PAGES e-news vol. 2020, no.11

PAGES IPO

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PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2020, no. 11
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CONTENTS

1. New Past Global Changes Magazine
2. Winner of the first PAGES Early-Career Award
3. PAGES Survey - deadline 14 February

4. Apply to be on our SSC
5. Deadlines for new working group and workshop support applications
6. Working group news
7. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN) updates
8. Recent products
9. AGU Fall Meeting 2020 and EGU General Assembly 2021 updates
10. PAGES working group meetings and deadlines
11. PAGES-supported and endorsed meetings
12. Endorsed and affiliated groups updates
13. Future Earth updates
14. World Climate Research Programme updates
15. Other news and opportunities
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1. New Past Global Changes Magazine

The latest Past Global Changes Magazine "Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies" is now available to read online and download: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/pages-magazine/13122

Historical climatology is the interdisciplinary research field that reconstructs past climates and weather and their societal impacts on the basis of written and physical records produced by people.

This issue of Past Global Changes Magazine presents papers on the current state of research in several world regions, as well as on new methods and the analysis of new sources in the field. It is a product of the PAGES Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies (CRIAS) working group: http://pastglobalchanges.org/crias

The print version will be sent at the start of 2021, when there is more certainty about successful postal deliveries.

Plus, a reminder that if you didn't receive your requested hard copy of the previous magazine "Past Plant Diversity and Conservation" due to COVID-19 postal disruptions, please contact PAGES IPO to request it to be re-sent when the time is appropriate: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2. Winner of the first PAGES Early-Career Award

PAGES is pleased to announce the inaugural PAGES Early-Career Award (ECA) recipient is Dr Alicja Bonk. Alicja is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Geography, University of Gdańsk, Poland. She will present her research, as a guest of PAGES, during our 6th Open Science Meeting in Agadir, Morocco, in May 2022. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/news/2622


3. PAGES Survey - deadline 14 February

Despite PAGES 6th Open Science Meeting (OSM) and 4th Young Scientists Meeting (YSM) being postponed from May 2021 to May 2022, we would still like to hear your thoughts on PAGES science. This survey was created to be used at the OSM in Agadir, Morocco, and we value your suggestions and feedback. Please complete the survey by 14 February. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/news/2575


4. Apply to be on our SSC

Would you like to contribute to PAGES' activities by being a member of our Scientific Steering Committee? Applications are due 2 April 2021. The term would start in January 2022 and run for three to six years. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/about/structure/scientific-steering-committee/apply


5. Deadlines for new working group and workshop support applications

Applications to create a new PAGES working group and applications for financial support to hold a workshop or meeting are due 12 April 2021. You must contact a PAGES SSC member at least two weeks before the deadline to advise them of your plans.
Information about creating a new working group: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/new-wg-proposal
Information about applying for financial support to conduct a workshop or meeting: http://pastglobalchanges.org/my-pages/meeting-support


6. 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. 2k Network
a. Network leaders will conduct a webinar on 18 November to discuss Phase 3. See point 10 for all details.
b. CLIVASH2k project leaders announce a new community data call to expand the current PAGES 2k database by compiling a database of chemistry from Antarctic ice cores and possibly other archives spanning the past 2k. The deadline is 1 December and the call is open for both published and unpublished data. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/2k-network/projects/clivash/intro
c. 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 9 for all details.
d. 2k Network leaders have proposed the session "Studying the climate of the last two millennia" at the 2021 EGU. See point 9 for all details.

iii. Carbon in Peat on EArth through Time (C-PEAT)
a. The deadline for submission of charcoal data to the HOLOPEATFIRE project has been extended to 30 November. If you have any charcoal data from a peatland with an associated chronology and would like to be involved in the project, please contact Graeme Swindles. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/c-peat
b. The group is involved in two sessions at the AGU Fall Meeting in December. See point 9 for all details.
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The joint PAGES-INQUA workshop on tropical peatland processes and ecosystem services will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, in March 2021. See point 10 for all details.

