PAGES e-news vol. 2020, no.8

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PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2020, no. 8
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CONTENTS

1. PAGES 6th OSM and 4th YSM - YSM applications close in one month
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. Share your PAGES' memories for our 30th anniversary
3. Save the date! PAGES and Neotoma webinar 15 October
4. Working group news
5. AGU Fall Meeting 2020 and EGU General Assembly 2021 updates
6. PAGES Early-Career Network updates
7. Upcoming PAGES deadlines
8. PAGES working group meetings and deadlines
9. PAGES-supported and endorsed meetings
10. Endorsed and affiliated groups updates
11. Future Earth updates
12. World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) updates
13. Other news and opportunities
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1. PAGES 6th OSM and 4th YSM - YSM applications close in one month

Abstract submission and registration is now open for PAGES' 6th Open Science Meeting (OSM) and 4th Young Scientists Meeting (YSM) to be held in Agadir, Morocco, from 16-22 May 2021. The YSM will be held from 16-18 May and the OSM from 18-22 May: https://pages-osm.org/

The registration process for the YSM is different to the OSM. Early-career researchers wishing to attend the YSM must send in an application. The application, abstract submission, and financial support request deadline for the YSM is 13 September. Approximately 80 places will be awarded, to help keep the YSM at a size that benefits all participants: https://pages-osm.org/index.php/ysm/application

Abstracts and applications for financial support to attend the OSM are due 1 October. Access the full list of sessions: https://pages-osm.org/index.php/osm/osm-program/osm-sessions


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. Share your PAGES' memories for our 30th anniversary

Celebrations are underway for PAGES 30th anniversary. Find out more about PAGES' history and hear from our current Co-chairs and Executive Director: http://pastglobalchanges.org/2564

As part of the celebrations, a special issue of Past Global Changes Magazine will be published in May 2021. Would you like to share a story? We're calling on current and past working group members, working group leaders, SSC, EXCOM and ECN members, guest scientists, and workshop attendees to contribute.

Please send a short text (max 100 words) and, if you wish, an accompanying photo with caption (preferably at least 300 dpi) about a particularly memorable or funny experience with PAGES to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30 October, using the subject line "30th anniversary contribution". Alternatively, you can also just send a photo and caption. Please make sure any identifiable people in the photos have given their permission.

We look forward to showcasing your stories and images in the magazine and on a dedicated 30th anniversary page on PAGES' website.


3. Save the date! PAGES and Neotoma webinar 15 October

The 3rd PAGES webinar will be held in conjunction with Neotoma on 15 October 2020 from 16:00-17:30 UTC. Presenter Jack Williams will give an overview of the Neotoma Paleoecology Database, its mission, key features of its data model, its software ecosystem, growth trends and other recent developments, research and educational partnerships, and data governance. After Jack's presentation, there will be a Q&A session. The webinar will be recorded and made available shortly afterwards on PAGES' YouTube Channel. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2055


4. Working group news

i. Mailing lists
Did you know all PAGES working groups have designated mailing lists? Stay up to date directly. Access details for all mailing lists here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/intro

ii. Working group extensions
Due to COVID-19 disruptions, many working groups will be extended for an additional year. The extensions will be visible in the timeline information on each working group's home page. Find all the current working groups here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/intro

iii. 2k Network
a. CLIVASH2k: Access the minutes from this 2k Network project's recent meeting on its home page: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/2k-network/projects/clivash/intro
b. The AGU Fall Meeting session "Climate of the Common Era", which was previously run by 2k Network members for more than 10 years, continues! See point 5 for all details.
c. Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 28. Regional and transregional climate variability over the last 2000 years. See point 1 for all details.

iv. Arctic Cryosphere Change and Coastal Marine Ecosystems (ACME)
Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 34. Cryosphere change impacts on arctic coastal environments and ecosystems during the Holocene. See point 1 for all details.

v. Carbon in Peat on EArth through Time (C-PEAT)
a. The group is involved in two sessions at the AGU Fall Meeting in December. See point 5 for all details.
b. Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 37. Peatland ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services: How paleoscience and management can feed back to each other. See point 1 for all details.

