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1. Past Global Changes Magazine vol. 29 (2)

2. PAGES' 6th OSM & 4th YSM online in May 2022

3. Goodbye and welcome to SSC and EXCOM members

4. Call for SSC applications

5. New working groups, supported workshops and data stewardship scholarships

6. PAGES webinars

7. Working group news

8. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN)

9. Recent publications

10. Supported and endorsed workshops, and endorsed and affiliated groups' news

11. Future Earth

12. World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

13. EGU

14. AGU

15. Other news and opportunities

1. Past Global Changes Magazine vol. 29 (2)

PAGES is excited to announce that the new Past Global Changes Magazine, titled "Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP): 30th anniversary", is now available to read and download. This issue was edited by Paul ValdesPascale BraconnotKatrin Meissner and Sarah Eggleston. It celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP) which started the same year as the PAGES project and has been highly influential in focusing the paleoclimate modeling and data communities on key aspects of past changes and the link to future climate change. We hope you enjoy it. > Read

2. PAGES' 6th OSM & 4th YSM online in May 2022

i. Registration (payment of conference fees) is now open for the online 6th Open Science Meeting > Register

ii. Applications for the 4th Young Scientist meeting are open. Deadline for applications is 31 January 2022. Register and apply here.

ii. Don't forget that abstract submissions are also open for the 6th online OSM. Deadline for abstract submission is 31 January 2022. Register here.  For more information, please email: (PAGES2021[at]uiz[dot]ac[dot]ma)

3. Goodbye and welcome to SSC and EXCOM members

PAGES says thank you and bids farewell to five members who will be rotating off the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) at the end of 2021: Asfawossen Asrat, Cristiano Chiessi, Michael Evans, Lindsey Gillson, and Katrin Meissner. In January 2022, we welcome Ilham Bouimetarhan, Martin Grosjean, and Fabrice Lambert to the SSC, and Paul Valdes and Boris Vannière will replace Michael Evans and Katrin Meissner on the Executive Committee (EXCOM).

4. Call for SSC applications

PAGES is pleased to announce the call for applications from scientists to serve on its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) for the term starting January 2023 is now open. The next deadline for applications is Monday, 4 April 2022. During the assessment process, not only is the EXCOM looking for scientific excellence and a high level of commitment to PAGES' goals, but also to achieve a balance across the SSC in expertise, nationalities, gender, and career stage. View the current SSC membership status, including nationalities and paleoscientific expertise already represented, here. For more information on the application process and how to join, please visit the website here.

5. New working groups and workshop accepted for PAGES support

PAGES is pleased to announce that two new working groups will be launching in 2022: Q-MARE (Disentangling climate and pre-industrial human impacts on marine ecosystems) and PlioMioVAR. In addition, Phase 2 for C-SIDE and Phase 4 for the 2k Network have been approved. Support has been granted for the following workshops: QUIGS - Interglacials of the 41kyr-world and the Middle Pleistocene Transition (September 2022), C4: Climate Change and Carbon Cycle - Global Change from the Deep-past to the Anthropocene (20-24 June 2022), Boron-CO2 workshop: Foraminiferal records (NH summer 2022), Low oxygen environments in marine and coastal waters: Drivers, consequences and solutions (16-20 May 2022), and 14th International Conference on Paleoceanography (29 August- 2 September 2022). Data Stewardship Scholarships have been awarded to LandCover6k, SISAL and PEOPLE 3000. > Read the October 2021 EXCOM minutes

6. PAGES webinars

The PAGES-PMIP webinar "Using simulation results from the Palaeoclimate Model Intercomparison Project" took place on 8 December with Chris Brierley and is now available on the PAGES YouTube webinar playlist. The seminar aims to help people find and use data from the PMIP simulations that would be useful for their own research. It introduced which climate models and periods have been used in PMIP, how to find out what data is available and where, how to download that data and its format, and then highlight some code and tools available to help process that data. > Watch 

7. Working group news

i. Mailing lists

Did you know all PAGES working groups have designated mailing lists? Stay up to date directly. > Details for all mailing lists.