iv. Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies (CRIAS)
a. Group members published a paper on Central European droughts in the 16th century. Previous studies related to historical droughts in the Czech Lands showed that the 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. The main droughts occurred in 1532, 1534–1536, 1538, and particularly in 1540. See point 8 for all details.
b. The group's third workshop will be held from 19-20 March 2021 in Hong Kong, and also online. See point 10 for all details.
c. Interested researchers are encouraged to offer reviews or submit relevant manuscripts for the Climate of the Past special issue "International methods and comparisons in climate reconstruction and impacts from archives of societies." For those of you who proposed manuscripts, note that the closing date is still April 2021 but earlier submissions would be much appreciated. Editors are Sam White, Qing Pei, Andrea Kiss, Rudolf Brazdil, Martin Bauch, Heli Huhtamaa, and Chantal Camenisch: https://cp.copernicus.org/articles/special_issue1068.html

v. 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: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/c-side/scientific-goals

vi. Climate Variability Across Scales (CVAS)
a. Group leaders announce a new online seminar series from November to March. "Climate variability across scales: from the butterfly’s wings to the age of the Earth" is a series of eight lectures. The first presentation, from Juerg Schmidli, is now available on PAGES YouTube channel. See point 10 for all details.
b. The workshop "Beyond Palaeoclimate Ping Pong: Improving estimates of past climate variability by consistent data-model comparison" scheduled for 3-6 December 2020 in Heidelberg, Germany, has been postponed until July 2021. See point 10 for all details.

vii. LandCover6k
The group's 4th General Workshop will hopefully be held in 2021. Given current circumstances, the organizers at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, are assessing the possibilities. Announcements will be made when available. See point 10 for all details.

viii. PALeo constraints on SEA level rise (PALSEA)
a. The group will conduct a joint session with QUIGS at the AGU Fall Meeting in December. See point 9 for all details.
b. A long-term PALSEA goal is to create standardized sea-level databases. In 2019, they achieved a milestone goal thanks to the work of Nicole Khan and the HOLSEA community. For the Holocene, there is now a series of regional databases compiled using a unique framework: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/special-issues/12887. A similar goal for the Last Interglacial is being pursued via the European Research Council led by group leader Alessio Rovere, in close collaboration with PALSEA. Several authors are compiling data into the World Atlas of Last Interglacial Shorelines, and a special issue of Earth System Science Data is underway: https://essd.copernicus.org/articles/special_issue1055.html. The journal follows a "discussion forum" format and the first papers are already posted, therefore anyone is free to read the preprints and leave comments.

ix. PalEOclimate and the PeopLing of the Earth (PEOPLE 3000)
The "Understanding long-term human-environment feedback loops through the integration of archaeology, paleoclimate and ecological models" workshop in Arica, Chile, has been postponed. Potential new dates could be in January or March 2021. See point 10 for all details.

x. PAGES-PMIP Working Group on Quaternary Interglacials (QUIGS)
a. Day two of the virtual QUIGS-IFG meeting on glacial terminations is 12 November 2020. See point 10 for all details.
b. The next in-person workshop, in Cassis, France, will be held from 21-23 September 2021. See point 10 for all details.
c.
The group will conduct a joint session with PALSEA at the AGU Fall Meeting in December. See point 9 for all details.

xi. Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis (SISAL)
a. The manuscript presenting the second version of the SISAL database has been published in Earth System Science Data. See point 8 for all details. The database is available in SQL and CSV format here: http://doi.org/10.17864/1947.256
b. A Phase 2 community meeting will be held online, twice, on 19 November. The meeting will include discussions of future steps and plans for the working group as well as two presentations of recent SISAL science. All are invited. See point 10 for all details.
c. Congratulations to Steering Group member Franziska Lechleitner on being awarded the 2021 EGU Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award in the Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL) Division. See point 9 for all details.
d. Comments are open until 5 December for a discussion paper using the latest SISALv2 database to evaluate three transient iHadCM3 simulations over the last millennium. Access "Comparison of the oxygen isotope signatures in speleothem records and iHadCM3 model simulations for the last millennium" by Janica Carmen Bühler et al. in Climate of the Past: https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-121
e. SISAL has successfully garnered funding from the Minerva Fellowship Committee to organize a group workshop to be held tentatively in mid-to-late 2021. Updates to follow.