vi. Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies (CRIAS)
a. The group's third workshop will be held from 19-20 March 2021 in Hong Kong, and also online. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 30 October 2020. See point 8 for all details.
b. The paper "Central Europe, 1531–1540 CE: The driest summer decade of the past five centuries?" by Rudolf Brázdil et al. is open for discussion in Climate of the Past until 14 September. Previous studies related to historical droughts in the Czech Lands showed that summers of 1531–1540 could represent the driest summer decade of the past 500 years. To confirm this hypothesis, documentary data from Central Europe were collected and presented for individual summers and complemented by maps of precipitation and drought distribution to document corresponding weather patterns and their various impacts: https://cp.copernicus.org/preprints/cp-2020-92/
c. Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 22. Historical climate reconstruction and impacts utilizing written records. See point 1 for all details.

vii. Cycles of Sea-Ice Dynamics in the Earth system (C-SIDE)
Leaders announce a call for contributions to the group's Climate of the Past special issue "Reconstructing Southern Ocean sea-ice dynamics on glacial-to-historical timescales". Submission deadline is 31 December 2021, extendable if necessary. The special issue editors are Karen Kohfeld, Xavier Crosta, Alice Marzocchi, Juliane Müller, Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz, and Laurie Menviel. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/c-side/scientific-goals

viii. Climate Variability Across Scales (CVAS)
a. Register by 30 September for the 3-6 December workshop "Beyond Palaeoclimate Ping Pong: Improving estimates of past climate variability by consistent data-model comparison" to be held in Heidelberg, Germany, and also virtually. See point 8 for all details.
b. Find out more and join the CVAS seminar/workshop series which runs until October. The series aims to provide an overview of the current state of the research relevant to the CVAS community in order to identify starting points for collaborative projects. Access all information - about the speaker schedule and how to join - on the group's home page, under the heading "Seminar series/workshops - July to October 2020": http://pastglobalchanges.org/cvas
c. Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 13. Climate variability across scales and climate states. See point 1 for all details.

ix. Floods Working Group (FWG)
Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 16. Towards an improved understanding of past flood variability and examples on how such data can have a bearing on present and future flood risk management. See point 1 for all details.

x. LandCover6k
a. The group's 4th General Workshop, planned for 9-10 October 2020, is postponed until a future date. Given current circumstances, the organizers at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, are assessing the possibility of holding the workshop in 2021 based on university reopening and governmental safety guidelines. An interim online meeting solution is being developed for the October 2020 dates. More information will be provided when available. See point 8 for all details.
b. Group members are involved in two PAGES' 6th OSM sessions: Session 21. Deep histories of land-use and land-cover change in African montane regions and Session 41. Towards a global past human land-use and land-cover synthesis over the Holocene. See point 1 for all details.

xi. PALeo constraints on SEA level rise (PALSEA)
a. Submit abstracts by 15 August for the PALSEAExpress meeting to be held online from 15-16 September 2020. You can also register to attend without submitting an abstract (deadline 11 September). This meeting has been added to the PALSEA calendar because the planned joint meeting with SERCE "Improving understanding of ice sheet and solid Earth processes driving paleo sea level change" has been postponed until 2021. See point 8 for details about both events.
b. The group will conduct a joint session with QUIGS at the AGU Fall Meeting in December. See point 5 for all details.
c. Group members are involved in two PAGES' 6th OSM sessions: Session 2. The last interglacial and Session 31. Quantifying relative sea-level changes from geological archives. See point 1 for all details.

xii. PalEOclimate and the PeopLing of the Earth (PEOPLE 3000)
a. The workshop planned for later this month in Arica, Chile, has been postponed. See point 8 for all details.
b. Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 40. Integrating method and theory for global comparisons of human demography and climate change in the Late Holocene. See point 1 for all details.

