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PAGES e-news vol. 2016, no.6

PAGES e-news vol. 2016, no.6


1. PAGES at the Fall AGU

2. Registration for PAGES 5th OSM and 3rd YSM

3. Future Earth-PROVIA-IPCC workshop

4. IPCC call for experts

5. CLIVAR call for panel nominations

6. INQUA: 2017 Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal

7. PAGES' jobs section

8. Working Group updates and deadlines

9. Recent PAGES' products

10. Save the date!

11. Future Earth update

12. WCRP update

13. Endorsed and affiliated groups update


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1. PAGES at the Fall AGU

Sessions have been finalised for the Fall AGU in San Francisco from 12-16 December 2016.

Early abstract submission deadline: 27 July. Final submission deadline: 3 August.

Confirmed PAGES-supported sessions from PALSEA2, Arctic2k and Floods working groups are listed on our calendar entry. Read about their abstract requests here:

Working group leaders, please advise any sessions that need to be added.

2. Registration for PAGES 5th OSM and 3rd YSM

Full registration opens in early July for PAGES 5th Open Science Meeting (OSM) and 3rd Young Scientists Meeting (YSM) in Zaragoza, Spain, in May 2017. Until then, pre-registration is still open, allowing you to receive OSM and YSM meeting updates.

Read more about, and pre-register for, the OSM here:

Read more about, and pre-register for, the YSM here:

3. Future Earth-PROVIA-IPCC workshop

The Future Earth-PROVIA-IPCC scientific workshop, titled “Integrating science across the IPCC on climate risk and sustainable solutions: Lessons learned from AR5 to support AR6” will be held from 29-31 August 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to speakers invited by the Scientific Committee, open seats for participation are offered to highly qualified scientists, early career climate scientists and experts with experience in or knowledge of the IPCC process. Applicants should provide a short proposal (150 words max) presenting their motivation and potential contribution to the workshop. Original deadline was 21 June but late submissions will be considered.

More information, including funding support details, here:

4. IPCC call for experts

At its 43rd Session (Nairobi, Kenya, 11–13 April 2016), the IPCC Panel decided to prepare a special report on climate change and the oceans and the cryosphere. The report will be developed under the joint scientific leadership of Working Groups I, II and III with support from the WGII TSU.

A call for expert nominations was issued to Governments, Observer Organizations and IPCC Bureau members requesting them to nominate via their focal points before Friday 29 July 2016 midnight CEST.

A list of focal points (contacts) for various countries can be accessed here:

To find out how to get involved, go to:

5. CLIVAR call for panel nominations

The CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG) and CLIVAR Panels seek nominations or self-nominations for new members to serve on CLIVAR panels from January 2017 (and from January 2018 for the SSG). Positions on the following panels include Ocean Model Development Panel (OMDP) (4 positions); Global Synthesis and Observations Panel (GSOP) (2); Atlantic Region Panel (7); Pacific Region Panel (3); CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel (5); CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel (6).

Deadline: 20 July.

More information at the SSG webpage: and Panels webpage:

Nominations to be submitted online:

6. INQUA: 2017 Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal, awarded to an early-career scientist normally less than 40 years of age or, if older, within eight years of completing their first PhD project. Candidates may be working in any branch of Quaternary science.

Closing date: 21 September.

Further information at:

Application form at:

7. PAGES' jobs section

Have you been to our jobs section recently? There are many student, postdoc, faculty/permanent and other positions currently available.

To advertise a position, go to:

8. Working Group updates and deadlines


2nd QUIGS workshop "Glacial terminations: Timing and Shape"

Montréal, Canada

18-20 October 2016

Expressions of interest: 30 June

ii. Floods

a. Session: (T59): Paleofloods and Related Fluvial Processes during the Late Quaternary: Reconstructions and Causes.

Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting 2016

Denver, Colorado, USA

25-28 September 2016

Abstract submission deadline: 12 July

iii. LandCover6k

a. New workshop: Pollen-based reconstructions of past land-cover change in Latin America

Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

29-31 October 2016

Application deadline: 10 July

b. 14th International Palynological Congress

Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

23-28 October 2016

Registration deadline: 31 July

c. For all palynologists:

Welcome to the Centenary (1916-2016) of Pollen Analysis and the Legacy of Lennart von Post

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden

24-25 November 2016

Registration deadline: 31 July

d. 4th Landscape Archaeology Conference

Uppsala, Sweden

23-25 August 2016

Registration deadline: 1 August

e. Eighth World Archaeological Congress (WAC8)

Kyoto, Japan

28 August - 2 September 2016

Registration deadline: 10 August

iv. PlioVAR

PlioVAR meeting

Utrecht, Netherlands

2 September 2016

v. Climate Variability Across Scales (CVAS)

1st CVAS workshop - "What do we know about multicentennial, multimillenial variability?"

Hamburg, Germany

28-30 November 2016

Registration deadline: 31 August

vi. Global Paleofire 2 (GPWG2)

"Natural and human-driven fire regime and early land-cover changes in Central and Eastern Europe" workshop

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

5-8 December 2016

Registration deadline: 15 September

9. Recent PAGES' products

i. PALSEA2: "Coral indicators of past sea-level change: A global repository of U-series dated benchmarks" in Quaternary Science Reviews.

ii. PALSEA2: "Diachronous retreat of the Greenland ice sheet during the last deglaciation" by Sinclair G, Carlson AE, Mix AC, Lecavalier BS, Milne G, Mathias A, Buizert C & DeConto R in Quaternary Science Reviews.

iii: Euro-Med2k: "Climatic and environmental aspects of the Mongol withdrawal from Hungary in 1242 CE" in Scientific Reports.

iv. A new special issue, "Tambora and the 'Year Without a Summer' of 1816", was released by the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research.

10. Save the date!

i. Climate Change: The Karst Record VIII Conference (KR8) will be held in Austin, Texas, USA, from 21-24 May 2017.

ii. The 10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference will be held in Interlaken, Switzerland, from 21-25 August 2017.

Registration and abstract submission opens 1 September 2016.

11. Future Earth update

i. Attend the webinar: The Social Challenge of 1.5°C. Join Karen O'Brien, Susanne Moser, Ioan Fazey and others from Future Earth's Transformations Knowledge-Action Network to discuss mobilizing research around the social challenge of a 1.5°C target. Webinar will air live on 22 June at 17:00 CEST and will be archived to watch at any time here.

ii. Call for proposals: Sustainable Water Future Programme working groups. Submit your proposals for working groups to develop the research programme of this global project, which focuses on solving the world's water problems. Submissions due by 15 July.

iii. Future Earth Media Lab launches online: New online incubator will help audiences to experience, learn about and contribute to science on global change in new ways, using pioneering technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

12. WCRP update

Read the WCRP June newsletter here:

13. Endorsed and affiliated groups update

i. Two new articles published - The first, by Alan MacEachern, from the University of Western Ontario, describes a remarkable effort to save Canadian documentary proxies for climate history.

The second, by Dagomar Degroot, provides new perspectives on the Maunder Minimum, a period of global cooling from 1645 to 1720.

ii. Ice Core Young Scientists: More than 90 short videos, called FrostBytes, have now been released by the Permafrost Young Researchers Network for the Climate and Cryosphere Project (CliC).




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