xii. Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society (VICS)
a. Group leaders have proposed the session "Understanding volcano-climate impacts and the stratospheric aerosol layer" at the 2021 EGU. See point 9 for all details.
b. The next VICS workshop will be held from 8-10 March 2021 online and in Aarhus, Denmark. On-site participants can interact with an exhibition on volcanism and society at the Moesgård Museum. See point 10 for all details.
c. The deadline for submissions to the VICS special issue "Interdisciplinary studies of volcanic impacts on climate and society" in Climate of the Past has been extended to 31 May 2021. Information on the special issue can be found here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/special-issues/13118. Group leaders encourage comments for papers in discussion. The first paper has been published. See point 8 for all details.


7. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN) updates

i. New Science Cluster
The new Science Cluster intends to provide a platform that connects early-career researchers who want to develop and exchange ideas, as well as to expand their scientific network. Plans are to organize virtual meetings, where participants can discuss their ideas for potential collaboration, in particular with respect to writing collaborative papers, applying for joint project funding, starting a new PAGES Working Group or any other collaborative scientific initiatives. If you are interested in expanding your science or have questions about this initiative, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Find out more about all the ECN Clusters here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/ecn/clusters

ii. Latest webinar recordings
a. PAGES Co-Chair Mike Evans presented "Managing international collaborations", which also discussed the work involved around starting and running a PAGES working group. Access the webinar recording on the ECN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=borLPBjKJdY&feature=youtu.be
b. Oris Rodríguez-Reyes (Postdoctoral fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama) explained (in Spanish) the potential of one of the few fossil forests in Panama for paleoclimatic studies. Access the webinar recording on the ECN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih_nJxm9W44&feature=youtu.be

iii. 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


8. Recent products

i. PAGES acknowledged in new pollen paper
A new Earth-Science Reviews paper by Manuel Chevalier et al. acknowledges PAGES support for the attendance of early-career researchers at a PCMIP pollen conference in 2017. "Pollen-based climate reconstruction techniques for late Quaternary studies" addresses the fundamental aspects of fossil pollen data that should be considered when undertaking pollen-based climate reconstructions and suggests methods and products that could be developed to facilitate accessibility and global usability: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/13117

ii. Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies (CRIAS)
Rudolf Brázdil et al. published "Central Europe, 1531–1540 CE: The driest summer decade of the past five centuries?" in Climate of the Past: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/13145

iii. Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis (SISAL)
A data description paper for version two of the SISAL database is now available. Group leader Laia Comas-Bru thanks SISAL members and the wider speleothem community for this achievement. This version of the database contains more than two thirds of the speleothem records identified by the group over the past three years along with alternative chronologies for +70% of them: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/13121

iv. Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society (VICS)
The first paper in the VICS' special issue "Interdisciplinary studies of volcanic impacts on climate and society" is available in Climate of the Past. Matías Frugone-Álvarez et al. performed a multidisciplinary study on a transect of sediment cores to reconstruct the depositional evolution of the high-elevation Laguna del Maule (LdM) (36∘ S, 2180 m a.s.l., Chilean Andes). The recovered 5 m composite sediment sequence includes two thick turbidite units (LT1 and LT2) and numerous tephra layers (23 ash and 6 lapilli). Access "Volcanism and climate change as drivers in Holocene depositional dynamic of Laguna del Maule (Andes of central Chile – 36° S)": http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/13119