xiii. PAGES-PMIP Working Group on Quaternary Interglacials (QUIGS)
a. Call for contributions! The virtual QUIGS-IFG meeting on glacial terminations will be held on 10 and 12 November 2020. The deadline for abstract submission is 10 September. Registration opens in October. See point 8 for all details.
b. The original September 2020 workshop in Cassis, France, has been postponed for one year. See point 8 for all details.
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The group will conduct a joint session with PALSEA at the AGU Fall Meeting in December. See point 5 for all details.
d. Group members are involved in PAGES' 6th OSM Session 2. The last interglacial. See point 1 for all details.

xiv. Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis (SISAL)
a. The Climate of the Past paper "A data-model approach to interpreting speleothem oxygen isotope records from monsoon regions on orbital timescales" by Sarah Parker et al. is open for discussion until 7 September: https://cp.copernicus.org/preprints/cp-2020-78/
b. Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 3. New developments in speleothem paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental science. See point 1 for all details.

xv. Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society (VICS)
a. The next VICS workshop, originally scheduled for late September 2020, will be held 8-10 March 2021. The working plan is that a physical meeting will be held in Aarhus, Denmark, and the new dates will still allow on-site participants to interact with an exhibition on volcanism and society at the Moesgård Museum. The meeting will also be designed to include effective methods of remote participation. See point 8 for all details.
b. Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 12. Volcanic impacts on climate and society. See point 1 for all details.


5. AGU Fall Meeting 2020 and EGU General Assembly 2021 updates

i. AGU 2020
The AGU Fall Meeting will be held online and in San Francisco, USA, in December 2020. Content will include real-time sessions, networking opportunities and poster hall time. With all of this content, the Fall Meeting will be concentrated from 7-11 December and events will be extended around the meeting from 1-17 December. There will be recorded sessions so you can watch at your convenience. Convergent themes including global science policy, data, natural hazards, and climate science will be prominently featured. The registration fee will be about 50% less than the in-person rate and lower for graduate students and other groups. Registration opens late August. Several PAGES working groups will conduct sessions. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2025

ii. EGU 2021
The EGU General Assembly will be held from 25-30 April 2021 in Vienna, Austria. The EGU invites you to take an active part in organizing the scientific program. Submit a session, short course or town hall proposal by 11 September. The deadline for suggesting Union Symposia and Great Debates is 15 August. All details: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2021/provisionalprogramme


6. PAGES Early-Career Network updates

i. Call for Reviewers of the SOD of the Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)
Mountain Research Initiviative (MRI), alongside the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the PAGES Early-Career Network (PAGES ECN), the Permafrost Young Research Network (PYRN) and the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community, are calling for early-career researchers to participate in a group review of the Second Order Draft (SOD) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The review will run from 4 December 2020 to 29 January 2021. To participate, register no later than 23 September (23:59 UTC). All details and application form: https://www.mountainresearchinitiative.org/news-page-all/129-mri-news/2616-call-for-reviewers-of-the-second-order-draft-of-the-working-group-ii-contribution-to-the-ipcc-sixth-assessment-report-ar6

ii. PAGES-INQUA ECR workshop updates
a. The joint PAGES-INQUA ECR "Past Socio-Environmental Systems (PASES)" workshop, planned for 9-13 November 2020, has been postponed until November 2021. The venue will still be La Serena y Coquimbo, Chile. In order to keep momentum going for the in-person workshop, the organizing committee will conduct a virtual workshop in November 2020 (dates and program TBA). See point 8 for more details.
b. Applications outcome: The conference organizers have evaluated all submitted abstracts (approx. 70). All those who submitted an abstract will receive an email stating if their abstract and grant request have been approved for the 2021 workshop. Selection criteria promoted not only abstract quality and highly motivated ECRs, but also cultural, gender, and economic equality and diversity. Unsuccessful applicants are highly encouraged to participate at the virtual PASES workshop in November 2020. Questions? Email: ​This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

