PAGES e-news vol. 2021, no.2

PAGES IPO

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PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2021, no. 2
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CONTENTS

1. Apply to be on our SSC - deadline 2 April
2. New working group and workshop support applications - deadline 12 April
3. Are your details up to date?
4. vEGU21: Gather Online - EGU General Assembly 2021
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. Working group news
6. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN)
7. Recent products
8. PAGES working group meetings and deadlines
9. PAGES-supported and endorsed meetings
10. Endorsed and affiliated groups
11. Future Earth
12. World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
13. Other news and opportunities
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1. Apply to be on our SSC - deadline 2 April

Would you like to be a member of the PAGES Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and help guide PAGES' activities in the future? Applications are due 2 April for the term starting in January 2022. The term runs for three to six years. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/about/structure/scientific-steering-committee/apply


2. New working group and workshop support applications - deadline 12 April

Applications for new PAGES working groups and applications for financial support to hold a workshop or meeting are due 12 April. 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 from October 2021 onwards: http://pastglobalchanges.org/my-pages/meeting-support


3. Are your details up to date?

Have you recently moved institutions or changed your postal address? Please check your PAGES People Database account to make sure the correct information is displayed. The People Database is a brilliant way to find other researchers in your field or country, and we encourage you to maintain your page. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/people/people-database/introduction


4. vEGU21: Gather Online - EGU General Assembly 2021

Early registration rates are available until 31 March for vEGU21: Gather Online which will be held entirely online from 19-30 April 2021. PAGES 2k Network, CVAS, SISAL, and VICS working groups, and the PAGES-endorsed Varves Working Group have sessions. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2034


5.
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: http://pastglobalchanges.org/2k
a. PALEOLINK: Group leaders will conduct a two-hour online meeting on 23 February to discuss the project's future. See point 8 for all details.
b. The 2k Network coordinators will host two Town Halls for the broader 2k community on 25 February to discuss the network's future plans and the potential for a seminar series. The Town Hall will be held twice on the same day to cover different time zones. See point 8 for all details.

iii. Arctic Cryosphere Change and Coastal Marine Ecosystems (ACME): http://pastglobalchanges.org/acme
The postponed 2020 workshop "Towards reliable proxy-based reconstructions: community perspectives and criteria for the ACME database" has been tentatively rescheduled for October 2021. See point 8 for all details.

iv. Carbon in Peat on EArth through Time (C-PEAT): http://pastglobalchanges.org/c-peat
a. The community paper "Expert assessment of future vulnerability of the global peatland carbon sink" was published in Nature Climate Change, as well as several outreach papers. See point 7 for all details.
b. The joint PAGES-INQUA workshop on tropical peatland processes and ecosystem services, which was re-scheduled from March 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand, will either be held sometime in late 2021, or possibly even in 2022, depending on COVID-19 restrictions. See point 8 for all details.

v. Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies (CRIAS): http://pastglobalchanges.org/crias
a. The new online exhibition "Weathered History: The Material Side of Past Climate Change", curated by Martin Bauch and Diana Lucia Feitsch, is now available to watch on Google Arts & Culture. See point 7 for all details.
b. Interested researchers are encouraged to offer reviews or submit relevant manuscripts for the group's special issue of Climate of the Past "International methods and comparisons in climate reconstruction and impacts from archives of societies." Deadline for delivery of proposed manuscripts is April. Information on the special issue can be found here: https://cp.copernicus.org/articles/special_issue1068.html. Group leaders encourage comments on papers currently open for discussion. Three papers have been published so far. See point 7 for all details.
c. The tentative program for the group's third workshop, to be held online from 19-20 March, is now available. See point 8 for all details.