9. 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. Registration opens soon and the program will be released in October. Several PAGES working groups will conduct sessions. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2025

ii. EGU 2021 - new format
a. The EGU General Assembly will be held entirely online from 19-30 April 2021. The new conference is titled vEGU21: Gather Online (#vEGU21). PAGES 2k Network and VICS working group have proposed sessions. Deadline for financial support applications is 1 December. Abstract deadline is 13 January 2021. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2034
b. The EGU has named the 51 recipients of next year's Union Medals and Awards, Division Medals, and Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Awards. These individuals are honoured for their important contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences. SISAL steering group member Franziska Lechleitner will receive the 2021 Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award in the Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL) Division. All details: https://www.egu.eu/news/701/egu-announces-2021-awards-and-medals/


10. PAGES working group meetings and deadlines

i. 2k Network
Webinar: Overview of PAGES 2k Phase 3 activities and looking towards the future
Online
18 November at 20:00 UTC
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2086

ii. 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

iii. C-PEAT:
Joint PAGES-INQUA workshop on tropical peatland processes and ecosystem services
Bangkok, Thailand
March 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1988

iv. CRIAS:
State of the Art of Historical Climatology in International Perspective
Hong Kong
19-20 March 2021 and online
Registration deadline: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2021

v. 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

vi. CVAS:
a. Seminar series: Climate variability across scales: From the butterfly’s wings to the age of the Earth
Online
November 2020 to March 2021
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2073

b. Beyond Palaeoclimate Ping Pong: Improving estimates of past climate variability by consistent data-model comparison
Heidelberg, Germany, and online
3-6 December 2020
Update: Postponed until 4-7 July 2021
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1970

vii. ECN:
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

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

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

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

xi. QUIGS:
a. Virtual QUIGS-IFG meeting on glacial terminations
Online
10 and 12 November 2020
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2054

b. Glacial Terminations: processes and feedbacks
Cassis, France
21-23 September 2021
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1992

xii. SISAL:
a. Phase 2 community meeting
Online
19 November 2020 at 08:00 UTC & 16:00 UTC
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2084

b. 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

xiii. VICS:
Moving forward by looking back
Aarhus, Denmark
8-10 March 2021
Deadlines: Late 2020
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1993


11. 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. Varves Working Group seminar series
Online
Starts 3 December 2020, 15:00 UTC
Registration deadline: 30 November
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2085

ii. Carpathian-Balkan Paleoscience Workshop 2020 (CBPW2020)
Sacel, Maramures, Romania
June 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1996

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

iv. Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress
Brisbane, Australia
12-15 June 2021
Call for sessions deadline: 15 December
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1956

v. IPICS 3rd Open Science Conference
Crans Montana, Switzerland
10-15 October 2021
Deadline for abstract submission and travel support applications: 30 April
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1967

vi. Synergy between palaeo-scientists, ecologists and stakeholders for biodiversity conservation in Madagascar
Ranomafana, Madagascar
2-5 March 2022
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2027

vii. 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

viii. The 19th International Swiss Climate Summer School
Grindelwald, Switzerland
August 2022 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1982


12. 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) workshop will now be held in 2021. The program remains the same and the new dates will be announced as soon as possible. See point 11 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. IODP
a. Charna Meth is the new Executive Director of the IODP Science Support Office at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, replacing Holly Given who has retired: http://iodp.org/resources
b. The international scientific ocean drilling community recently released the "2050 Science Framework: Exploring Earth by Scientific Ocean Drilling" that provides guidance on multidisciplinary subseafloor research into the interconnected processes that characterize the complex Earth system and shape our planet’s future. The Framework focuses on the many ways in which scientific ocean drilling will increase understanding of the fundamental connections among Earth system components while addressing a range of challenging natural and human-caused issues facing society. The Framework calls for strong collaboration among Earth science disciplines and allied international research programs to meet scientific goals and promotes communication of results to a broad global audience. Download at: https://iodp.org/2050-science-framework

iii. 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, will now be held from 10-15 October 2021. See point 11 for all details.

iv. Varves Working Group (VWG)
The Varves Working Group has instigated an online seminar series to maintain and stimulate discussion within the varve community in the absence of meeting at conferences. The first seminar, presented by Pierre Francus, will be held on 3 December at 15:00 UTC. See point 11 for all details.