iii. Webinars
a. "How to start a PAGES working group": Michael Evans, PAGES SSC Co-chair and EXCOM member, will give advice about how to start a new working group within PAGES. The webinar will likely be planned for the second half of September. Stay tuned for the official announcement.
b. East Africa webinar series: Plans are in development by regional representatives within the East African region to organize a webinar series by African researchers about the current paleo-research landscape in Africa. The series is planned to start in late 2020.
c. Pal(a)eo PERCS is an ongoing virtual seminar series designed to showcase the research of ECRs in paleo- (ntology, ecology, ceanography, climate,etc.). Anyone is welcome to apply for a talk on their subject. Some of the talks will be given by PAGES ECN members. For more information, go to: https://paleopercs.wordpress.com/
d. For the above, and future, webinars, the ECN is looking for speakers or recommendations. If you are interested in co-organizing any of these topics, if you have an idea of your own, or if you are thinking about organizing your own webinar under the umbrella of PAGES ECN, please contact the Webinar cluster: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

iv. Regional Representatives (RRs)
Sandra Brugger from Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, USA, has joined the North American RR team. Contact​ your local RR or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about the role of RRs and how you can be more involved in these international groups: http://pastglobalchanges.org/ecn/regional-reps

v. The Early Pages Blog
a. An early-career researcher shares their personal experience with grief and depression. Mental health issues are prevalent in academia, yet many carry their burden alone. The Early Pages Blog team believes that open conversation is important to remove stigma and connect with each other, and they are especially grateful to the author for telling their story: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/13100
b. Join Margot Courtillat on an expedition to Antarctica. Margot describes what it is like to be a scientist on an IODP research cruise, aboard the JOIDES Resolution. This post is not only a lovely read providing great escapism, it's also full of useful information for those interested in joining this program in the future: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/13103
c. Call for authors: You're invited to join the growing list of authors and get more exposure by contributing a post of your own. Posts are welcome from ECRs in and out of academia on all kinds of topics: your work or your experiences and opinions regarding the paleosciences, life as an ECR, academic life, and more. If you would like to write a post but aren’t sure what to write about, contact ​This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.​ to come up with a topic and outline together.

vi. Join the Write Club!
The PAGES ECN Write Club holds regular online writing retreats for ECRs from all over the globe. They meet to write in a time-structured way, with the moral support of fellow ECRs. Especially in times when most people are working from home, creating non-negotiable time slots dedicated to writing can bring much needed structure into daily life. To sign up or for more information, email: ​This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

vii. Mailing list
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


7. Upcoming PAGES deadlines

i. Applications for new PAGES working groups due 16 September
Does your heart pound of paleoscience? Know others who feel the same? PAGES' Working Groups (WGs) are temporary organizations that bring international paleoscientists together 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 science community. WGs provide a platform for discussion, research, and community building, and normally run in three-year phases with each phase culminating in an intermediary or final major product (e.g. synthesis article, special issue, database). You must contact an SSC member by 2 September to outline your plans: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/new-wg-proposal

ii. Applications for workshop/meeting financial support due 16 September
To obtain support, workshops/meetings must be open and international, and should encourage the participation of early-career scientists (until ca. five years after PhD) and those from developing countries (including BRICS countries). Applications should be received at least six months before the planned event date, to allow for wide promotion to the paleo community. Financial support is available for meetings classified as Open Call and Educational and also for current PAGES WGs. You must contact an SSC member by 2 September to outline your plans: http://pastglobalchanges.org/my-pages/meeting-support

iii. PAGES Early-Career Award (ECA) nominations due 30 September
This new, biannual award is for excellence in collaborative scholarship, including research, communication, outreach, leadership, networking, community service, and international collaboration. The PAGES ECA honors people in the early stages of their career for their engagement both within and beyond the scientific community. Nominations due 30 September: http://pastglobalchanges.org/my-pages/pages-eca

 
8. PAGES working group meetings and deadlines

i. ACME:
Towards reliable proxy-based reconstructions: community perspectives and criteria for the ACME database
Venue, dates and deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1994

ii. C-PEAT:
Tropical peatland processes and ecosystem services workshop
Bangkok, Thailand
March 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1988

iii. CRIAS:
State of the Art of Historical Climatology in International Perspective
Hong Kong
19-20 March 2021 and online
Abstract deadline (extended): 30 October
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2021

iv. C-SIDE:
Integrating sea-ice proxies, model simulations, and complementary records of glacial-interglacial climate change
Bordeaux, France
May 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1997

