Working Groups - Introduction
PAGES science structure is divided into foci and cross-cutting themes. Each of the four foci is further divided into a number of themes, the goals of which are addressed by Working Groups (WG) that target specific aspects of the scientific scope with activities and programs. PAGES WGs are managed by a steering committee that directs their goals and activities. The PAGES Scientific Steering Committee also oversees their goals and direction, and is involved in key decisions and management.
Current Working Groups
Climate Forcings (Focus 1)
Regional Climate Dynamics (Focus 2)
- Africa2k (African climate of the last 2 millennia)
- Antarctica2k (Antarctic climate of the last 2 millennia)
- Arctic2k (Arctic climate of the last 2 millennia)
- Asia2k (Asian climate of the last 2 millennia)
- Aus2k (Australasian climate of the last 2 millennia)
- Euro-Med2k (Climate of Europe and the Mediterranean of the last 2 millennia)
- LOTRED-SA (Long-Term Climate Reconstruction and Dynamics of South America)
- NAmerica2k (North American climate of the last 2 millennia)
- Ocean2k (Marine climate of the last 2 millennia)
Global Earth-System Dynamics (Focus 3)
- ADOM (Atmospheric Dust during the last glacial cycle: Observations and Modeling)
- Global Monsoon
- PIGS (Past Interglacials)
- NICOPP (Nitrogen Cycle in the Ocean, Past and Present)
- SynTraCE-21 (Synthesis of Transient Climate Evolution of the last 21-kyr) (and Focus 2)
Human-Climate-Ecosystem Interactions (Focus 4)
Chronology (Cross Cutting Theme 1)
- VWG (Varves Working Group)
Proxy Development, Validation and Calibration (Cross Cutting Theme 2)
- SIP (Sea Ice Proxies)
Endorsed and affiliated groups
PAGES endorses some externally managed groups whose aims directly correlate to PAGES Foci and Cross-Cutting Themes. ... more
Former Working Groups
PAGES Working Groups have a natural lifespan that usually involves creating an active community, holding workshops and producing key products ... more
Proposal for a new PAGES Working Group
PAGES Working Groups engage in focused research directly aimed at answering the scientific questions addressed by PAGES Science Structure. If you would like to propose a new PAGES Working Group, please complete the application form. You may also contact Thorsten Kiefer to discuss your ideas and proposal.
PAGES is flexible about the duration of a Working Group, and the number of workshops that each WG may require. The initial application should however include a timeline of expected activity and a list of potential products, giving a date at which the WG will either end, or submit a new plan to continue as a PAGES WG for a further period.
All PAGES Working Groups are expected to sustain a certain minimal level of activity and progress will be evaluated on a biannual basis.
Logos for Working Groups are available for download here.