vi. Cycles of Sea-Ice Dynamics in the Earth system (C-SIDE): http://pastglobalchanges.org/c-side
a. The group's third workshop "Integrating sea-ice proxies, model simulations, and complementary records of glacial-interglacial climate change" is planned for May 2021 in Bordeaux, France. Updates will be provided as soon as possible if plans change. See point 8 for details.
b. The call for contributions to the group's Climate of the Past special issue "Reconstructing Southern Ocean sea-ice dynamics on glacial-to-historical timescales" continues; 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: https://cp.copernicus.org/articles/special_issue1127.html

vii. Climate Variability Across Scales (CVAS): http://pastglobalchanges.org/cvas
a. The online seminar series continues until March. "Climate variability across scales: from the butterfly’s wings to the age of the Earth" is a series of eight lectures. Three new recordings are available on PAGES' YouTube channel. See point 7 for the links and point 8 for the upcoming program.
b. The workshop "Beyond Palaeoclimate Ping Pong: Improving estimates of past climate variability by consistent data-model comparison" will be held in July in Heidelberg, Germany. See point 8 for all details.

viii. Integrating diverse knowledge systems for environmental policy (DiverseK): http://pastglobalchanges.org/diversek
The group's Steering Committee members are in the process of organizing a series of thematic workshops that will bring together representatives of diverse stakeholderships, including paleoresearchers, park rangers, non-profit organizations, policymakers, and Indigenous communities. All PAGES members and interested colleagues are invited to join the mailing list: https://listserv.unibe.ch/mailman/listinfo/diversek.pages and to follow the group on Twitter for prompt updates: https://twitter.com/diverse_k

ix. Resistance, Recovery and Resilience in Long-term Ecological Systems (EcoRe3): http://pastglobalchanges.org/ecore3
The recently sunsetted working group's special feature in Biology Letters is now complete. See point 7 for all details.

x. Human Traces: http://pastglobalchanges.org/human-traces
a. The newly launched working group is pleased to announce it now has 100 subscribers to the mailing list. Sign up to the mailing list via the link above. The Steering Committee met in late January to plan the initial activities and surveys. One survey will collect ideas and needs to set up the group's database, and a second will focus on what kind of human traces exist and in what types of archives. Keep an eye on your inbox!
b. Save the dates: The group's preliminary calendar includes an online workshop from 25-27 May 2021, an online workshop from 21-23 September 2021, which will also involve other PAGES working groups, and the group's first in-person meeting is planned for the first half of 2022. More information will be provided as soon as possible.

xi. LandCover6k: http://pastglobalchanges.org/landcover6k
a. Nicki Whitehouse and Antolin Ferrin are organizing session #278 "Systemic Approaches to Agricultural and Land Use Change in Prehistoric Societies" at the virtual 27th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists from 8-11 September 2021. This session is supported by the LandUse6k project of LandCover6k and the AgriChange Project. The abstract and poster deadline is 26 February. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2127
b. New PMIP "Fast Track initiative Eurasia" in collaboration with LandCover6K: The initiative aims to use the datasets produced by LandCover6k currently available (published or soon to be published) to evaluate and revise the land-use information in the HYDE database (Klein Goldewijk et al. 2017) in order to 1) assess whether the empirical LandCover6k information on past land use and land cover make a significant difference in HYDE, and 2) perform several transient climate-model runs with and without land use from the LandCover6k revised HYDE database over the last 8000 years using several Earth System Models (by members of the PMIP community). The ultimate goal is to test whether or not Holocene land-use change and related land-cover change over the Holocene have been a significant climate forcing. For more information, contact Sandy Harrison: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Marie-José Gaillard: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
c. The group's 4th General Workshop will hopefully be held in the second half of 2021. Given current circumstances, the organizers at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, are assessing the possibilities. Announcements will be made when available. See point 8 for all details.