v. CVAS:
a. Bi-weekly webinars
Online
13 and 27 August, 10 and 24 September, and 8 and 22 October 2020
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2056

b. Beyond Palaeoclimate Ping Pong: Improving estimates of past climate variability by consistent data-model comparison
Heidelberg, Germany, and online
3-6 December 2020
Registration deadline: 30 September
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1970

vi. ECN:
a. PASES Virtual Workshop (vPASES2020)
Online
November 2020 (dates TBC)
Registration deadline: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2044

b. PAGES-INQUA ECR workshop: Past Socio-Environmental Systems (PASES)
La Serena, Chile
November 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1972

vii. LandCover6k:
4th General Workshop: New Land-Cover and Land-Use Datasets for evaluation and improvement of Anthropogenic Land-Cover Change Scenarios
Philadelphia, PA, USA
9-10 October 2020
Update: Postponed
New dates and deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1936

viii. PALSEA:
a. PALSEAExpress meeting
Online
15-16 September 2020
Abstract deadline: 15 August
Registration without abstract submission: 11 September
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2043

b. Improving understanding of ice-sheet and solid-Earth processes driving paleo sea-level change
Palisades, NY, USA
Northern Hemisphere Autumn 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1991

ix. PEOPLE 3000:
Understanding long-term human-environment feedback loops through the integration of archeology, paleoclimate and ecological mode
Arica, Chile
31 August to 5 September 2020
Update: Postponed
New dates: January or March 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1995

x. QUIGS:
a. Virtual QUIGS-IFG meeting on glacial terminations
Online
10 and 12 November 2020
Call for presentations deadline: 10 September
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2054

b. Glacial Terminations: processes and feedbacks
Cassis, France
22-24 September 2020
Update: Postponed
New dates: September 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1992

xi. SISAL:
Assessing the role cave monitoring data can play in improving climatic interpretations from speleothem records
Jerusalem, Israel
9-13 November 2020
Update: Postponed until 2021
New dates and deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2026

xii. VICS:
Moving forward by looking back
Aarhus, Denmark
30 September to 2 October 2020
Update: Postponed
New dates: 8-10 March 2021
Deadlines: Late 2020
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1993


9. PAGES-supported and endorsed meetings

PAGES is pleased to have an association with the following workshops and conferences and has provided either financial support or an endorsement.

i. The 19th International Swiss Climate Summer School
Grindelwald, Switzerland
23-28 August 2020
Update: Postponed
New dates: August 2022 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1982

ii. Carpathian-Balkan Paleoscience Workshop 2020 (CBPW2020)
Sacel, Maramures, Romania
31 August to 4 September 2020
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1996

iii. IPICS 3rd Open Science Conference
Crans Montana, Switzerland
18-23 October 2020
Update: Postponed
New dates: 10-16 October 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1967

iv. Environmental histories and interdisciplinary perspectives on resilience in the tropical Andes
Bogotá, Colombia
11-12 February 2021
Update: Postponed
New dates: June 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2028

v. Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress
Brisbane, Australia
12-15 June 2021
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1956

vi. Synergy between palaeo-scientists, ecologists and stakeholders for biodiversity conservation in Madagascar
Venue TBC, Madagascar
4 days in June or July 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2027

vii. Climate Change, The Karst Record (KR9 Conference)
Innsbruck, Austria
11-14 July 2021
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1918

viii. IAL-IPA joint meeting "Lakes as Memories of the Landscape"
San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
20-24 March 2022
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2009


10. Endorsed and affiliated groups updates

Find out more about PAGES' endorsed and affiliated groups here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff

i. CarpClim
a. The PAGES-endorsed Carpathian Climate and Environment Working Group (CarpClim) will hold a workshop from 31 August to 4 September 2020. See point 9 for all details.
b. An open-air laboratory has been established in the Carpathians at the Carpathian Interdisciplinary Research Center (CIRC): http://geoconcept.ro/circ/. CarpClim leaders are looking to collect secondhand (or over used) lab and field equipment from partners in Europe. The equipment should still be functional but not used anymore (old fashioned, not updated, needing repair, etc). Shipping would be paid for by CIRC. This center is considered as the CarpClim headquarters. If you have suitable equipment, please contact Marcel Mindrescu: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff/carpclim/people

ii. IPICS
The PAGES-supported 3rd International Partnership in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) Open Science Conference scheduled for 18-23 October 2020 in Crans Montana, Switzerland, has been postponed until October 2021. The potential dates in 2021 could be 10-16 October, but confirmed dates will be advised as soon as possible. See point 9 for all details.

