PAGES e-news vol. 2019, no.7

PAGES IPO

(7), 2019

PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2019, no. 7
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CONTENTS

1. New ACME working group
2. Propose a new PAGES working group
3. PAGES at 20th INQUA Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 25-31 July 2019
4. 2019 AGU Fall Meeting abstracts due
5. Call for input EGU 2020 Scientific Program
6. The Risk Knowledge-Action Network is now active
7. Working Group news
8. Recent products
9. PAGES Early-Career Network updates
10. Working Group meetings and deadlines
11. PAGES-supported and endorsed meetings
12. Future Earth updates
13. WCRP updates
14. Endorsed and affiliated groups updates
15. Other news and opportunities
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1. New ACME working group

PAGES has launched a new working group on Arctic Cryosphere Change and Coastal Marine Ecosystems (ACME). Led by Maija Heikkilä, Anna Pienkowski, Sofia Ribeiro, and Kaarina Weckström, the aim of this working group is to assess and refine available marine proxies that can be used to reconstruct past cryosphere changes and their ecosystem impacts. A particular focus will be placed on the techniques and the quality of data, and on the establishment of new protocols to enable more reliable reconstructions, through close dialogue with numerical ecologists and environmental monitoring community. Find out more about ACME, and join its mailing list: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/acme/intro


2. Propose a new PAGES working group

Does your heart pound for paleoscience? Know others who feel the same? Propose a new PAGES working group to address a scientific question in an internationally coordinated way. The application deadline is 24 October. You must contact a member of the PAGES Scientific Steering Committee to discuss your plans at least two weeks before you submit the proposal.​ Applications received without SSC member notification will not be looked upon favorably. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/new-wg-proposal

 
3. PAGES at 20th INQUA Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 25-31 July 2019

Plenary sessions:

i. QUIGS leader Eric Wolff: New frontiers in ice-core science; 25 July from 15:45-16:45; Auditorium (Level 3): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4448

ii. C-SIDE Steering Group member Helen Bostock: The Southern Ocean: an important control on global climate; 29 July from 15:15-16:15; Auditorium (Level 3): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4688

iii. EcoRe3 Steering Committee member Kathy Willis: The relevance of a deep-time perspective when determining nature’s contribution to people; 31 July from 14:30-15:30; Auditorium (Level 3): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4713

Sessions:

i. PALSEA: Mapping and interpreting sea-level change through time and space; 25 July from 13:30-15:15; Wicklow Meeting Room 4 (Level 2): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4446

ii. GPWG2: A new age of Paleofire research: Insights from the past and challenges for the future 1; 26 July from 9:00-10:45; Wicklow Hall 2A (Level 2): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4490
and A new age of Paleofire research: Insights from the past and challenges for the future 2; 26 July from 11:30-13:15; Wicklow Hall 2A (Level 2): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4491

iii. PALSEA: Into the Ice Age: Exploring the distribution and volume of ice sheets during past glaciations; 26 July from 16:45-18:30; Wicklow Meeting Room 3 (Level 2): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4698

iv. C-PEAT: Peatland dynamics through time and their use as environmental archives 1; 27 July from 9:00-10:45; Wicklow Hall 2B (Level 2): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4583
and Peatland dynamics through time and their use as environmental archives 2; 27 July from 11:30-13:15; Wicklow Hall 2B (Level 2): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4584

v. EcoRe3: Resilience, stability and abrupt change in long-term ecological records 1; 27 July from 9:00-10:45; EcoCem (Level 2): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4586
and Resilience, stability and abrupt change in long-term ecological records 2; 27 July from 11:30-13:15; EcoCem (Level 2): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4587

vi. Floods: Palaeohydrology and fluvial archives - hydrological extreme and critical events (HEX) 1; 29 July from 9:00-10:45; Auditorium (Level 3): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4605
and Palaeohydrology and fluvial archives - hydrological extreme and critical events (HEX) 2; 29 July from 11:30-13:15; Auditorium (Level 3): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4606

vii. CLIVASH2k: Holocene climate variability in Antarctica and the Southern Hemisphere; 29 July from 16:45-18:30; Liffey Meeting Room 3 (Level 1): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4627

