine Micropaleontology
Zhimin Jian (EXCOM) China Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology, Marine Micropaleontology
Darrell Kaufman (EXCOM)* USA Arctic paleoclimate, Paleolimnology, Geochronology
Katrin Meissner (EXCOM) Australia Ocean modeling 
Willy Tinner (Co-Chair, EXCOM) Switzerland Paleoecology
Paul Valdes UK Climate modeling
Blas Valero-Garcés (EXCOM)* Spain Paleolimnology, Sedimentology
Boris Vannière France Paleoecology, Paleoclimate, Sedimentology, Paleofire
Liping Zhou (EXCOM) China Eolian deposits, Chronology, Carbon cycle
Hannah Moersberger France Future Earth secretariat liaison
* Rotating off the SSC at the end of 2020.