PAGES e-news vol. 2021, no. 3

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PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news vol. 2021, no. 3
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CONTENTS

1. New dates for 6th OSM & 4th YSM in May 2022
2. PAGES' new website - launching May 2021
3. Apply to be on our SSC - deadline 2 April

4. New working group and workshop support applications - deadline 12 April
5. 5th PAGES webinar - 15 April
6. vEGU21: Gather Online - EGU General Assembly 2021
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. Working group news
8. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN)
9. Recent products
10. Supported workshops, and endorsed and affiliated group news
11. Future Earth
12. World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
13. Other news and opportunities
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1. New dates for 6th OSM & 4th YSM in May 2022

PAGES 6th Open Science Meeting (OSM) and 4th Young Scientists Meeting (YSM) will be held in May 2022 in Agadir, Morocco. The new tentative dates are YSM: 15-17 May 2022; OSM: 17-21 May 2022. Field trips start from 22 May.

The events were postponed from May 2021 because of coronavirus health and travel restrictions. These tentative dates will be reassessed again in July 2021, when we'll hopefully have a better idea of how the situation is unfolding. Keep up to date with all announcements and find out more about the program: https://www.pages-osm.org/


2. PAGES' new website - launching May 2021

The PAGES website is currently being revamped and upgraded, with the launch set for May. We hope you enjoy a more interactive and modern experience. An email will soon be sent to subscribers who have not been recently contacted, asking you to confirm or update your account details. We'd like the new People Database to be as fresh and current as the website design itself!


3. 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: http://pastglobalchanges.org/about/structure/scientific-steering-committee/apply


4. 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


5. 5th PAGES webinar - 15 April

Felix Riede and Phil Riris from the Future Earth, IDRI, WCRP and WWRP Knowledge-Action Network on Extreme Events and Emergent Risks (Risk-KAN) will present the 5th PAGES webinar "Mutual interests, potential synergies and an invitation to get involved" on 15 April at 8:00 UTC. Presenters will discuss the Risk-KAN mission and vision, aims and scope, and its position within the wider organization, with a particular focus on its working group called past4future, which aims to make paleo perspectives on past human environment interactions, and especially on extreme events relevant to colleagues working in the present: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2133


6. 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


7.
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
CLIVASH2k: a. Group leaders report a very positive response to the CLIVASH2k data call, with over 100 records submitted. The team are busy compiling the ice-core sodium and sulphate records and will begin the data interpretation phase soon.
b. The call for papers is now open for the second special issue in Geoscience "Climate Variability in Antarctica and the Southern Hemisphere over the Last Millennia Volume 2". Deadline for manuscript submissions is 15 December 2021: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/geosciences/special_issues/climate_variability_volume_2
PALEOLINK: A new paper on the Earth's energy inventory has been published in Climate of the Past. Francisco José Cuesta-Valero et al. provide an update on the heat content of the continental areas around the world and why land heat change is important. See point 9 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. Dates are still to be finalized: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1994

iv. Carbon in Peat on EArth through Time (C-PEAT): http://pastglobalchanges.org/c-peat
The joint PAGES-INQUA workshop on tropical peatland processes and ecosystem services, which was postponed from March 2021 in Bangkok, Thailand, will either be held sometime in late 2021, or possibly even in 2022, depending on COVID-19 restrictions: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1988

v. Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies (CRIAS): http://pastglobalchanges.org/crias
a. Have you seen the huge list of international speakers for the group's third workshop "State of the Art of Historical Climatology in International Perspective"? The workshop runs online from 19-20 March. There's no need to register and you can join for one or all sessions: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2021
b.
ICYMI: The group's online climate history exhibition "Weathered History: The Material Side of Past Climate Change" is now available to watch on Google Arts & Culture: https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/weathered-history/hwJiMeBlg6zDLg
c. 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 30 April. Information on the special issue can be found here: https://cp.copernicus.org/articles/special_issue1068.html.