xii. PALeo constraints on SEA level rise (PALSEA): http://pastglobalchanges.org/palsea
a. The first paper in the group's special issue of Earth System Science Data, "WALIS – the World Atlas of Last Interglacial Shorelines", has been published and many more are under discussion. Papers and datasets are open access. See point 7 for all details.
b.
A new paper on Western Mediterranean sea levels, which benefited from working group discussions, was published in Scientific Reports. See point 7 for all details.
c. Group leaders would like to inform the sea-level community about a new Antarctic program with a lot of PALSEA connections. "Instabilities & thresholds in Antarctica" (INSTANT) launched this month. Find out more and join: https://www.scar.org/science/instant/about/
d. The PALSEA workshop: Improving understanding of ice-sheet and solid-Earth processes driving paleo sea-level change will be held from 13-15 (tentative dates) September 2021 in Palisades, NY, USA. See point 8 for all details.

xiii. PalEOclimate and the PeopLing of the Earth (PEOPLE 3000): http://pastglobalchanges.org/people3000
Submit abstracts by 25 February and register by 20 March for the "Understanding long-term human-environment feedback loops through the integration of archaeology, paleoclimate and ecological models" workshop which will be held online from 25-26 March 2021. The final program has also been announced. See point 8 for all details.

xiv. PAGES-PMIP Working Group on Quaternary Interglacials (QUIGS): http://pastglobalchanges.org/quigs
The next in-person workshop, in Cassis, France, is planned for 21-23 September 2021. See point 8 for all details.

xv. Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis (SISAL): http://pastglobalchanges.org/sisal
The group's fifth workshop is scheduled to take place in Jerusalem, Israel, in October 2021. See point 8 for all details.

xvi. Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society (VICS): http://pastglobalchanges.org/vics
a. The planned March 2021 workshop in Aarhus, Denmark, has been postponed, most likely until 2022. Until the in-person meeting can take place, group leaders are conducting the webinar series "Worst-case thinking: Past eruptions and volcanic risk analysis". Each webinar will include two speakers giving 20-minute presentations on complementary interdisciplinary volcano/climate/society topics. The first webinar kicks off on 26 February with speakers Gordon Woo and Amy Donovan. See point 8 for all details.
b. 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. Information on the special issue can be found here: https://cp.copernicus.org/articles/special_issue1060.html. Group leaders encourage comments on papers currently open for discussion. The second paper was published in January. See point 7 for all details.


6. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN)

i. Show-and-Tell webinar series
a. The North American PAGES ECN regional representatives announce an event series consisting primarily of "science show-and-tell". Whether it is a tour of a laboratory setup, walkthrough of a favorite analysis/data/lab method, unboxing of freshly collected samples, or activities in the field, these virtual events are designed to give you a break from traditional zoom slide presentations and get to know the faces and places behind the screens.
The first event, scheduled for 22 February at 17:00 UTC, is hosted by Dr. Daniel Killam. Dan will show his work and "living lab space" at Biosphere 2, where he grows giant clams for biogeochemical research. See point 8 for all details.
b. Are you interested in contributing to this event series? If you are in the North American region and would like to present a "show-and-tell" or seminar of your own, please contact the North American RR team so we can host you. Not in NA? If you would like to host similar events targeted for your region, the NA team would be happy to share advice. Contact details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/ecn/regional-reps

ii. 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
. Recent products

i. PAGES 4th webinar
Ariane Burke from the PAGES-affiliated Hominin Dispersals Research Group presents "The impact of climate change on the structure of human populations during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) in Western Europe: implications for biological and cultural evolution." Access the recording on PAGES' YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/5iNx6XV_mf4

ii. CRIAS
a. Contemporary and historical climate change is, in itself, beyond the scale of human perception. But scholars can combine instrumental data, proxy information, and written sources to reconstruct these patterns. What humans could see in the past, and today still can perceive, are meteorological extremes: droughts, heat waves, strong precipitation, floods, cold spells, and storms. Such extreme events, however, have generally left only indirect evidence in the material heritage of past human societies. The online exhibition "Weathered History: The Material Side of Past Climate Change" on Google Arts & Culture, is a product of CRIAS supported by the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO). The images show how skillfully historical societies adapted to past climate change: https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/weathered-history/hwJiMeBlg6zDLg
b. Three papers in the group's Climate of the Past special issue are now available: Alice Harvey-Fishenden and Neil Macdonald published "Evaluating the utility of qualitative personal diaries in precipitation reconstruction in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries", Stefan Brönnimann published "Synthetic weather diaries: concept and application to Swiss weather in 1816", and Siying Chen et al. published "Climate records in ancient Chinese diaries and their application in historical climate reconstruction – a case study of Yunshan Diary". Access all papers here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/special-issues/13159