viii. PEOPLE 3000: Human-environment interactions in the late Quaternary: sources of evidence and applications 1; 29 July from 16:45-18:30; Liffey Hall 2 (Level 1): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4613
and Human-environment interactions in the late Quaternary: sources of evidence and applications 2; 30 July from 9:00-10:45; Auditorium (Level 3): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4650

ix. QUIGS: The Last Interglacial and interglacial comparisons: local records and global signals; 30 July from 16:45-18:30; Wicklow Meeting Room 2 (Level 2): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4681

x. LandCover6k: Upscaling palaeoecological, archaeological and historical records of land-use and land-cover change 1; 31 July from 9:00-10:45; Liffey Hall 1 (Level 1): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4692
and Upscaling palaeoecological, archaeological and historical records of land-use and land-cover change 2; 31 July from 11:30-13:15; Liffey Hall 1 (Level 1): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4693

xi. PALEOLINK: Bridging the gap between proxies/reconstructions and simulations in the late Holocene period; 31 July from 9:00-10:45; Wicklow Hall 2B (Level 2): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4704

xii. VICS: Climatic and human impacts of volcanism during the Quaternary; 31 July from 9:00-10:45; Wicklow Meeting Room 1 (Level 2): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4708

xiii. Aquatic Transitions: Lake systems in the Anthropocene 1; 31 July from 9:00-10:45; Auditorium (Level 3): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4690
and Lake systems in the Anthropocene 2; 31 July from 11:30-13:15; Auditorium (Level 3): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4691

xiv. 2k Network: Building a better understanding of past climates, ecosystems, and societies through Open Big Data; 31 July from 11:30-13:15; Wicklow Hall 2B (Level 2): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4705

Sessions involving PAGES SSC Members:

i. Combining palaeoecology with ecological models 1 (Willy Tinner); 25 July from 13:30-15:15; Liffey Meeting Room 2 (Level 1): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4437

ii. Quaternary science and the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (Blas Valero-Garcés); 26 July from 11:30-13:15; EcoCem (Level 2): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4498

iii. Holocene evolution of the Northern Hemisphere temperature gradient and its relation to mid-latitude net precipitation (Darrell Kaufman); 26 July from 14:30-15:15; Posters I; Liffey Hall A & B (Level 1): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/submission/92127

iv. Fire-driven biodiversity change in Mediterranean ecosystems (Boris Vannière); 27 July from 14:30-15:15;  Posters II; Liffey Hall A & B (Level 1): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/submission/91623

v. African paleoclimates and paleoenvironments: From off shore records to continental archives, from ... 2 (Asfawossen Asrat); 29 July from 11:30-13:15; Liffey Hall 2 (Level 1): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4612

vi. Understanding the long-term flood variability in Western Mediterranean: A view from spanish lake records (Blas Valero-Garcés); 29 July from 14:30-15:15; Posters III; Liffey Hall A & B (Level 1): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/submission/93532

vii. Regional scale synthesis to separate human impacts from variability – floodplain lakes of the River Murray, Australia (Peter Gell); 30 July from 14:30-15:15; Posters IV; Liffey Hall A & B (Level 1): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/submission/89251

viii. Carbon burial variability in high altitude Pyrenean Lakes during the last two millennia (Blas Valero-Garcés); 30 July from 14:30-15:15; Posters IV; Liffey Hall A & B (Level 1): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/submission/90687

ix. Plio-Pleistocene environmental change and human origins (Asfawossen Asrat); 30 July from 16:45-18:30; Liffey Meeting Room 2 (Level 1): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4661

Side meetings/workshops:

i. PALSEA: Using ecological and chronological data to improve proxy-based paleo sea-level reconstructions workshop; 21-23 July: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1821-palsea-dublin-19

ii. SISAL: The group will hold a side meeting, to work on upcoming journal articles, from 23-24 July: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1960-sisal-inqua-19

iii. LandCover6k: Two dates to meet: a) 26 July from 14:00-17:00; or b) 29 July from 14:00-17:00. Each workshop agenda will be: 1) Information 2) Short presentations 3) Discussions and work planning. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1951-landcover6k-inqua-19

iv. C-PEAT: 27 July from 13:30-14:30; Wicklow Meeting Room 4 (Level 2). Discussions will include issues related with the C-PEAT program (including its continuation within INQUA), the EU H2020 MSCA-ITN proposal, coming publications and more: https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/5173

v. GPWG2: Paleofire: methods, applications and future developments in Quaternary studies workshop; 29 July from 11:30-13:15 and 16:45-18:30; Wicklow Meeting Room 4 (Level 2): http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1961-gpwg2-inqua-wshop-19

vi. ECN: Splinter Meeting; 31 July from 9:00-10:45; Wicklow Meeting Room 3 (Level 2): https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/574/program-app/session/4711