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", planned for May 2021 in Bordeaux, France, will be held in 2022 instead. New dates will be announced as soon as possible: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1997
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. Did you miss any of the presentations from the online seminar series "Climate variability across scales: from the butterfly's wings to the age of the Earth" which has been running since December 2020? Watch all available recordings, including the most recent from Mario Trieloff "Climate variability on time scales of 100 Myr: stabilisation through the carbonate silicate cycle" on the CVAS playlist on PAGES' YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSaCdvmD4wMLH_QfoKHyc5n4d-0_KBHDL
b. The workshop "Beyond Palaeoclimate Ping Pong: Improving estimates of past climate variability by consistent data-model comparison" will be held online from 4-7 July as well as in Heidelberg, Germany: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1970

viii. Integrating diverse knowledge systems for environmental policy (DiverseK): http://pastglobalchanges.org/diversek
The group will conduct an online workshop with the PAGES-endorsed International Paleofire Network (IPN) from 26-27 May 2021. "Paleofire research: methods, development and opportunities" is specifically designed for early-career researchers interested in the use of paleofire proxies as a tool in their research: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2134

ix. Human Traces: http://pastglobalchanges.org/human-traces
The group's first online workshop will be held from 25-27 May 2021: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2118

x. LandCover6k: http://pastglobalchanges.org/landcover6k
Save the date! The group's postponed 4th General Workshop at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, has been tentatively rescheduled for 2-4 December 2021. Announcements about how to join and deadlines will be made when available: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1936

xii. PALeo constraints on SEA level rise (PALSEA): http://pastglobalchanges.org/palsea
a. A new seminar series on sea-level changes, GIA and ice sheets, organized by some PALSEA members in conjunction with WCRP, IAG, and SERCE, will be held every second Tuesday of the month until July. Attendance is open to all but the "how to join" information will only be shared with a special mailing list. Subscribe by sending an e-mail with a blank subject line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. containing the following text command: subscribe earth-ice-sea firstname lastname (Note that within ~1hr you should receive an email requesting you to confirm your subscription, which you can do by replying to the email with "OK"). If you have trouble subscribing please contact Natalya Gomez: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Previous seminars can be accessed on the GISS YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpMmnV3HS7r2maJ8AdzOHGaAmh-OkyOz9
b. PALSEA leaders would like to alert you to the existence of a new Slack group "Women in Sea-Level Science". The idea is to connect women in the broad field of sea-level research and provide a space for discussion. Join here: https://womeninsealev-1es3363.slack.com/join/shared_invite/zt-nb5498fq-cK0inVJX5RQDtNPG1bZu7A#/shared-invite/email
c. The next 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: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1991

xiii. PalEOclimate and the PeopLing of the Earth (PEOPLE 3000): http://pastglobalchanges.org/people3000
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 program and list of presenters are now available too: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1995

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: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1992

xv. Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis (SISAL): http://pastglobalchanges.org/sisal
a. Two new papers that use or discuss the SISAL database were recently published. See point 9 for all details.
b. The group's fifth workshop is scheduled to take place in Jerusalem, Israel, in October 2021: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2026

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. Find out more: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/vics/meetings. The first recording is now available to watch. See point 9 for all details.
b. The next webinar, with speakers Michael Sigl and Johann Jungclaus, will be held on 26 March at 15:00 UTC: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2135
c. Two new papers have been published in the VICS special issue "Interdisciplinary studies of volcanic impacts on climate and society" in Climate of the Past. See point 9 for all details. Plus the deadline for submissions has been extended to 31 May. Group leaders encourage comments on papers currently open for discussion: https://cp.copernicus.org/articles/special_issue1060.html


8. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN)

i. Share your presentations at upcoming conferences
If you are presenting (oral or poster) at vEGU2021 (19-30 April) or another upcoming/accessible conference, please let the ECN steering committee and Regional Representatives know so they can promote your work. Sending the date and link to your abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They will compile the list and share it with the network approximately one week in advance.