iii. CVAS
The CVAS seminar series continues and three new recordings are available on PAGES' YouTube channel:
a. Heather Andres is a postdoc in the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada, with expertise in atmosphere and climate modeling. She presents "Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles: the hybrid beast of millennial climate variability": https://youtu.be/tFHTLpKAdMo
b. Professor Valerio Lucarini is the director of the Centre for the Mathematics of Planet Earth at the University of Reading, UK. He presents "Fingerprinting Heatwaves and Cold Spells using large deviation theory": https://youtu.be/u6Ux7u1L03I
c. Oliver Friedrich is a Professor of Geology at the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He presents "Glacial/Interglacial climate variability", which is work done with his colleagues Swaantje Brzelinski, Kim Jakob and Yin Lu: https://youtu.be/XUlj7-PZ93s

iv. EcoRe3
The Biology Letters special issue "Ecological resilience: from theory to empirical observations using long-term datasets" is a collection of nine papers, and an editorial, which build on previous work in paleoecology to investigate, identify, and compare components of ecosystem resilience on centennial to millennial timescales. Access all the papers here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/special-issues/13157

v. PALSEA
a. Evan Gowan et al. published the first paper in the working group's special issue "WALIS – the World Atlas of Last Interglacial Shorelines" of Earth System Science Data. Access "Last interglacial (MIS 5e) sea-level proxies in southeastern South America" and comment on other papers still under discussion: https://essd.copernicus.org/articles/special_issue1055.html
b. Authors, led by Oana-Alexandra Dumitru, present Neogene and Quaternary sea-level snapshots using phreatic overgrowths on speleothems from caves on Mallorca, Spain, in their paper "Sea-level stands from the Western Mediterranean over the past 6.5 million years": http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/13155

vi. VICS
The second paper in the group's Climate of the Past special issue is now available. Yajun Wang et al. published "The response of annual minimum temperature on the eastern central Tibetan Plateau to large volcanic eruptions over the period 1380–2014 CE": http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/13160


8. PAGES working group meetings and deadlines

i. 2k Network
a. PALEOLINK: The project's future
Online
23 February 2021, 14:00 UTC
Deadlines: Submit your ideas asap
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2125

b. Town Hall
Online
25 February 2021, 7:00 and 16:00 UTC
No registration necessary
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2116

ii. ACME
Towards reliable proxy-based reconstructions: community perspectives and criteria for the ACME database
Helsinki, Finland (TBC)
2 days in October 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1994

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

iv. CRIAS
State of the Art of Historical Climatology in International Perspective
Online
19-20 March 2021
Registration deadline: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-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/2021/127-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
4-7 July 2021
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1970

vii. ECN
a. Show-and-Tell webinar series - Dan Killam
Online
22 February, 17:00 UTC
No registration necessary
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2114

b. Webinar series: The paleoresearch landscape in Africa - Lessons learnt from East Africa
Online
Until February 2021
No registration necessary
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2091

c. PAGES-INQUA ECR workshop: Past Socio-Environmental Systems (PASES)
La Serena, Chile
November 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-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/2021/127-pages/1936

ix. PALSEA
Improving understanding of ice-sheet and solid-Earth processes driving paleo sea-level change
Palisades, NY, USA
13-15 September 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1991

x. PEOPLE 3000
a. Interim workshop: Understanding long-term human-environment feedback loops through the integration of archeology, paleoclimate and ecological mode
Online
25-26 March 2021
Abstract submission deadline: 25 February
Registration deadline: 20 March
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1995

b. Understanding long-term human-environment feedback loops through the integration of archeology, paleoclimate and ecological mode
Arica, Chile
September or October 2021 (dates TBA)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2099

