Mission, Objectives and Philosophy
PAGES facilitates activities that address past changes in the Earth System in a quantitative and process-oriented way in order to improve predictions of future climate and environment, and inform strategies for sustainability.
PAGES main areas of focus include:
- catalyzing and integrating international paleoresearch activities and encouraging partnerships
- strengthening the involvement of scientists from developing countries
- facilitating communication within the international paleoscience community
- highlighting important new findings
- supporting educational programs
- engaging with the climate modeling community
- facilitating public access to paleo-data, and
- enhancing the visibility of paleoresearch
Several research activities, comprised of groups of scientists with common interests, are incorporated within PAGES. Our programs and workshops are designed to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines and countries.
We also provide a forum for scientists to discuss and interpret ice, ocean, and terrestrial paleoclimate records and modeling results, and foster the development of internationally accessible data archives.
PAGES aims to create synergies by overcoming boundaries that have historically existed between different:
1. Approaches: Reconstruction, data analysis and numerical modeling
2. Spheres: Land, ocean, ice and atmosphere
3. Timescales: Paleoscience, modern processes and future projections
4. Resource levels: Developed and developing country scientists