13. Future Earth updates

i. Call for sessions - SRI2021
Submit a session proposal by 15 December. Diverse, innovative, inter- and transdisciplinary proposals offering fresh perspectives to sustainability to further enrich the Congress program are invited to join the almost 100 sessions already accepted in the SRI2020 call for session proposals. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1956

ii. Future Earth Newsletter
Access Future Earth's October newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/futureearth/october-2020-newsletter

iii. Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)
Read the October Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/mountainresearchinitiative.org/mri-global-newsletter-october-2020


14. World Climate Research Programme updates

i. Extraordinary Joint Scientific Committee Session
WCRP will conduct an Extraordinary Joint Scientific Committee Session from 30 November to 3 December: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/jsc41b-about. The WCRP leadership will decide on the way forward for WCRP, including how the program will be structured in the future and whether it will launch five new Lighthouse Activities: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/wcrp-ip-la. Some of these Lighthouse Activities may be of interest to the paleoclimate community.

ii. WCRP Climate Research Forums
In early 2021, WCRP embarks on a number of regionally focused WCRP Climate Research Forums; 50 international scientists have been nominated as regional focal points: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/wcrp-ip-consult

iii. New Head of WCRP Secretariat
Dr. Mike Sparrow has been appointed as Head of the WCRP Secretariat and Head of the World Climate Research Division, Science and Innovation Department, WMO: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/news/wcrp-news/1624-mike-sparrow-head

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


15. Other news and opportunities

i. New IPCC WGI deadline
ICYMI! The IPCC Executive Committee has reviewed changes to the Sixth Assessment Report strategic planning schedule. Among other changes, the IPCC has extended the cut-off date for scientific literature to be included in the contribution of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of Working Group I to 31 January 2021. To review the changes in the AR6 schedule, go to: https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2020/09/Sum_Changes_AR6_Schedule.pdf

ii. Call for proposals
The French Foundation for Biodiversity Research opens a call for research projects, to fund at least three innovative projects relating to the synthesis of ideas and concepts and/or the analysis of existing data. The main aim of these projects should be to improve scientific knowledge of biodiversity and demonstrate how we can use this knowledge to better protect it. The submitted projects can deal with any topic related to biodiversity, in the fields of natural sciences or human and social sciences. Deadline 1 December: https://www.fondationbiodiversite.fr/en/calls/appel-projets-frb-cesab-2020/

iii. Beyond EPICA Oldest Ice video
The first teaser of the Beyond EPICA project is now online on the project's YouTube channel of the project: https://youtu.be/e07KKftOg6w. It can be also downloaded (in high resolution) here: https://we.tl/t-UYLkNU25iy

iv. World Data Service
Videos of the 2020 WDS Members' Forum and the pre-recorded lightning talks submitted by WDS Members are now available on the WDS YouTube channel as a permanent resource: https://www.youtube.com/user/ICSUWDS

v. Virtual Palaeoscience (VIPs)
An updated spreadsheet of paleoscience teaching materials is now available. Access or suggest contributions here: https://virtualpalaeoscience.wordpress.com/resources-web-pages/the-vips-spreadsheet/

vi. British Ecological Society Palaeoecology Special Interest Group Blog
These weekly blog posts are a summation of top paleoecology papers. New posts include "Palaeoecology helps solve the puzzle of Venezuela’s upland savannas" and "How the Lake Became: early lake evolution in boreal landscapes": https://palaeosigbes.wordpress.com/

vii. SCAR launches the new Antarctic Environments Portal Website
The Antarctic Environments Portal provides access to high-level summary information on Antarctic issues, based on the best available scientific knowledge. In January 2020, SCAR took over operation with the primary aim to provide objective and independent scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty System on issues of science and conservation affecting the management of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: https://mailchi.mp/scar/launch-of-new-antarctic-environments-portal-website-wwwenvironmentsaq

 

 

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