Access the full 20th INQUA Congress program here: http://www.inqua2019.org/online-programme/


4. 2019 AGU Fall Meeting abstracts due

PAGES working groups 2k Network, C-PEAT, PALSEA, and OC3 have sessions planned at the AGU Fall Meeting to be held in San Francisco, CA, USA from 9-13 December 2019. The deadline for all abstract submissions is 31 July at 23:59 EDT.

i. 2k Network: PP008: Climate of the Common Era (Session ID: 78289)
This session marks the 10th anniversary of the Climate of the Common Era session and highlights the last decade of research on all aspects of the climate of the last 2000 years. Contributions that synthesize the last decade of advances in our understanding of past climate during the Common Era are particularly welcome and encouraged. This session will focus on the progress that has been made in improving our understanding of the climate system through the development and analysis of new proxies and reconstructions, progress and challenges in data syntheses, advances in methodologies and proxy system modeling, and the newest generation of paleoclimate model simulations. Invited speakers this year include Bette Otto-Bliesner and PAGES Co-Chair Mike Evans.

ii. C-PEAT: B123 - Understanding past, present, and future peatland responses to natural and anthropogenic drivers of change (Session ID: 79617).
Peatlands have played a key role in the global carbon cycle during the Holocene and previous interglacials/interstadials, as net long-term atmospheric sinks for carbon dioxide and substantial sources of methane. Recently, an increasing amount of observational, experimental, and modeling work has been put towards assessing the sensitivity of peatlands to changing climates and the fate of their large carbon stocks under warmer temperature regimes. There has been an effort to expand current knowledge to the tropics, sub-tropics, and temperate zones, where peatlands are abundant, and where humans are major drivers of change. For this PAGES' C-PEAT working group session, we invite the broad peatland community to present their work on past, present, and future peatland responses to natural and anthropogenic disturbance, including but not limited to: lab and field experiments, synthesis work, flux measurements, peat-based paleoclimatic records or new peat-based proxy development, and process-based or large-scale simulations.

iii. PALSEA: PP006 - Centennial Session: 100 Years of Ice Sheet and Sea-level Science (Session ID: 79110).
Sea level and ice sheet science predates the foundation of the AGU. More than 2000 years ago, the Greek philosopher Strabo linked volcanic activity in the Mediterranean to land-level changes and periodic marine inundations. This community strives to determine the rates, mechanisms, and geographic variability of former sea levels, the sensitivity of ice sheets to climate change, the response of the solid Earth and gravity field to ice mass redistribution, and to constrain statistical and physical models used to project future sea-level rise, which hinges on an improved understanding of ice-sheet behavior in the geologic past. We celebrate AGU’s centennial by highlighting the past 100 years of scientific achievement and to set our vision towards the next 100 years. As part of PALSEA (PALeo constraints on SEA level rise), a PAGES-INQUA working group, we seek abstracts that illustrate observations, analyses, and modeling of changes in sea level and ice volume.

iv. OC3: PP010 - Deep Ocean Circulation Changes and Their Impacts (Session ID: 83829).
Fluctuations in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) have been implicated in past climate, ecosystem, and carbon cycle changes. The Southern Ocean and North Pacific may also have played important roles in past climate and carbon cycle variability. Yet quantitative reconstructions of deep ocean circulation remain challenging for both modern and past climates. With recent community efforts focussing on estimating the modern and late Holocene AMOCs (UK RAPID/US AMOC) and reconstructing ocean circulation and carbon cycling (OC3) during the last deglaciation, here we invite modern oceanographers, paleoceanographers and modelers to assess the current understanding of deep ocean circulation changes and their impacts.

