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ACCSP-3rd PAGES Aus2k Workshop

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Logo AUS2KThe next PAGES Aus2k Working Group workshop, "Australasia’s past climate variability – strengths drawn from palaeoclimate and model data over the last 2000 years", will be held at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne, Australia on 26-27 June 2014. This will be a joint meeting with the Australian Climate Change Science Program (ACCSP) project "Variability of Australian climate over the last 1000 years in coupled model simulations and proxy data".

ACCSP-IMGWorkshop overview

The workshop will focus on the challenges and opportunities in the growing fields of:

(a) climate reconstructions from proxy evidence, and

(b) comparison with the PMIP3/CMIP5 Last Millennium climate model simulations, for the Australasian and wider Southern Hemisphere regions.

The focus will be on the interaction between climate modellers, meteorologists, scientists developing proxy records, and how to strengthen ties to better understand the past (and future) behaviour of the climate system.

Venue: Australian Bureau of Meteorology, 700 Collins St, Melbourne (Map:

To register

Please follow this link to register for the workshop and submit an abstract for a poster. The workshop will be focused around building collaborations and developing future research strategies for the scientific community working on climate of the past 2000 years. To achieve this presentations will be in the form of talks designed to stimulate structured discussions, and poster presentations to further foster discussion amongst participants.

Registrations close: 6th June 2014

This workshop is free to attend. Travel costs etc. are at the individual's expense. Some limited travel support may be available for early-career researchers (5 years or less since PhD completion). There is a spot to register interest in travel support on the registration form. 

Coordinator Contacts

Joelle Gergis ( (jgergis[at]unimelb[dot]edu[dot]au))

Pandora Hope ( (P[dot]Hope[at]bom[dot]gov[dot]au))


Meeting documents

> Download agenda and abstracts (pdf)

> Long version of workshop report (shorter version appeared in PAGES Magazine (2014) vol. 22:2)

> Short version: Australasia’s climate variability: clues drawn from paleoclimate and model data (2014)