ii. 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, walk-through 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 was hosted by Dr. Daniel Killam. Dan showed his work and "living lab space" at Biosphere 2, where he grows giant clams for biogeochemical research. See point 9 for all details.
b. The second event will take place in late April. Updates will be provided asap.
c. 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 (NA) 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

iii. PASES in-person workshop
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 disruptions, organizers of the PAGES-INQUA ECR workshop "Past Socio-Environmental Systems (PASES)" planned to be held in La Serena, Chile, in November 2021, have decided to postpone the event until 2022: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1972

iv. Contribute to The Early Pages blog
You're invited to join the growing list of authors and get more exposure by contributing a post of your own. ECRs in and out of academia are welcome to discuss all kinds of topics, be it your work or your experiences and opinions regarding the paleosciences, life as an ECR, academic life, and so on. If you would like to write a post but aren’t sure what to write about, that’s fine too. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to work on a topic and outline together. https://theearlypages.blogspot.com/. Plus Twitter @TheEarlyPages

v. 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


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. Recent products

i. 2k Network PALEOLINK project
The fundamental quantity for understanding how our climate will change in the future and how sensitive the Earth's climate is to increases in atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide is the change in the Earth's energy content and its temporal evolution; that is, the way the Earth responds to additional atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases. To estimate the continental energy, PALEOLINK members analyzed 1024 datasets of underground temperature and their variation with depth measured from the surface to a depth of 300 m in their Climate of the Past paper "Long-term global ground heat flux and continental heat storage from geothermal data": http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/13172

ii. CVAS
The second last CVAS seminar series presentation, by Mario Trieloff from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, is titled "Climate variability on time scales of 100 Myr: stabilisation through the carbonate silicate cycle (and origin of planetary atmospheres)". The recording is available on PAGES' YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu8-MCwDo_8

iii. ECN Show-and-Tell seminar series
Daniel Killam's presentation of his "living lab space" at Biosphere 2 in Arizona, USA, where he works with giant clams is now available to watch on the ECN YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToxouapJLVE

iv. Ocean Circulation and Carbon Cycling (OC3)
A new carbon isotope model data comparison study by Juan Muglia and Andreas Schmittner from the PAGES' former working group OC3 was published in Quaternary Science Reviews. The pair present a detailed analysis of the skill of carbon isotopes to constrain past ocean circulation configurations in their paper "Carbon isotope constraints on glacial Atlantic meridional overturning: Strength vs depth": http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/13166

v. SISAL
a. Members published a "Science Update" in Eos on the power of paleoclimate databases as tools for improving climate models. "Improving access to paleoclimate data", by Nikita Kaushal et al., also explains how SISAL has reached out beyond the speleothem community and established collaborations with researchers from other paleoclimate disciplines: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/13167
b. Andy Baker et al. used the SISAL database in "The properties of annually laminated stalagmites ‐ a global synthesis" published in Reviews of Geophysics: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/13170

vi. VICS
a. The first presentation recording from the VICS seminar series "Worst-case thinking: Past eruptions and volcanic risk analysis", with speakers Gordon Woo and Amy Donovan, is now available on the VICS playlist on PAGES' YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSaCdvmD4wMLAqMng0RC0WORqEJBiZko1
b. Peter Abbott et al. published the third paper in the group's special issue of Climate of the Past. "Cryptotephra from the Icelandic Veiðivötn 1477 CE eruption in a Greenland ice core: confirming the dating of volcanic events in the 1450s CE and assessing the eruption's climatic impact" confirms the accuracy of a recent Greenland ice-core chronology over the middle to late 15th century and corroborates the findings of recent volcanic reconstructions from Greenland and Antarctica: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/special-issues/13168
c. Ulrike Niemeier, Felix Riede and Claudia Timmreck published the fourth paper in the group's special issue. To better understand the impact of a Laacher See-type eruption on NH circulation and climate, the authors simulated the evolution of its fine ash and sulfur cloud with an interactive stratospheric aerosol model. "Simulation of ash clouds after a Laacher See-type eruption" offers new insights into the dispersion of volcanic clouds in midlatitudes and addresses a likely behavior of the ash cloud of the Laacher See eruption that darkened European skies at the end of the Pleistocene: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/special-issues/13171

vii. Workshop paper
Liang Emlyn Yang et al. published "Social resilience and its scale effects along the historical Tea-Horse Road" in Environmental Research Letters. The study explores social resilience to major natural disasters along the Tea-Horse Road (THR) in southwest China and to understand why and how the THR and its communities maintained and developed a connection over a long period: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/journal-articles/13169. This paper is an outcome of the PAGES-supported workshop "The Rise and Fall: Environmental Factors in the Socio-Cultural Changes of the Ancient Silk Road Area" held in Kiel, Germany, in September 2017.


