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Scientific Steering Committee (SSC)

SSC photo
PAGES Scientific Steering Committee 2021. Photo taken from day one of the SSC Meeting held online on 17 May 2021.
Top row: Marie-France Loutre (PAGES IPO), Sarah Eggleston (PAGES IPO), Angela Wade (PAGES IPO), Willy Tinner (PAGES Co-chair), Mike Evans.
Second row: Elena Ivanova, Emilie Capron, Paul Valdes, Liping Zhou, Tamara Trofimova. 
Third row: Keely Mills, Boris Vannière, Katrin Meissner, Aixue Hu, Eugenia Ferrero.
Fourth row: Asfawossen Asrat, Zhimin Jian (PAGES Co-chair), Cristiano Chiessi, Ed Brook, Pradeep Srivastava.
Bottom row: Aster Gebrekirstos, Lindsey Gillson.


The PAGES project is guided by an international Scientific Steering Committee (SSC).

The authority for all PAGES policies and activities resides with the PAGES SSC. Members are active scientists who represent the major disciplines in the paleosciences and provide geographical representation. Alongside expertise and nationalities, the SSC also aims to obtain a balance in gender and career stages.

Applications to become a member of PAGES' SSC are welcomed from the community, with open calls made generally once a year. More information here.

SSC tasks include:

– Overall responsibility for the PAGES project
– Developing and promoting PAGES' scientific agenda
– Communicating with the PAGES International Project Office
– Acting as a liaison to PAGES workshop organizers and working groups
– Representing PAGES at meetings
– As opportunities arise, SSC members may also host PAGES workshops, guest edit PAGES Magazine or journal issues, and coordinate national PAGES activities.

Scientists who serve on the SSC normally do so for a period of three years, with the potential of renewal for an additional term.

> Download the Terms of Reference for SSC members (pdf, 53KB).

> Download the Selection Process document for new SSC and EXCOM members (pdf, 100KB).

Executive Committee (EXCOM)

Five SSC members also serve on an Executive Committee (EXCOM), which is in more regular contact with the International Project Office. The EXCOM is selected by serving SSC members.
PAGES' Executive Director Marie-France Loutre is also an EXCOM member.

2022 SSC members

Name Area of expertise Country 2022 2023 2024
Willy Tinner*
(Co-Chair & EXCOM)
Paleoecology Switzerland 2    
Ed Brook* Paleoclimatology, Geochemistry USA 2    
Zhimin Jian**
(Co-Chair & EXCOM)**
Paleoceanography, Marine Micropaleontology China 2 2  
Emilie Capron** Paleoclimatology France 2 2  
Paul Valdes (EXCOM) Climate modeling UK 2 2 2
Boris Vannière (EXCOM) Paleoecology, Sedimentology, Paleofire France 2 2 2
Aster Gebrekirstos Dendrochronology Kenya 1 2 2
Elena Ivanova Paleoceanography, Marine Micropaleontology Russia 1 2 2
Liping Zhou (EXCOM) Eolian deposits, Chronology, Carbon cycle China 1 2 2
M. Eugenia Ferrero Dendrochronology, Paleoecology Argentina 1 1 2
Aixue Hu Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography USA 1 1 2
Keely Mills Paleoecology, Paleolimnology UK 1 1 2
Pradeep Srivastava Fluvial Geology, Paleoclimate India 1 1 2
Ilham Bouimetarhan Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology, Palynology Morocco 1 1 1
Martin Grosjean Paleolimnology Switzerland 1 1 1
Fabrice Lambert Paleoclimatology Chile 1 1 1
Tamara Trofimova (ECN) Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography UK 2    
Gilles Marciniak Future Earth liaison France      

* Rotating off the SSC at the end of 2022
** Rotating off the SSC at the end of 2023
EXCOM = Executive Committee
ECN = PAGES Early-Career Network


SSC members, in pictures

2000   Pune 2001   Amsterdam 2002   Moscow 2003   Banff
2004   Kenya 2005   Beijing 2006   Mendoza 2007   Atherton
2008   Cape Town 2009   Troutdale 2010   Nagoya 2011   Bern
2012   London 2013   Goa 2014   Paris 2015   Las Cruces
2016   Cluj Napoca 2017   Zaragoza 2018   Minneapolis 2019   Addis Ababa
2020   Online 2021   Online 2022   TBD 2023   TBD


Further information

> PAGES fellows

> View past meeting minutes

> Apply to become an SSC member