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

xii. SISAL
Assessing the role cave monitoring data can play in improving climatic interpretations from speleothem records
Jerusalem, Israel
18-22 October 2021
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2026

xiii. VICS
a. Webinar series "Worst-case thinking: Past eruptions and volcanic risk analysis"
Online
26 February 2021
No registration necessary
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2120

b. Moving forward by looking back
Aarhus, Denmark
8-10 March 2021
Update: Postponed
New dates and deadlines: TBA (most likely 2022)
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-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. Climate Change, The Karst Record Online (KROnline)
Online
Next seminar: 22 February, 08:00-10:00 UTC
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2089

ii. ICYS monthly international ice-core seminar series
Online
Starts: 25 February, 19:00 UTC
Registration required
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2124

iii. Varves Working Group seminar series
Online
Ongoing
Registration required
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2085

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

v. Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI2021)
Brisbane, Australia, and online
12-15 June 2021
Early-bird registration deadline: 1 March
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1956

vi. 19th International Swiss Climate Summer School
29 August-3 September 2021      
Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland
Application deadline: 28 February
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2100

vii. Carpathian-Balkan Paleoscience Workshop 2021 (CBPW2021)
Sacel, Maramures, Romania, and online
5-10 October 2021
Early-registration and abstract deadline: 31 July
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1996

viii. IPICS 3rd Open Science Conference and 2nd ICYS Workshop
Crans-Montana, Switzerland
10-15 October 2021
Deadline for abstract submission and travel support applications: 30 April
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1967

ix. 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

x. 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

xi. Climate Change, The Karst Record (KR9 Conference)
Innsbruck, Austria
16-25 July 2022
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1918

xii. The 20th International Swiss Climate Summer School
Grindelwald, Switzerland
28 August-3 September 2022
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1982


10. Endorsed and affiliated groups

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

i. Carpathian Climate and Environment Working Group (CarpClim)
The group's PAGES-supported workshop in Romania has been rescheduled for 5-10 October 2021. See point 9 for all details.

ii. Climate History Network
Have you taught climate history at any level – high school, undergrad, or grad? Group leader Dagomar Degroot would like you to consider including your syllabi, in pdf format, on the CHN website. Send him an email, using the subject title "Climate History Syllabus", and include where and for whom you taught the course (e.g. "upper-year undergraduate at Georgetown University"). The teaching section is one of the most popular parts of the website, especially for graduate students. All details, including the email address, here: http://www.climatehistory.net/teaching

iii. DEEPICE
Jobs announced: 15 PhD research positions in ice core-related climate science available within MSCA-ITN DEEPICE project. The DEEPICE project (Research and training network on understanding Deep icE corE Proxies to Infer past antarctiC climatE dynamics), funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Innovative Training Network) calls for applications for 15 fully funded PhD positions (early-stage researcher, ESR) to be filled by October 2021, with attractive complementary training activities and associated research and travel budgets. DEEPICE aims to train a new generation of scientists working on issues related to past climate change in Antarctica by taking advantage of the unique scientific dynamic of the on-going EU H2020 "Beyond EPICA-Oldest Ice Core" project (2019-2025) which aims at extracting a 1.5 million years old ice core in Antarctica. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/deepice

iv. Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS)
a. 2021 ICYS international ice-core seminar series: This monthly seminar series, starting 25 February, aims to provide much-needed scientific interactions between researchers at all stages in their careers. Each seminar has two talks – one from a senior researcher and the second from an early-career researcher in a similar research theme. The first seminar includes talks from Carlo Barbante and Pascal Bohleber, plus a presentation about DEEPICE. See point 9 for all details.
b. The group will hold a workshop on 10 October 2021 as part of the 3rd IPICS Open Science Conference in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Registration for the workshop must be made via the IPICS 2021 abstracts submission form. See point 9 for all details.

v. Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)
a. Call for proposals - deadline 1 April: IODP facilitates international and interdisciplinary research on transformative and societally relevant topics using the ocean drilling, coring, and down-hole measurement facilities ​JOIDES Resolution​, ​Chikyu,​ and Mission-Specific Platforms (MSP).
b. Request for information - now open: The ​JOIDES Resolution​ Facility Board (JRFB) is issuing a request for information (RFI) to understand the international scientific community’s intent to propose to the ​2050 Science Framework​. Responses to the RFI will be considered by the JRFB in consultation with the other Facility Boards, funding agencies, and the IODP Forum, and they will inform planning on a potential future drilling program.
Access information for both items in this pdf: http://pastglobalchanges.org/download/docs/pdf/iodp-proposal-rfi-jan-21.pdf

vi. International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS)
a. The Oldest Ice Core White Paper has been updated and the new version is available on the IPICS webpage: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff/ipics/white-papers
b. The PAGES-endorsed 3rd International Partnership in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) Open Science Conference will be held from 10-15 October 2021 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Abstract submissions, registration, and travel support applications are now open. See point 9 for all details.

vii. Varves Working Group (VWG)
The first two presentations in the VWG seminar series are now available on PAGES' YouTube channel. Pierre Francus presents "A decade of exciting science within the Varves Working Group" and Nick McKay presents "New tools for quantifying and propagating age uncertainty in varve records". Access both recordings on the Varves Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSaCdvmD4wMKinbubFJ1d6dfyhxaL147z


11. Future Earth

i. The 10 New Insights in Climate Science 2020
In the coming years, impacts from climate change will be as abrupt and far-reaching as the current pandemic. To help guide collective action, more than 50 scientists from 20 countries have collaborated to name the top 10 insights in climate science in 2020. The 10 New Insights in Climate Science 2020 report is a collaboration of Future Earth, the Earth League, and the World Climate Research Programme. Learn more, and download the pdf and other resources, at: https://10nics2020.futureearth.org/
An accompanying journal article has also been accepted in Global Sustainability: https://doi.org/10.1017/sus.2021.2

ii. The 10 New Insights in Climate Science 2021
Preparations have begun for the 10 New Insights in Climate Science 2021, which will launch during UNFCCC COP26.
a. Submit proposal insights by 7 March 23:59 UTC: The two key questions asked are 1) What do you think are the 1-3 main new insights regarding climate within your field of research, and which papers or reports are these based on?; and 2) Would you consider being part of an author group for a selected insight, contributing to a peer-reviewed paper on this year's 10 insights, or suggest experts as authors? All details: https://futureearth.org/call-10-climate-insights-2021/
b. Nominate members for the Editorial Board by 24 February 12:00 UTC: A key mechanism for the Future Earth community to contribute to the project is through the four appointed Editorial Board members. You can also give your continued support to an existing member. Please send suggestions by email with the title "10NICS 2021 Editorial Board nomination" to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include a brief description and CV if possible. Support letters are not necessary but please indicate who in your network is behind the nomination (and copy these in). Future Earth will consider diversity in terms of disciplines, gender, geography, etc.

iii. Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI2021)
a. Early-bird registration closes 1 March for SRI2021 to be held online and in Brisbane, Australia, from 12-15 June 2021. See point 9 for all details.
b. Volunteer for SRI2021: Students will receive free registration, and non-students will receive a 50% discount. All details and how to register here: https://fe.secure-platform.com/a/page/open-calls/sri-volunteer

iv. Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI2022)
The call is open to host SRI2022. Hosting SRI2022 is a unique opportunity for networks, universities, research institutions, government agencies, corporations, granting agencies, professional societies, non-profit organizations and other change-makers in sustainability aspiring to strengthen their global profile and thought leadership. The event will build on the outcomes and lessons learned from SRI2021, pushing forward an ambitious agenda for elevating the sustainability sector globally. All details: https://sri2022.org/