All details on how to submit an abstract to these sessions: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1898-agu-2019


5. Call for input EGU 2020 Scientific Program

The EGU General Assembly 2020 (EGU2020) will be held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 3-8 May 2020. The call to take an active part in organizing the scientific program is open until 5 September. You can do this by suggesting sessions, with conveners and a description, at: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/programme


6. The Risk Knowledge-Action Network is now active

The Knowledge-Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events (Risk KAN for short) is a joint initiative of the Future Earth, IRDR and WCRP programs. The website is up and running and working groups are busy forming. Many of the Risk KAN activities overlap with various PAGES working groups and we would like to alert the wider paleoscience community about these efforts. All details: https://www.risk-kan.org/


7.
Working Group news

i. 2k Network: a. Working group members will conduct a session at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, USA, in December. See point 4 for all details.
b. Members of the AMOC2k project of the Ocean2k regional subgroup recently published a paper with an up‐to‐date paleo perspective on the North Atlantic multidecadal to multicentennial ocean variability across the last two millennia. See point 8 for all details.
c. Members of the PALEOLINK project published a new paper which investigates the research potential of historical climatology. See point 8 for all details.
d. Members of the CoralHydro2k project will conduct a session at the 14th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2020) from 5-10 July 2020 in Bremen, Germany. Abstracts are due 1 September. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1964-icrs-2020

ii. C-PEAT: a. Call for recent carbon accumulation data from anywhere - deadline 31 July: The community is putting together a global database of recent carbon accumulation (post-1850). A total of 144 profiles have been integrated into the dataset, but we know that many more are out there! We accept profiles from pristine, managed, and disturbed sites. If you wish to contribute to this dataset, please contact Julie Loisel: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Angela Gallego-Sala: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Every data contributor will earn co-authorship of a community paper.
b. Working group members will conduct a session at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, USA, in December. See point 4 for all details.

iii. CRIAS: The group's second workshop will be held from 7-8 October 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. See point 10 for all details.

iv. C-SIDE: a. The group has a session planned at the 36th International Geological Congress to be held from 2-8 March 2020 in Delhi, India. The abstract submission deadline is 31 August. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1955-36igc
b. The group's second workshop will be held from 29-31 August 2019 in Sydney, Australia. See point 10 for all details.

v. EcoRe3: Two new papers have been published. See point 8 for all details.

vi. Floods: a. The group has a co-organized session planned at the 36th International Geological Congress to be held from 2-8 March 2020 in Delhi, India. The abstract submission deadline is 31 August. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1955-36igc
b. Registration is limited to 30 participants for the first workshop of the group's second phase, to be held from 11-13 November 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Registration is now open. See point 10 for all details.

vii. GPWG2: a. Group members are organizing a small workshop at INQUA, with a mini-teaching symposium (for ECRs/beginners) followed by a workshop (for ECRs/advanced). Leaders expect ca. 30 participants for each session. See point 3 heading "Side meetings/workshops" for all details.
b. A workshop report from the September 2018 meeting "Diverse knowledge systems for fire policy and biodiversity conservation" has been published. See point 8 for all details.

viii. LandCover6k: a. The group has a session plus workshops at the INQUA Congres in Dublin, Ireland. See point 3 for all details.
b. General meeting postponed: The LandCover6k general meeting scheduled for 5-7 December 2019 has been postponed to the first half of 2020. Please watch for announcements of the rescheduled dates.

ix. OC3: Working group members will conduct a session at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, USA, in December. See point 4 for all details.

x. PALSEA: Working group members will conduct a session at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, USA, in December. See point 4 for all details.

xi. SISAL: a. The deadline for data entry for the second version of the SISAL database has been extended to mid-August. If someone has a record to contribute, please contact your regional coordinator as soon as possible: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/sisal/people
b. Ideas in a new paper were developed thanks to discussions around the NOAA Last Millennium Reanalysis project and SISAL working group. See point 8 for all details.

xii. VICS: Group leaders are preparing a special issue of Climate of the Past with the working title "Interdisciplinary studies of volcanic impacts on climate and society". Nine articles are planned, specifically a series of "case studies" focusing on specific eruptions or time periods, which have grown out of prior VICS meetings. Before officially initiating the special issue, leaders would like to strongly encourage further contributions of proposed articles. If you are interested to include your work within the VICS special issue, please contact Dr Matthew Toohey before 15 September with a title, author list and short abstract: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


