Working Groups Introduction

PAGES' Working Groups (WG) are temporary organizations that bring paleoscientists together from around the globe to target specific aspects of PAGES’ scientific agenda. They tackle broad questions that cannot be answered by a single research team but require the integration of the wider international science community.

WGs provide a platform for discussion, research, and community building, and normally run in 3-year phases with each phase culminating in an intermediary or final major product (e.g. synthesis article, special issue, database).

We regularly encourage community members to propose new working groups. Read more about how to propose a new working group and the next deadline below.

You can learn more and get involved in a specific working group by signing up to their mailing list via their webpage.

science structure

* Working groups in synthesis phase

Active working groups 


The 2k Network

   - Africa2k (African climate of the last 2 millennia)
   - Antarctica2k (Antarctic climate of the last 2 millennia)
   - Arctic2k (Arctic climate of the last 2 millennia)
   - Asia2k (Asian climate of the last 2 millennia)
   - Aus2k (Australasian climate of the last 2 millennia)
   - Euro-Med2k (Climate of Europe and the Mediterranean of the last 2 millennia)
   - LOTRED-SA (Long-Term Climate Reconstruction and Dynamics of South America)
   - NAmerica2k (North American climate of the last 2 millennia)
   - Ocean2k (Marine climate of the last 2 millennia)


Aquatic Transitions


C-PEAT (Carbon in Peat on Earth through Time)

CVAS (Climate Variability Across Scales)


DAPS (Paleoclimate Reanalyses, Data Assimilation and Proxy System modeling)


DICE (Dust Impact on Climate and Environment)


EcoRe3 (Resistance, Recovery and Resilience in Long-term Ecological Systems)


Floods Working Group

Forest Dynamics

Global Paleofire 2


GloSS (Global Soil and Sediment transfers in the Anthropocene)




OC3 (Ocean Circulation and Carbon Cycling)


PALSEA2 (PALeo constraints on SEA level rise 2)


PlioVAR (Pliocene climate variability over glacial-interglacial timescales)

QUIGS (PAGES-PMIP Working Group on Quaternary Interglacials)


SISAL (Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis)


VICS (Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society)



Former initiatives and working groups

PAGES working groups and initiatives have a natural lifespan that usually involves creating an active community, holding workshops and producing a key product.

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Propose a new PAGES Working Group

If you would like to propose a new PAGES Working Group, please refer to the Working Group guidelines and complete the application form.

You may also contact the Executive Director or a member of the PAGES Scientific Steering Committee to discuss your proposal. Proposals should be submitted by 23 October 2017 for consideration at the next EXCOM meeting, to be held in November 2017.

Note: PAGES considers supporting scoping workshops intended to develop new working groups, under the Open Call category.

Working Group Resources

Working Group Guidelines (view)

Working Group logos (view)