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SISAL leader's data award

SISAL leader's data award

PAGES congratulates SISAL working group leader Laia Comas-Bru on receiving the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)/Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) International Data Award.

Laia, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Reading, UK, and Lijing Cheng, associate professor with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, were announced as joint winners for 2020. Part of the award involves presenting their work at a conference, when possible.

Laia has been leading PAGES' Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis (SISAL) working group since it launched in 2017. The group is now in its second phase.

"I am honoured to be the joint recipient of this award," she said. "I am grateful to the brilliant early-career researchers in SISAL, who jumped into whatever boat I was suggesting with their eyes closed, and to the senior researchers who supported my leading endeavors and provided sound advice in the background.

"Spearheading SISAL has been 'a joyful challenge with many bumps', and I am truly humbled to see all the efforts recognized in this award. Thanks to the colleagues who surprised me with this nomination!"

> SISAL recently released a second version of its speleothem isotope database

> Find out more about the work of SISAL and join

> Read the official announcement on the WCRP website