ii. 2k Network

a. The 2k Network seminar series has come to an end for 2021. You can watch the last seminar with Sylvia Dee and Greg Hakim who presented "Proxy system modelling and the Last Millennium Reanalysis" on 8 November. > Watch To catch up on any of the seminar series, you can visit the 2k seminar series webpage here

b. Have you heard about the new seawater d18O database? CoralHydro2k, 2k Network project, is looking for "hidden" seawater d18O data sets for their updated seawater d18O database that meets FAIR data standards. Please consider submitting your data! Members of the PAGES CoralHydro2k Seawater d18O Database Team will be available in-person and online at AGU on Friday (12/17) from 9am-12pm CST to answer questions, provide information about the database, and help researchers submit their seawater d18O data. Find them in-person at Pod 1 in the Poster Hall, or join over Zoom: The group have also made a video which walks potential survey respondents through the Qualtrics survey submission process. > Watch

iii. Carbon in Peat on Earth through Time (C-PEAT)

a. Paleo-Peatland Synthesis: the group is still interested in publishing your records into Neotoma and writing paleo community papers with everyone. If you haven't had a chance to talk with the group or share your data yet, it's not too late. Please email Julie before the end of 2021: (julieloisel[at]tamu[dot]edu) ( )

b. Peat ECN: The first Peatland ECR Action Team calendar has arrived. The 2022 calendar features 13 stunning landscape photos and 9 captivating “macro” snaps from 4 continents, submitted by the peatland community. All profits from the calendar sales go directly to supporting early career peatland researcher initiatives (see the #PeatNeeds microgrants from summer 2021). You can order a 2022 PEAT calendar here

c. You can sign up for the quarterly PEAT newsletter here

d. For the group leaders follow-up on their experience at COP26, see the news.

iv. Cycles of Sea-Ice Dynamics in the Earth system (C-SIDE)

The deadline for contributions to the group's Climate of the Past special issue "Reconstructing Southern Ocean sea-ice dynamics on glacial-to-historical timescales" is 31 December, extendable if necessary. > Access the special issue on the Climate of the Past website The special issue editors are Karen Kohfeld, Xavier Crosta, Alice Marzocchi, Juliane Müller, Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz, Laurie Menviel, and Bjørg Risebrobakken. Authors can submit their contributions by using the online registration form on the journal website. During the registration process it is important that the correct special issue is selected. > Submission instructions

v. Integrating diverse knowledge systems for environmental policy (DiverseK)

The Call for papers with the Special Topic on Transdisciplinarity, Palaeoecology and Sustainable Conservation:  “Past Forward: Using Long-Term Data as Part of an Interdisciplinary Approach to Biodiversity Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Management of Ecosystem Services" is now open for submissions in Frontiers in Conservation Science. Deadline for abstracts: 25 February 2022. > Submission instructions

vi. Human Traces

a. After a successful second workshop held online, the videos of all presentations are available to watch on the group's YouTube channel. > Watch  For more information on the workshop: > Calendar

b. The group has launched a new monthly webinar series. The first webinar will be taking place on 13 December with Dr. Madison Bell from the University of Ottawa on "Paleolimnology in support of archeology: Embracing the future to investigate the past". > Human Traces webinar series

vii. LandCover6k

a. LandCover6k is in its second and last phase. Group leader Marie-José Gaillard will finish her tenure with the final working group annual report which will be submitted in March 2022. However, this does not mean that LandCover6k science-related activities will stop. Discussions are ongoing and alternatives are being discussed in relation to future plans. Therefore, if you are interested in being involved in future work and collaborations related to past land-use and land-cover change, please contact a member of the co-ordinating group.

viii. PALeo constraints on SEA level rise (PALSEA)

Molly Keogh and colleagues have published "Organic Matter Accretion, Shallow Subsidence, and River Delta Sustainability" in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. See point 9 for more details. 

ix. PalEOclimate and the PeopLing of the Earth (PEOPLE3000)  

The PEOPLE3000 hybrid workshop held from 3-5 November provided a fantastic opportunity to discuss and plan tasks that will certainly enrich the group's work during phase 2. Specifically, they delineated targeted activities and deliverables around the question: When did coupling/decoupling between human demographic levels and climate start to influence the development of Socio-Ecological Systems? > Calendar

x. Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis (SISAL)

a. The 2-part online SISAL seminar series by Andrea Borsato from the University of Newcastle, Australia was held on 11/12 November and 18/19 November and was very well received. Recordings of part 1 and part 2 are available to watch on the SISAL YouTube playlist. > Watch For details of part 1: > Calendar  and for details of part 2: > Calendar

b. The 5th SISAL workshop dates have been confirmed to take place from 28 February - 4 March 2022 in Jerusalem, Israel. After having been postponed twice in 2021 due to COVID-19, the group has finalised the dates, changed the title and updated the program and speakers. > Calendar

8. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN)

i. Promotion of AGU2021 Sessions

Several members have shared details of presentations or sessions they will be hosting at the upcoming American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (13-17 December). If you are attending the meeting, you may want to attend these events based on interest or to show support for your colleagues! Please see the upcoming listserv announcement for the list of advertised talks (sign up to the ECN listserv here). Additional AGU-sponsored events targeted toward ECRs can be found here

ii. Science communication outreach project

The ECN is piloting a new science communication outreach project showcasing interviews in languages other than English. The interviews will concern how you got interested in science and what your career pathway has been; i.e. where has science taken you. They are seeking both early career and senior scientists as, ideally, each interview will be between persons at different career stages. We anticipate that the interviews themselves should take approximately 30 minutes with some additional time commitment necessary for reading/approving English-translated captions. The aim is to distribute the interviews to high school and undergraduate students with the goal to highlight the diverse background of scientists and to showcase (paleo-)science as a career path. If you have any interest (including questions!) in participating in this project, please contact them at (outreach[dot]pages[dot]ecn[at]gmail[dot]com). Please also feel free to share this email with anyone you think may be interested. 

iii. Webinars

a. Dr. Barbara Moguel, from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, presented about her experience with metagenomics analysis in central Mexico. The event was hosted by the PAGES ECN South American Regional representatives and presented in Spanish language. The recording is now available on the PAGES ECN YouTube channel. > Watch 

b. If you have any ideas for a webinar and want to organize it for PAGES ECN, please reach out to the webinar cluster. Please also refer to the PAGES calendar for a more complete listing of PAGES webinars and other webinars of interest. 

iv. Mailing list

To receive a more comprehensive list of ECN news and announcements, sign up to the mailing list

9. Recent publications


Keogh ME et al. have published "Organic Matter Accretion, Shallow Subsidence, and River Delta Sustainability" in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. Using an unprecedented data set of almost 3,000 discrete bulk density and organic-matter measurements, the authors examine organic-rich facies from coastal Louisiana to quantify the thickness lost to compaction and investigate whether sediments are able to maintain sufficient volume for the associated wetlands to keep pace with RSLR. They find that organic content as well as overburden thickness and density (which together determine effective stress) strongly control sediment compaction. > Article 

10. Supported and endorsed workshops, and endorsed and affiliated groups' news

PAGES is pleased to have an association with the following groups and has provided either financial support or endorsement for the workshops and conferences.

> Find out more about PAGES' endorsed and affiliated groups

> Apply for workshop or conference endorsement

i. Climate Change, The Karst Record

The PAGES-supported KR9 Conference will be taking place from 17-20 July 2022, with peripheral activities taking place between 16 and 25 July, 2022. Registration and abstract submissions open in December 2021. For more information. > Calendar 

ii. Deep icE corE Proxies to Infer past antarctiC climatE dynamics (DEEPICE)

a. In the framework of the DEEPICE project, a winter school on snow-process sciences will be organized in Finse, Norway from 20-26 March 2022. Applications are now open until 12 December 2021. > Calendar

b. The first annual meeting will take place on 17 March 2022 at Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. Annual meetings enable DEEPICE participants to discuss the progress of the project and to interact with each other. They are also a platform for exchanges with the non-academic partners. More information about the meetings will be communicated by the beginning of 2022.

c. The first DEEPICE newsletter is available. > Read 

iii. Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS)

a. The eleventh seminar of the ICYS seminar series was held on 4 November with Amaëlle Landais (LSCE, France) on “The use of isotopic and elementar composition of oxygen in ice cores for dating and climate reconstruction”  and Ji-Woong Yang (LSCE, France) “Triple isotopic composition of air oxygen and biosphere productivity reconstruction” (no recording available). > Watch Amaëlle Landais

b. The 12th seminar will be taking place on 14 December at 8 UTC with Shugui Hou (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China) on “Chronology of Tibetan ice cores revisited” and Florian Ritterbusch (Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, China) on “Absolute Ice dating with noble gas radioisotopes”. > Calendar 

iv. Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)