10. Supported workshops, and endorsed and affiliated group news

PAGES is pleased to have an association with the following groups and has provided either financial support or endorsement for the workshops and conferences.
Find out more about PAGES' endorsed and affiliated groups here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff
Apply for workshop or conference endorsement here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/my-pages/meeting-support/endorsed-meeting-request

i. Andean workshop 2021
The PAGES-supported "Environmental histories and interdisciplinary perspectives on resilience in the tropical Andes" workshop will be held online from 2-3 June 2021. The workshop covers environmental history, resilience, and adaptability of socio-ecological systems in the tropical Andes over the past 10,000 years, including prehistory and recent history. It will be held in Spanish and English. Deadlines: TBA. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2028

ii. Climate Change, The Karst Record
a. The KROnline seminar series is now complete. Access all the recordings and presentations: https://www.uibk.ac.at/congress/kr9/kronline-seminar/
b. The PAGES-supported KR9 Conference will be held in Innsbruck, Austria, from 16-25 July 2022. Deadlines: TBA. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1918

iii. Swiss Climate Summer Schools
a. The PAGES-supported International Swiss Climate Summer School will be held from 29 August to 3 September 2021 in Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2100
b. The PAGES-supported 20th International Swiss Climate Summer School will be held from 28 August to 3 September 2022 in Grindelwald, Switzerland. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1982

iv. Madagascar workshop 2022
The PAGES-supported "Synergy between palaeo-scientists, ecologists and stakeholders for biodiversity conservation in Madagascar" workshop will be held from 2-5 March 2022 in Ranomafana, Madagascar. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2027

v. IAL-IPA conference 2022
The PAGES-supported IAL-IPA joint meeting "Lakes as Memories of the Landscape" will be held from 20-24 March 2022 in San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2009

vi. Carpathian Climate and Environment Working Group (CarpClim): http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff/carpclim
The PAGES-supported Carpathian-Balkan Paleoscience Workshop will be held online and in Sacel, Maramures, Romania, from 5-10 October 2021. Early-registration and abstract deadline: 31 July: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1996

vii. Climate History Network: http://www.climatehistory.net/
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: http://www.climatehistory.net/teaching

viii. ITN DEEPICE project: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff/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: http://pastglobalchanges.org/deepice

ix. Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS): http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff/icys
a. A monthly international ice-core seminar series is being held online with senior and early-career speakers. Registration is required. The next event will be held on 25 March from 20:00-21:00 UTC. The speakers will be Brad Markle and Romilly Harris Stuart. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2124
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. Deadlines are 30 April. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1967

x. Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP): http://iodp.org
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

xi. International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS): http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff/ipics/intro
The PAGES-endorsed 3rd 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. Deadlines are 30 April. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1967

xii. International Paleofire Network (IPN): http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff/ipn
The IPN and the PAGES DiverseK working group are happy to announce their virtual workshop directed at early-career researchers. The two-day online event "Paleofire research: methods, development and opportunities" will take place on 26-27 May 2021 via Zoom. The first day of the workshop (1.5 hours) will be an introduction to paleofire with several invited talks presenting the application of paleofire techniques and long-term datasets in solving modern day challenges. Presentations will continue on the second day (1 hour), followed by a discussion and exchange between participants – speakers and attendees (1 hour). All ECRs interested in the use of paleofire proxies as a tool in their research are invited to attend: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/2134

xiii. Varves Working Group (VWG): http://pastglobalchanges.org/varves
The group is conducting an online seminar series throughout 2021. The program will be updated as soon as possible and registration is required: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2085


