PAGES e-news, vol. 2015, no. 8

PAGES IPO

(8), 2015

PAGES e-news, vol. 2015, no. 8

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CONTENTS

▶ Submit a PAGES Working Group proposal
▶ Apply for PAGES meeting support
► New Floods Working Group
► Community feedback invited on versioning scheme
Call for interest in a new Varve Working Group - Data Base (VWG-DB)
LandCover6k pollen training course

► New Pliocene working group to hold 1st meeting
Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) update
Recent PAGES products
► PAGES leader wins top IPCC position
PAGES is coming to Romania - Save the date!

Future Earth update
WCRP update
Schedule for PAGES-relevant sessions at AGU Fall Meeting

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▶ Submit a PAGES Working Group proposal

Submit a proposal for a new PAGES Working Group by 15 November 2015. Ideas for working groups that would sit within the Environment sector of our new science structure are particularly encouraged in this round. More at: http://www.pages-igbp.org/news/all-news-items/9-latest-news/1276-new-wg-proposal-nov2015


▶ Apply for PAGES meeting support

PAGES offers meeting support under three categories of workshop: Official PAGES Working Group, Educational, and Open Call. The next deadline for applications is 15 November 2015. The guidelines are available at: http://www.pages-igbp.org/my-pages/meeting-support


► New Floods Working Group

PAGES' new Floods Working Group will bring together many researchers, including geologists, geographers, historians, modelers, statisticians, and hydrologists to investigate past flood events. The group aims to coordinate and synthesize results on the natural variability of floods to aid our understanding of these destructive natural hazards and their future trends. Learn more and sign up to the mailing list at: http://www.pages-igbp.org/ini/wg/floods


► Community feedback invited on versioning scheme

Many PAGES working groups generate large data compilations, which continually evolve as new data become available or are revised, and as new procedures are used for data processing. Consequently, a community- accepted versioning scheme is needed to increase transparency in publications, and to facilitate replication of results derived from these evolving products. A systematic versioning scheme tracks changes that are made in future iterations of a dataset, assigning a unique identifier to each iteration.

The provisional versioning scheme, currently under discussion in Climate of the Past – Discussions (McKay and Emile-Geay 2015) is as follows: the version number for a data compilation is in the form C1.C2.C3, where C1 is a counter associated with a publication (e.g. PAGES 2k Consortium 2013); every new publication that makes and describes substantial changes to a database would increment the first number by 1. C2 is a counter updated every time the set of sites included in the database changes (every time a record is added or removed). C3 is a counter updated every time a modification is made to the data or metadata in an individual record.

Do you think this versioning scheme is appropriate? Please send your comments on this proposed versioning scheme to Nick McKay (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


► Call for interest in a new Varve Working Group - Data Base (VWG-DB)

A proposal for a new Varve Working Group - Data Base (VWG-DB) will be submitted for the next PAGES deadline (November 2015). A document describing the goals and focus of this potential new group was prepared during a PAGES meeting in Gdansk (19 June 2015) and was subsequently circulated among members of the current Varves Working Group. We are now pleased to send a call for comments and suggestions about this initiative to the entire PAGES community. Please contact us if you want to be involved in this new working group. More at: http://www.pages-igbp.org/ini/wg/varves-wg


LandCover6k pollen training course

Are you interested in attending a LandCover6k training course on pollens run by the University of Reading in the UK? Following the success of the course recently held in September on "Pollen source area theory, modeling pollen-vegetation relationships, and dealing with reconstruction uncertainty", the university is considering offering the course again in early 2016 and would be keen to hear from anyone interested in attending. More at: http://www.pages-igbp.org/ini/wg/landcover6k/news


► New Pliocene working group to hold 1st meeting

Our new Pliocene climate variability working group, PlioVAR (http://www.pages-igbp.org/ini/wg/pliovar), will hold its first meeting: Modelling Climate Variability During Critical Intervals of the Late Pliocene, from 29 Feb to 1 Mar 2016 in Leeds, UK. The abstract and poster submission deadline is 13 November 2015. Early-career researcher funding may be available.
http://www.pages-igbp.org/calendar/all-events/127-pages/1539-model-clim-pliocene


Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) update

Early-career workshop: ICYS is still welcoming registrations from early-career researchers for its upcoming workshop in Hobart, Australia on 6 March 2016. This workshop takes place just prior to IPICS' 2016 Open Science Conference. More at: http://www.ipics2016.org/icys. Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special issue opportunity: ICYS has an exciting opportunity for several early-career ice core researchers to participate in the editorial process of the IPICS special issue which will be published in Climate of the Past and The Cryosphere in honor of the upcoming March 2016 IPICS Open Science Conference. More on how to apply at: http://www.pages-igbp.org/ini/end-aff/icys/overview

Recent PAGES products

Members of our Asia2k working group (Zhang et al.) address modified climate with long term memory in tree ring proxies in Environmental Research Letters: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/10/8/084020

2k Network members Wang et al. explore different techniques for climate field reconstructions (CFRs). This came out of the PAGES-supported April 2014 meeting on CFRs in Woods Hole, USA: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015GL065265/full


► PAGES leader wins top IPCC position

Congratulations to PAGES’ Antarctica2k working group co-leader Valérie Masson-Delmotte, who was recently elected to the position of Co-Chair of IPCC’s Working Group 1. Valérie was also awarded the 2015 Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica at the recent Antarctica2k meeting in Venice. View her acceptance speech (from 19 mins 35 secs) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpJu4u_3kMA&feature=share


PAGES is coming to Romania - Save the date!