8. Recent products

i. 2k Network: a. AMOC2k/Ocean2k: Paola Moffa‐Sánchez et al. published "Variability in the northern North Atlantic and Arctic oceans across the last two millennia: A review" in Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/12870-var-nthn-nth-am-arc-oceans-two-mill-rev
b. PALEOLINK: Salvador Gil-Guirado, Juan José Gómez-Navarro and Juan Pedro Montávez's paper "The weather behind words – new methodologies for integrated hydrometeorological reconstruction through documentary sources" was published in Climate of the Pasthttp://pastglobalchanges.org/products/12869-weather-words-hydromet-rec-doc-srcs

ii. EcoRe3: a. W. John Calder and Bryan Shuman published "Detecting past changes in vegetation resilience in the context of a changing climate" in Biological Letters: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/12867-det-past-chgs-veg-resil-chg-clim
b. Mariusz Lamentowicz et al. published "Unveiling tipping points in long-term ecological records from Sphagnum-dominated peatlands" in Biological Letters: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/12868-unveil-tip-pts-ecol-rec-sphagnum-peat
Both papers are a contribution to the special feature "Ecological resilience: from theory to empirical observations using long-term datasets" organized by EcoRe3.

iii. Floods: Juan Ballesteros-Cánovas et al. published "The importance of robust baseline data on past flood events for regional risk assessment: a study case from the Indian Himalayas" as a contributing paper to the 2019 edition of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR 2019): http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/12871-imp-rob-baseline-data-flood-risk-himal

iv. GPWG2: A workshop report, titled "Integrating diverse knowledge systems for fire management and biodiversity conservation" by Daniele Colombaroli et al. was published in Quaternary Newsletter (vol. 148, June 2019). The report stems from the group's workshop held from 4-7 September 2018 in London, UK: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UE_NIiNqDaKNlia3kxUVel3tTQV9PiXh/view

v. SISAL: Group members published the paper "Global analysis reveals climatic controls on the oxygen isotope composition of cave drip water" in Nature Communications: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/12866-glob-analys-clim-cont-oxy-cave-drip-water


9. PAGES Early-Career Network updates

i. ECN at INQUA: A splinter meeting will be held on 31 July at the 20th INQUA Congress in Dublin, Ireland. See point 3 or 10 for all details.

ii. ECN at ICP13: A side meeting will be held during the 13th International Conference on Paleoceanography in Sydney, Australia, on 4 September 2019, from 13:30-14:30. Open to all: http://icp13.com.au/pre-and-post-workshops.php

iii. The Early Pages Blog: No pollen at the study site - a nightmare for a palynologist! However, if you look closely enough, you might find a way around this problem. Abraham Nqabutho Dabengwa shares how he rose from the ashes of a stalling PhD with the help of charcoal. Read about how Abraham overcame the difficulties in his research, regained his confidence, and how charcoal can help us study past grazing behavior: https://theearlypages.blogspot.com/2019/07/redeemed-by-charcoal.html
If you want to share your views and experiences or make your work visible to the wider community, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact leaders via Twitter (@TheEarlyPages).

iv. To receive a more comprehensive list of ECN news and announcements, sign up to the mailing list: https://listserv.unibe.ch/mailman/listinfo/pages.ecn.pages


10.
Working Group meetings and deadlines

i. 2k Network:
CoralHydro2k
Side meeting at ICP13
Sydney, Australia
1 September 2019
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1744-coralhydro2k-icp-19

ii. CRIAS:
2nd workshop: Integrating documentary evidence into climate reconstruction and impact studies
Leipzig, Germany
7-8 October 2019
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1945-crias-2nd-wshop-19

iii. C-SIDE:
2nd workshop: Sea-ice database and model-data framework
Sydney, Australia
29-31 August 2019
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1944-c-side-wshop-19

iv. ECN:
PAGES ECN splinter meeting
Dublin, Ireland
31 July 2019 (as part of 20th INQUA Congress)
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1957-ecn-splinter-inqua-19

v. Floods Working Group:
Floods hazard in a warmer world: insight from past flood records
Geneva, Switzerland
11-13 November 2019
Deadline: 1 October
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1943-fwg-wshop-19