11. Future Earth

i. Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI2021)
a. SRI2021 will be held in Brisbane, Australia, and online, from 12-15 June 2021. Registration is open: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2021/127-pages/1956
b. Volunteer for SRI2021: Students will receive free registration, and non-students will receive a 50% discount: https://fe.secure-platform.com/a/page/open-calls/sri-volunteer

ii. 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: https://futureearth.org/2021/02/01/call-for-expressions-of-interest-global-secretariat-hubs-and-global-coordinating-hub/

iii. 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 February Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/mountainresearchinitiative.org/mri-global-newsletter-february-2021

iv. Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA)
Read the March Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/d6e98da83821/gmba-newsletter-march2021-7492497


12. World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

i. Climate Research Forum for Eastern Asia
As part of WCRP's commitment to advancing our understanding of the climate system, and how it is affected by human activities, a series of regionally-based Climate Research Forums is being planned. These Forums will provide a chance to exchange ideas, discuss new activities and opportunities being developed by WCRP, and explore ways that scientists, partner programs, funders, and end-users of WCRP's climate science can engage. The Forum for Eastern Asia will be held on 7 April. It is open to all and registration is required: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/crf-events/eastern-asia-april-2021

ii. New structure
Did you know WCRP is planning a restructure? Details will be finalized in June 2021. This move represents a major development in the history of WCRP, reflecting its evolution from 40 years of successful fundamental climate research into an era where we urgently require solutions to climate challenges in order to address the impacts of climate change on society and all life on Earth: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/news/wcrp-news/1634-new-wcrp

iii. CLIVAR
Read the March Bulletin: https://mailchi.mp/clivar.org/clivar-march-2021-bulletin


13. Other news and opportunities

i. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
a. 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: https://ipbes.net/registration/values-assessment/sod
b. Online conference – scoping: business and biodiversity assessment. As part of the scoping process for the methodological assessment of the impact and dependence of business on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people ("business and biodiversity assessment"), an online conference will be held by IPBES from 25-26 March: https://ipbes.net/scoping-meeting-business-and-biodiversity-assessment

ii. Hercules Dome Ice Core Project
a. 1st workshop and science meeting: The first community workshop and science planning meeting for the Hercules Dome ice-core project will take place online on 10-11 May 2021. This is both a planning meeting and an open science meeting that will provide an opportunity to hear about some of the latest Antarctic ice core research, and to begin to develop new collaborations. Those working on the communication of polar science are also strongly encouraged to attend. Register soon via the Hercules Dome website: https://herculesdome.org/
b. In preparation for the meeting, the lead team will host two informational webinars, with the same content, on 23 March at 20:00 UTC (register here: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrcOuuqDguH9RsLrNyHPE4SNwQFlJ96bTs) and 31 March at 16:00 (register here: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtfuqsqD0tHtRmZ2gNPzpCRoUzqG0ncoJ_) which will include Q&A sessions. The goal of these webinars is to provide more background on the project and answer questions that will enable participants to contribute more fully to the meeting in May.
c. On 15 April a special lecture "New frontiers in Antarctic ice core research" will be given by Eric Wolff of Cambridge University, UK. Details will be provided via the Hercules Dome ice core mailing list. Subscribe to the mailing list: https://herculesdome.org/get-involved

iii. 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: http://scor-int.org/work/groups/proposals/

iv. Micropalaeontological Society mid-career award announced
Submit nominations by 7 May for the newly launched Todd and Low Award, which has a specific focus on rewarding commitment to teaching, mentoring, fostering positive workspace culture, and equity, diversity and inclusion: https://www.tmsoc.org/awards/

v. MATLAB short course
The interactive online seminar on MATLAB Recipes for Earth Sciences will be held on 20-24 September 2021 (in English) and 4-8 October 2021 (in German): http://mres.uni-potsdam.de/index.php/2021/03/03/53th-and-54th-shortcourse-on-mres-interactive-online-seminars/

vi. 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: https://www.monsoongeoseminars.com

vii. ISC Survey results on UNESCO draft Recommendation on Open Science
In December 2020, the ISC assisted UNESCO in gathering comments from the scientific community on the first draft of the Recommendation on Open Science through an online survey. The results of the survey have now been published and will feed into the development of the final text of the Recommendation on Open Science, expected to be adopted by UNESCO Member States in November 2021: https://council.science/current/news/results-isc-survey-draft-unesco-recommendation-open-science/

 

 

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