To coincide with PAGES' annual SSC meeting, PAGES will host a paleoscience symposium from 23-24 May 2016 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The symposium will address various aspects of paleoclimatology for the Central and Eastern European paleoclimate/paleoenvironmental community. More information coming soon.


Future Earth update

Call for proposals to establish Future Earth Regional Offices in Africa: The Future Earth Secretariat is calling for proposals to establish regional offices for Future Earth in Africa. Proposals should be submitted by 28 October 2015. http://www.futureearth.org/news/call-proposals-future-earth-regional-offices-africa

Pop-up communications webinars: Future Earth is offering a series of free webinars on a range of communications topics including data visualisation and creating infographics and writing scientific commentaries and op-eds. Sign up at http://www.futureearth.org/blog/pop-webinars

Disaster risk reduction conference: ICSU and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction are organising a science conference to discuss gaps and opportunities around implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The call for abstracts is out (deadline 31 October 2015) and registrations are open. http://www.unisdr.org/partners/academia-research/conference/2016/


WCRP update

Nominations open for CLIVAR committees: The call for nominations to CLIVAR panels and groups for 2016 is now open. The deadline is 25 October 2015.

Save the date! CLIVAR's Open Science Conference: Charting the course for climate and ocean research will run from 18-25 Sept 2016 in Qingdao, China. More at: http://www.clivar2016.org/


Schedule for PAGES-relevant sessions at AGU Fall Meeting

Below you'll find the dates of PAGES-relevant sessions at the AGU Fall Meeting 2015. (14-18 December 2015, San Francisco, USA). Sessions co-sponsored by IGBP are indicated with an *:


LandCover6k Working Group

Monday 14 December
Dating the Anthropocene: Early Land Use and Earth System Change* (Session: GC11E)
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Session/8202
Primary Convener: E Ellis. Conveners: K Goldewijk & J Williams

Aquatic Transitions Working Group

Monday 14 December
Sedimentary records of threshold change in ecosystems* (Session: GC13G)
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Session/8761
Primary Convener: K Mills. Conveners: P Gell and J E Saros

IGBP cross-cutting sessions

Monday 14 December
Emerging perspectives on land use: global drivers and local impacts in a socioenvironmentally teleconnected world* (Session: GC12A)
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Session/10468
Primary Convener: P Verburg. Conveners: M Reichstein, K Morrison & S van der Leeuw

IGBP and Future Earth activities

Monday 14 December
Union Session: What’s the big deal about the Anthropocene? (Session: U12A)

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Session/8151
Primary Convener: N Bondre. Conveners: J Syvitski, E Brondizio & O Gaffney

Tuesday 15 December
More bang for your buck: How does coordination add value to sustainability science? (Session: PA23A)
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Session/8718
Primary Convener: T Kiefer. Conveners: K Smyth, N Bondre & J Emile-Geay

Future Earth

Tuesday 15 December
Science and the Sustainable Development Goals (Session: PA21C)

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Session/9048

Primary Convener: C Togtokh. Conveners: D Ojima, T Yamagata & O Gaffney

PALSEA2 Working Group

Thursday 17 December
Sea levels and ice sheets during past warm periods: looking the past to understand the future* (Session: PP43C)
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Session/8961
Primary Convener: A Rovere. Convener: R Kopp III

Friday 18 December
Feedbacks on ice-sheet growth and decay during the last glacial cycle (Session: PP51C)
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Session/9129
Primary Convener: J Clark. Conveners: F He, J Walker & G Sinclair

The PAGES 2k Network

Thursday 17 December
Climate of the Common Era* (Session: PP44B)
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Session/10844
Primary Convener: K Anchukaitis. Convener: J Smerdon.

Friday 18 December
Climate of the Common Era* (Session: PP51A)
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Session/8412
Primary Convener: K Anchukaitis. Convener: J Smerdon.

Other

Wednesday 16 December
Emiliani Lecture: Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology and Ocean Sciences (Session: PP32A)
PAGES Co-Chair, Alan Mix, of Oregon State University, has been awarded the honour of giving the Emiliani Lecture for his outstanding contributions to the field of paleoceanography. His lecture will be titled: Searching for tipping points in Pleistocene climate: Are they real? Are they portents for the future?
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Session/9846

Thursday 17 December
Biogeochemical cycles in the past - long-term commitments in the future* (Session: PP43E)
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Session/10840
Primary Convener: H Fischer. Conveners: B Hoenisch, L Menviel & E Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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