vi. LandCover6k:
a. Pollen based estimates of past land cover in South and Southeast Asia
Pondicherry, India
11-14 September 2019
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/ini/wg/landcover6k/meetings/127-pages/1830-landcover6k-india-wshop-19

b. 4th General Workshop
Philadelphia, PA, USA
5-7 December 2019
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/ini/wg/landcover6k/meetings/127-pages/1936-4th-landcover6k-gen-wshop

vii. PALSEA:
Using ecological and chronological data to improve proxy-based paleo sea level reconstructions
Dublin, Ireland
21-23 July 2019
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1821-palsea-dublin-19

viii. SISAL:
4th workshop: Exploiting the SISALv2 database for evaluating climate processes
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
14-17 October 2019
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1942-sisal-wshop-19


11. PAGES-supported and endorsed meetings

i. 2019 Summer School on Speleothem Science (S4)
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
11-17 August 2019
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1826-s4-2019

ii. PaleoENSO workshop
Belitung Island, Indonesia
25-30 August 2019
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1805-paleo-enso-wshop-19

iii. 13th International Conference on Paleoceanography
Sydney, Australia
2-6 September 2019
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1722-13th-conf-paleocean-19

iv. 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists
Bern, Switzerland
4-7 September 2019
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1897-eaa-bern-19

v. CLImatic MOdes of VARiability (CLIMOVAR) over the Holocene: model-data synergies to improve future projections
Barcelona, Spain
25-27 September 2019
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1831-climovar-19

 
12. Future Earth updates

i. New website live next week: The new Future Earth website has been created as the go-to site for knowledge for global sustainability issues, where anyone (members of the public, young researchers, policy makers etc) can find out about the science behind  a pressing issue, connect with Future Earth networks, join initiatives and become informed about the ongoing debates on the intersection of people, planet and prosperity. PAGES is a Global Research Project of Future Earth. Be sure to check the new site next week: http://futureearth.org/

ii. New Anthropocene magazine published: Future Earth's award-winning publication has released its fourth issue, "Natural isn’t what it used to be". This issue explores everything from hacking nature and harnessing artificial intelligence, to lessening the environmental toll of death: http://futureearth.org/news/award-winning-anthropocene-magazine-releases-its-fourth-issue

iii. Global Land Programme (GLP) Special Issue: PAGES' fellow Future Earth Global Research Project GLP has announced that all articles in its newly released special issue of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (vol.38) are available free of charge for individual download as PDFs until December 2019: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/current-opinion-in-environmental-sustainability/vol/38

iv. World Biodiversity Forum 2020: The World Biodiversity Forum will be held from 23-28 February 2020 in Davos, Switzerland. The deadline for calls for session proposals and workshop proposals is 21 July. All details: https://www.worldbiodiversityforum.org/index.html

v. 10 New Insights in Climate Science scoping survey for COP25: What are the most important recent research findings relevant to climate change? Future Earth understands that your answer is likely to depend on your background and expertise, which is why they are asking researchers from across all disciplines for input through a scoping survey. The survey covers three broad, overarching themes 1) the human world; 2) biophysical components of the planet; and 3) global systemic risks. The deadline for scoping survey responses is 24 July: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9JB2TTC

vi. Future Earth invites you to contribute to research priorities and recommendations on human migration and global change, as input to a Belmont Forum scoping process: Future Earth and the Belmont Forum have recently developed a preliminary synthesis document on research priorities for Human Migration and Global Change. The white paper outlines potential topics and priorities for research for transdisciplinary, multinational teams. Additionally, Future Earth seeks input on approaches to be encouraged and avoided in the design of a funding call on this topic, as well as policy and action impacts, and key references.

Future Earth now invites the wider community to review the synthesis document and give feedback in order to see if there are any missing pieces that have not yet been addressed. Feedback, from both individuals and institutions, will be incorporated into a final version of the document that will then serve as input to a Belmont Forum scoping process for a future Collaborative Research Action. The consultation will be open until 14 August. If you have any questions regarding this consultation, including any technical problems, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Access the consultation survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FE_BF_Migration

vii. Future Earth invites you to contribute to research priorities and recommendations on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production, as input to a Belmont Forum scoping process for a potential Collaborative Research Action major funding opportunity: Future Earth and the Belmont Forum have recently developed a white paper on knowledge gaps and research priorities for Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production. The white paper outlines potential topics and priorities for research for transdisciplinary, multinational teams. Additionally, we are seeking input on approaches to be encouraged and avoided in the design of a funding call on this topic, as well as policy and action impacts, and key references.