iii. PMIP
The PMIP 2020 Conference will be held virtually and in Nanjing, China, from 26-30 October 2020. Registration opens soon: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1947

iv. Varves Working Group
Group members will conduct PAGES' 6th OSM Session 6. Sedimentary varves: High-resolution archives of past climate and environmental change. See point 1 for all details.


11. Future Earth updates

i. Latest Newsletter
Access the June Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/futureearth/june-2020-newsletter

ii. Collaborative Research Action (CRA) funding call on Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability
On 23 July 2020, the Belmont Forum officially launched a Collaborative Research Action (CRA) funding call on Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability. The call focuses on supporting transdisciplinary networks to innovate solutions and/or synthesize positive and negative inter-linkages across the SDGs, which will contribute to the co-design of sustainable development pathways. The call will be closing on 31 October 2020. For full details and the forms, go to: https://www.belmontforum.org/cras/#pathways2020

The Future Earth Secretariat is a partner of this CRA by:
i) providing research funds from the PEGASuS program to support research synthesis by African research consortia;
ii) organising a virtual capacity building workshop for early-career researchers from Africa interested in joining Belmont Forum consortium proposals: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2051
iii) supporting global coordination and facilitation of the Collaborative Research Action with the goal of creating synergies among the funded projects. This latter activity will be aligned with the Future Earth Pathways initiative: https://futureearth.org/initiatives/earth-targets-initiatives/science-based-pathways/.
If you would like to know more about the collaboration or if you have any questions, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

iii. Membership Portal
Future Earth will be expanding the Portal over the next few months. You are invited to add content, give feedback, and help design resources that best serve this growing global community. Check out the main Community Forum and feel free to add your own news, events, and announcements as a Discussion item. Future Earth will be sharing key highlights and opportunities from the Forum in a digest, together with news from the Secretariat. Sign up here: https://fe.memberclicks.net/

iv. Future Earth Summit
Another key effort to build and support the Future Earth global community revolves around the Future Earth Summit. Following the Future Earth Summit from 15-17 June 2020, a Post-Summit Committee – consisting of representatives from the Global Research Projects, Knowledge-Action Networks, National and Regional Structures, as well as the Secretariat and an Early Career Representative – has started its work. The first deliverable will be a Summit Declaration that will be delivered to the Future Earth Governing Council to ensure community inputs help guide the ongoing Future Earth reform process. Updates will be shared regularly.

v. Ocean KAN special issue
The Ocean Knowledge-Action Network published a special issue in Coastal Management: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ucmg20/48/4?nav=tocList

vi. Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress
The inaugural Future Earth and Belmont Forum Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI2020) planned for 14-17 June 2020 in Brisbane, Australia, has now been rescheduled to 12-15 June 2021. All accepted sessions will be automatically rolled over into the new Congress program, so you will not need to submit a new proposal. For those who have submitted applications for Popcorn Sessions and Demonstrations, you are invited to re-submit your proposal in the near future. See point 9 for all details.

vii. Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)
a. MRI will conduct two sessions at PAGES' 6th Open Science Meeting in Morocco in May 2021. All details: https://www.mountainresearchinitiative.org/news-page-all/124-call-for-abstracts/2588-call-for-abstracts-mountain-sessions-at-the-pages-2021-open-science-meeting
b. Read the July Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/mountainresearchinitiative.org/mri-july-2020-newsletter