v. Call for Expressions of Interest to Join the Future Earth Secretariat
Global Coordination Hub or Global Secretariat Hub - deadline 1 May: The Future Earth Governing Council is pleased to announce an opportunity to join the Future Earth Secretariat. The call for expressions of interest to host a Global Secretariat Hub is now open to institutions from any country or region that works to promote global sustainability science and that seeks to support Future Earth’s global mission. Find out more: https://futureearth.org/2021/02/01/call-for-expressions-of-interest-global-secretariat-hubs-and-global-coordinating-hub/

vi. Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)
a. MRI Expert Database: MRI introduces a new database offering improved search functionality and encourages interested scientists to join: https://mountainresearchinitiative.org/find-an-expert
b. Read the January Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/mountainresearchinitiative.org/mri-global-newsletter-january-2021


12. World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

i. Climate Research Forum recording
Watch the recording of the first WCRP Climate Research Forum event 'Climate research priorities for the next decade', which was held for the Oceania region on 10 February: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/crf-events/oceania-february-2021

ii. CLIVAR
a. The WCRP-CLIVAR Workshop on Climate Interactions among the Tropical Basins will be held online from 24-26 February 2021. There is a session on paleo proxies that could be of interest for the PAGES community. Other topics may also be relevant. Registration is free and required. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2088
b. Read the February Bulletin: https://mailchi.mp/clivar.org/clivar-february-2021-bulletin


13. Other news and opportunities

i. 2021 Monsoon Seminar Series
This weekly seminar series, which runs until December 2021, highlights recent developments in monsoon science following a sustained campaign of scientific ocean drilling offshore, and also the newest developments within continental basins and lakes spanning the global monsoon domain. Many of the scheduled talks are about IODP work. Access the schedule and find out details on how to be involved or contribute: https://www.monsoongeoseminars.com

ii. Goldschmidt 2021
Submit abstracts by 26 February (22:59 UTC) for the hybrid Goldschmidt 2021 conference being held in Lyon, France, from 4-9 July 2021. Two sessions may be of interest to the PAGES community: "Earth surface processes from weathering to climate change" and "Chemistry of the oceans and atmosphere: now and through time". All details: https://2021.goldschmidt.info/goldschmidt/2021/cfp.cgi

iii. AFD-GDN Biodiversity and Development Award program
Deadline 7 March: The Global Development Network (GDN) and the French Development Agency (AFD) are jointly launching a global competitive research program. The three-year awards program creates a high-quality and high-visibility opportunity for researchers based in select developing countries to produce and disseminate quality research, especially multidisciplinary research, that is independent, of high quality, and policy relevant on the link between biodiversity and development. It consists of four competitively selected individual research grants of up to 24 months, one of which is earmarked for Francophone Africa, plus two additional grants for winners that successfully develop a multi-disciplinary project together. All details: http://www.gdn.int/biodiversity

iv. GeoAllies: Call for Proposals for NSF Geosciences DE&I Initiative
Applications close 15 March for a NSF-sponsored project designed to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in geosciences. Grants with a baseline of $US2000 will be provided to participants, with the opportunity for additional funds up to a total of $US3000. The aim is to generate data from geoscience programs to inform a longitudinal and multisource primary research study to test experimentally an allyship-training program, by measuring improvement in diversity and inclusion outcomes for underrepresented students. All details: https://www.geoallies.rice.edu/

v. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
The second order draft of the chapters and the first order draft of the summary for policymakers of the assessment on values will be open for external review until 19 March. To ensure the highest scientific quality and policy relevance of the assessment, the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel is seeking the widest-possible participation from experts from all relevant disciplines and backgrounds. All details: https://ipbes.net/registration/values-assessment/sod

vi. SCOR 2021 Call for Working Groups
The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Secretariat invites proposals for new working groups to commence activities in late 2021. SCOR will probably be able to support two new working groups for a start in late 2021, pending availability of funds and passing the SCOR review. Each new group will be provided US$45,000 over a three-to-four-year period to conduct its work. The deadline for submission is 30 April. All details: http://scor-int.org/work/groups/proposals/

 

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