> Read the November Newsletter

11. Future Earth

i. The Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress (SRI2022) Call for Session Proposals is now open. Deadline for session proposals is 5 February 2022. The congress will be taking place from 20-24 June 2022 in Pretoria, South Africa. > Calendar

ii. The World Biodiversity Forum 2022 will take place at Davos Congress Centre, Switzerland from 26 June -1 July 2022. Registration is open. > More information

iii. The Ocean Knowledge Action Network is seeking nominations for members of its inaugural Steering Committee (SC) starting February 2022. More information on the role of SC members and the application process can be found at or directly at Call for Nominations to Ocean KAN SC.

iv. Read the November Future Earth newsletter

12. World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

i. Following on from the first events in the "Discussion Series: Tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt change in the Earth system", the WCRP presents an event focused on permafrost. The event will take place on 17 January 2022, 16:00-17:30 CET. > Details

ii. The WCRP Open Science Conference 2023, tentatively scheduled for March 2023, will bring together diverse research communities, programmes and partners to discuss the latest developments in climate science, with an emphasis on science-based information for decision making. The Conference will also celebrate the achievements of WCRP's Grand Challenges which will close at the end of 2022. Register your interest and/or to receive more information here 

iii. The PAGES-WCRP webinar: "WCRP's new science directions" with Detlef Stammer, chair of WCRP's Joint Scientific Committee, took place on 2 December. The recording will be made available soon. > Calendar


Read the November Bulletin > here.

13. AGU Fall Meeting

The AGU Fall meeting will take place from 13-17 December in New Orleans, LA and online. For a list of the PAGES related sessions, please see the calendar entry here

14. EGU General Assembly

i. The EGU General Assembly 2022 Call-for-abstracts is open. The deadline for abstract submission is 12 January, 2022 - 13:00 CET. 

ii. PAGES working groups have a number of sessions at the EGU > Calendar. The following PAGES working group sessions will be taking place:

a. 2k Network: CL1.2.6 - Studying the climate of the last two millennia, Convener: Steven Phipps | Co-conveners: Hugo Beltrami, Georgy Falster, Nikita Kaushal, Andrea Seim & CL1.2.5 - The state-of-the-art in ice coring sciences,

Convener: Michael Dyonisius | Co-conveners: Michael Döring, Julien Westhoff, Amy King, Anja Eichler

b. C-PEAT:  BG3.13 - Peatlands from Pole to PoleConvener: Julien Arsenault | Co-conveners: Jorge Hoyos-Santillan, Angela Gallego-Sala, Claudio Zaccone & BG3.10 - Old Peat, New Voices: Insights into Global Peatland Research from Early Career Researchers, Convener: Liam Heffernan | Co-conveners: Scott Davidson, Martina Schlaipfer, Nicole Sanderson, Iuliia Burdun

c. CVAS: NP3.2 -  Climate Variability Across Scales and Climate StatesConvener: Raphael Hébert | Co-conveners: Heather Andres, Shaun Lovejoy, Kira Rehfeld

d. Floods: GM10.2 - From hydro-climatology to hydro-geomorphology under extreme climatic eventsConveners: Yuval Shmilovitz | Co-conveners: Francesco Marra, Efrat Morin, Yehouda Enzel, Roberta Paranunzio

e. PALSEA: CL5.2.3 - Cenozoic Sea-level Indicators and Ice Sheet Constraints to Global Sea-level ChangeConvener: Deirdre Ryan | Co-conveners: April Dalton, Alessio Rovere, Roger Creel

f. SISAL: CL1.2.3 - Speleothem and Continental Carbonate Archives of Modern and Palaeoenvironmental Change, Convener: Sophie Warken | Co-conveners: Andrea Columbu, Nikita Kaushal, Andrea Borsato, Franziska Lechleitner

g. QUIGS: CL1.1.3 - Interglacial diversityConvener: Pepijn Bakker | Co-conveners: Steve Barker, Qiuzhen Yin, Sarah Shackleton

h. IPN: CL5.2.1 - Applications and advances in proxies for palaeofire reconstructionsConvener: Benjamin Keenan | Co-conveners: Richard S. Vachula, Elisabeth Dietze