12. World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) updates

i. July News
Access the July News, which includes the new strategic plan, the Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update, and a YESS Community update, here: https://mailchi.mp/wcrp-climate/news-july2020

ii. Call for CMIP IPO
WCRP is calling for proposals to host a dedicated project office to support Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) activities and its overall coordination. The deadline for proposals is 31 August: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/wgcm-cmip/call-for-proposals-to-host-a-cmip-ipo

iii. Nominations Open for 2020 Data and Model Development Prizes
Each year WCRP, together with its partners the World Weather Research Programme and the Global Climate Observing System, awards two prizes for notable achievements in data and model development. Nomination deadline is 30 September: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/news/wcrp-news/1595-prizes2020

iv. CLIVAR
Read the August Bulletin: https://mailchi.mp/clivar.org/clivar-august-2020-bulletin


13. Other news and opportunities

i. Analyseries software survey
The Analyseries software created by Didier Paillard (LSCE) in the 1990s is on its way to be outdated. It does not run on the latest Mac Operating System (Catalina) and is not compatible with the latest Excel versions (from Excel 2016 on). An operational Analyseries requires to totally rewrite the software. Aline Govin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Elisabeth Michel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) have set up a survey on the use of Analyseries to determine how much this software is necessary to the scientific community and which functionalities the new Analyseries should potentially include. The survey (in English) is available here: https://sondage.lsce.ipsl.fr/index.php/966546?newtest=Y&lang=en/. It takes 10-15 minutes to answer all questions, which are all optional. The survey will close on 20 September.

ii. Scientific Data paleoclimate data collection
To understand our world's changing climate, it is imperative that we understand how climates of the past varied. This collection brings together a series of papers published at Scientific Data that describe and share valuable data on past climates. The data were obtained from a variety of sources, including historical records that can inform us about the recent past, and biological or fossil proxies that allow us to learn about climates that existed long before man walked the Earth. They have been organized into two sections according to the level of data processing. All details: https://www.nature.com/collections/igihabcafh

iii. Data analysis workshop
A three-day workshop on "Uncertainties in data analysis" will be held at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany, from 30 September to 2 October 2020. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2045

iv. British Ecological Society Palaeoecology Special Interest Group Blog
These weekly blog posts are a summation of top paleoecology papers. Access all posts here: https://palaeosigbes.wordpress.com/. New posts include:
a. "World’s most remote places affected by human-induced warming" by Lorna Kearns (University of Southampton) and Grace Lamyman (University of Leeds). This post is based on the paper: Smol JP et al. (2005) Climate-Driven Regime Shifts in Arctic Lake Ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) 102: 4397-4402.
b. "A shipwreck mystery revealed through the chemical fingerprints of skeletons: what’s the message about isotope signatures for palaeoecology?" by Simon Hutchinson (University of Salford) and Julia Meen (Oxford Archaeology). This post is based on the paper: Cox G & Sealy J (1997) Investigating Identity and Life Histories: Isotopic Analysis and Historical Documentation of Slave Skeletons Found on the Cape Town Foreshore, South Africa. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 1: 207-224.

v. Virtual Palaeoscience
ViPs (Virtual Palaeoscience) is a community-led project to create a shared archive of online palaeoscience teaching resources, both as a short-term COVID-19 response and as longer-term enhancement of learning, accessibility and public outreach. Following a successful launch meeting in May 2020, the project has set up working groups to find, evaluate, and bring together existing materials in a single web resource and to create a range of new materials to meet specific needs. In August, these new resources will be presented at a virtual workshop and plans for longer-term projects, including the creation of multi-faceted virtual landscapes, will be developed. Details on how to be involved, re-visit the first event, join in the August meeting getting a head start on the new term and to learn about ViPs future plans go to: https://virtualpalaeoscience.wordpress.com and register for the virtual workshop via the Events tab.

vi. PERCS (Paleo EaRly Career Seminars)
PERCS is a weekly seminar series that promotes and features work by early-career researchers working in the broad field of "Pal(a)eo" sciences (e.g. -ntology, -ecology, -oceanography, -climate). A PERCS seminar takes place on Zoom, and consists of a live streamed short (~30 min) seminar followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity for small group discussion and networking with other attendees using break-out rooms. Talks will be (mostly) weekly, on Tuesdays. Sign up to the seminar series and find out more: https://paleopercs.wordpress.com/participate/

 

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