Future Earth now invites the global community to review the white paper and give feedback in order to see if there are any missing pieces that have not yet been addressed. Feedback, from both individuals and institutions, will be incorporated into a final version of the document that will then serve as input to a Belmont Forum scoping process for a future Collaborative Research Action. The consultation will be open until 14 August. If you have any questions regarding this consultation, including any technical problems, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCP_2019

viii. The latest issue of the Future Earth Newsletter is now available: https://mailchi.mp/futureearth/future-earth-june-2019-newsletter


13. WCRP updates

i. The WCRP Strategic Plan 2019-2028 is now available. The priorities that have been set are the result of extensive consultation with researchers across the entire Programme. This Strategic Plan will be operationalized through an Implementation Plan that will be developed during 2019 and 2020: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/images/documents/WCRP_Strategic_Plan_2019/WCRP-Strategic-Plan-2019-2028-FINAL-c.pdf

ii. Read the WCRP June Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/wcrp-climate/world-climate-research-programme-news-june?e=bc5317173e

iii. Read the CLIVAR July 2019 Bulletin: https://mailchi.mp/clivar.org/clivar-july-2019-bulletin?e=a3ab4bafcd


14. Endorsed and affiliated groups updates

i. Call for analyses of mid Holocene and lgm PMIP4 entry cards: The mid Holocene and Last Glacial Maximum have a particular status in PMIP. They are considered as "entry cards" for PMIP4 because they are the only two periods for which we can trace back in time the performances and evolution of models used as part of PMIP. PMIP leaders would like to build on the large expertise of the PMIP community to be able to include PMIP4 results (plots, tables), as soon as the data are available, and would appreciate your contributions. Please fill the short survey at the following URL https://forms.gle/FVbr7buTPjETYSuc6. Any questions please contact Jean-Yves Peterschmitt: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ii. IPICS: Save the date! The 3rd IPICS Open Science Conference will be held from 18-23 October 2020 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. More information to come. Learn more about IPICS here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff/ipics/intro
 

15. Other news and opportunities

i. European Commission opens co-design process for Horizon Europe Research Programme: The European Commission is preparing the implementation of Horizon Europe, the next and most ambitious EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027) with a proposed budget of €100 billion, in an intensive co-design process. The process will help shape European research and innovation investments in the coming years. As part of the process, the Commission has launched an online consultation. The consultation will collect input from across Europe and beyond. The inputs received will inform the work to prepare a 'Strategic Plan' for Horizon Europe, which will then guide the work programmes and calls for proposals for Horizon Europe's first four years (2021-2024). The Commission invites anyone with an interest in future EU research and innovation priorities, anywhere in the world, to participate in the consultation, which will close on 8 September: https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/have-your-say-future-objectives-eu-funded-research-and-innovation-2019-jun-28_en

ii. Call for Applications to Host International Data Week (IDW) 2021 or 2023: Organized by the Committee on Data (CODATA) and the World Data System (WDS) of the International Science Council (ISC), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA), this landmark event brings together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and data stewards from disciplines across the globe to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve science and society through data-driven discovery and innovation. IDW combines the RDA Plenary Meeting, the biannual meeting of this international member organization working to develop and support global infrastructure facilitating data sharing and reuse, and SciDataCon, the scientific conference addressing the frontiers of data in research organized by CODATA and WDS. Applications should be sent by no later than 30 September. All details: https://www.icsu-wds.org/files/idw2021-2023-pdf

iii. Creative? Microfossil enthusiast? Have loads of images of microfossils you've analysed, or plankton that you've cultured? The Micropalaeontological Society (TMS) would like to invite you to submit an image to this year's image competition. Since 2014, the society has held a micropalaeo-themed image competition, where the winning images are compiled into a calendar. Submissions close on 30 September at 23:59 Pacific Standard Time. Email TMS Publicity Officer Rehemat Bhatia for all details on how to enter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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