For a description of the PAGES related sessions being held at the EGU, please see the calendar entry here. Please feel free to send through any PAGES working group EGU sessions to us via email: (chene[dot]vanrensburg[at]pages[dot]unibe[dot]ch) 

15. Other news and opportunities

i. IAL-IPA 2022

The PAGES-supported International Association of Limnogeology (IAL) and International Paleolimnology Association (IPA) joint meeting "Lakes as Memories of the Landscape" is thrilled to announce the official new dates. The meeting will be held from 27 November to 1 December 2022 in Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina. The goal of the IAL-IPA 2022 joint meeting is to celebrate research on lakes from multiple perspectives with a focus on the sediment record as both an Earth System Archive and a social and cultural memory of the territory. This conference aims to bridge the gap across a broad range of disciplines that work within the overarching theme of Earth System and Climate-Environment-Cultural changes. > Calendar

ii. 20th Swiss Climate Summer School

The Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR) will be hosting its 20th Swiss Climate Summer School 2022 in Grindelwald, Switzerland from 28 August - 2 September 2022. Deadline for applications is 16 January 2022. > Calendar 

iii. Palaeo-DCN: Developing Country Palaeoscience Network

The Palaeo-DCN is a new initiative that seeks to develop community, representation and resources for Developing Country Researchers (DCRs) from all disciplines of the Quaternary palaeosciences. Inherently global, the palaeosciences encompass all aspects of past climate change, ecology and environmental and human evolution. Following the first call for participation, more than 250 researchers have joined. This is a promising start and everyone is encouraged to join or spread the news as greater participation allows for greater representation, and will allow the Palaeo-DCN to more effectively meet its goals. > Join 

iv. S4: Summer School on Speleothem Science

The organizers welcome everyone interested to the 5th Summer School on Speleothem Science S4 Online: the first S4 event hosted online. The event will take place on 24 & 31 January, and 7 February 2022. It is open to anyone new to speleothem science or interested in learning more about the field and will cover topics like speleothem growth, stable isotope proxies, cave monitoring, and age-depth modeling. > Calendar

v. GEOTRACES-PAGES Workshop Synthesis Publications

The GEOTRACES-PAGES workshop on geochemical proxies used in paleoceanography was held nearly 3 years ago, from 3-5 December 2018, in Aix-Marseilles France. Four synthesis papers have since been published as an outgrowth of stimulating discussions that were held during this workshop. To view all post-meeting material, please see the calendar entry here

vi. Online Course in Climate Time Series Analysis

Climate Risk Analysis will conduct its 38th Course in Climate Time Series Analysis online from 7-17 February 2022. The course is specifically tailored to the needs of PhD students and postdocs, who wish to learn about an important combination of disciplines (climate change and time series analysis), but have not had much exposure to in-depth statistical teaching. Deadline for registration is 28 January 2022. > Calendar

vii. 14th International Conference on Paleoceanography (ICP14) 

The ICP14 will take place in Bergen, Norway, with remote participation from 29 August - 2 September 2022. Registration and abstract submission are now open. The ICP14 connects the global research community working on the history of the oceans and the role of the oceans in climate change and is held every three years at different locations. If you would like to organize a pre- or post-conference meeting or workshop in Bergen and need help with logistics, you can contact the organizers via email (sec[dot]icp14[at]uib[dot]no). (please write “ICP14 workshops” in the subject line). > Calendar

viii. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

IPBES 9 is scheduled to be held from  3-9 July 2022 in Bonn, Germany. At IPBES 9, the Plenary will consider, among other items, the thematic assessment of the sustainable use of wild species, the methodological assessment regarding the diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits, including biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services, and the scoping report for a methodological assessment of the impact and dependence of business on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people. External review of the draft scoping report of the business and biodiversity assessment: 2 November - 13 December 2021 > Further information;

External review of draft task force workplans and work programme deliverables, planned for 13 December 2021 to 14 January 2022;

Final Government review of key IPBES 9 working documents, planned for April-June 2022, exact dates to be confirmed, and publication of revised texts as “Chair’s notes” shortly ahead of IPBES 9; Informal exchange of views among Governments: tentatively scheduled for week of 23 May 2022. > More information


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