The 5th PAGES OSM will be held in Zaragoza from 9-13 May 2017.

The 3rd PAGES YSM will be held in Morillo de Tou (approximately 100km north of Zaragoza) from 7-9 May 2017.

Event dates

7-9 May 2017: 3rd PAGES Young Scientists Meeting (YSM), Morillo de Tou
9-13 May 2017: 5th PAGES OSM, Zaragoza
14-16 May 2017: Regional field trips and excursions


To register for the OSM, go to: http://www.pages-osm.org/osm/register-osm


1 May: Deadline date for session proposals.
26 July: Registration and abstract submissions open.
20 December: Deadline for abstract submissions.
20 December: Application deadline for financial support.

31 January: 1) Decision on acceptance/rejection of abstracts. 2) Decision on poster/oral presentations. 3) Decision on financial support for OSM attendees. Notifications to follow shortly after.
20 February: Deadline for early registration.
20 April: Deadline for registration.


To access the program, go to: http://www.pages-osm.org/osm/program-osm


For more details and registration please find here the official PAGES web site.


PalMod @ 5th PAGES OSM 2017, Zaragoza

Sessions co-organized by PalMod staff:



14. Hydroclimate variability through the ages: Data, models, mechanisms

Co-conveners: Matthias Prange (mprange@marum.de), Nick Scroxton (nscroxton@umass.edu), Mahyar Mohtadi (mmohtadi@marum.de), Stephan Steinke (ssteinke@xmu.edu.cn) and Heidi Roop (heidiroo@buffalo.edu)

Predicting changes in terrestrial hydroclimate is vital in our efforts to adapt and mitigate the worst effects of climate change. Reliable paleoclimate archives of the hydrological response to changing climate are indispensable to assess the sensitivity of precipitation systems to a range of different forcings on multiple time scales, and to evaluate climate model skills in projecting future climate. Projections of future rainfall are often explained in the common maxim “The wet get wetter and the dry get drier”. To what extent does the paleoclimate record provide evidence to either back up this claim, or challenge it? How did the hydroclimate respond to past changes in global climate? Which mechanisms drive hydroclimatic changes and to which extent do different regions respond similarly to the same forcing? And can we begin to separate out knowledge about the mean state of terrestrial rainfall from changes to interannual variability and the frequency of extreme events? For this session we seek the latest research that helps answer these and similar questions.

We invite contributions from both paleoclimate reconstructions and climate modeling to provide new insight into past hydroclimate variability in both the tropics and extratropics. Although the focus will be on hydroclimatic variations during the Quaternary, contributions regarding earlier periods are also welcome. Multi-proxy and multi-site approaches, which broaden our understanding of the spatial variability of past rainfall, as well as studies that shed light onto forcing mechanisms of past rainfall variability (e.g. combining proxy studies with climate modeling) are particularly welcome.



17. Abrupt climate change: Challenges for Earth system understanding

Co-conveners: Gerrit Lohman (gerrit.lohmann@awi.de), Ruza Ivanovic (R.Ivanovic@leeds.ac.uk), Lauren Gregoire (L.J.Gregoire@leeds.ac.uk), Gregor Knorr (grgorknorr@hotmail.com), Stephen Barker (BarkerS3@cardiff.ac.uk) and Andrea Burke (ab276@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Understanding the dynamics of past periods in which abrupt changes have occurred remains a major challenge in climate research. For example, during the last deglaciation (21 thousand years ago until present) several large and abrupt environmental changes took place that have been linked with collapsing ice sheets and rapid reorganisations of ocean circulation. Reaching a better knowledge of how and why these abrupt changes took place, as well as their effect on the wider environment, is key to achieving a fully process-based understanding of the climate system.

The fundamental questions remain: How can progressive climate trends trigger such rapid events? Are they stochastic responses in a variable Earth System? What are the ice-ocean-atmosphere interactions that lead to these events? What was their impact on environmental systems? For this session, we invite contributions covering data acquisition and high-resolution records, new model concepts and mechanistic studies, as well as combined data-model analyses that provide a basis for an enhanced understanding of abrupt environmental change.



26. Data Stewardship for paleoscience

Co-conveners: Julien Emile-Geay (julieneg@usc.edu) and Michal Kucera (mkucera@marum.de)

Paleoscience is a highly collaborative scientific endeavor, increasingly reliant on online databases for data sharing and scientific workflows. Until recently there was no universal way to describe, store and share paleogeoscientific data, but this landscape is evolving rapidly through the integrating efforts of Future Earth/PAGES, LinkedEarth, NEOTOMA, and other initiatives. This session will highlight recent data stewardship efforts, their outcomes in terms of enhanced scientific analyses and insights, challenges and opportunities on the horizon. Of particular interest are contributions that showcase paleoscience that would not have been possible without innovative data stewardship.



For a full list of sessions, go to: http://www.pages-osm.org/osm/sessions-osm


Contributions by PalMod staff:




Title: Sea-level indicators as proxy data for relative sea-level change
Authors: Milena Latinovic, Volker Klemann, Maik Thomas
Session: 10.- Ice-sheet and sea-level variability during late-Cenozoic warm periods: PALSEA2
Wednesday: 11:00-13:00



Number: PAGES17-01792
Simulating the last glacial-interglacial transition with a coupled atmosphere-ocean-ice sheet model
Authors: Uwe Mikolajewicz, Florian Ziemen, Marie Kapsch and Virna Meccia
Session: 17.- Abrupt climate change: Challenges for Earth system understanding
Thursday: 15:00-17:00



Number: PAGES17-01582
Title: Testing the analog method for reconstructing climate over the last 15000 years
Authors: Oliver Bothe, et al.
Session: 1.- Open Session on past global changes
Friday, 15:00-17:00

Number: PAGES17-02068
Title: Fire dynamics over the last glacial cycle in South Africa
Authors: Tim Brücher, Anne-Laure Daniau, Peter Köhler, Gitta Laslopp, Paul Valdes
Session: 5.- Disturbance dynamics across spatial and temporal scales: fire, wind, pathogens and post-disturbance run off as drivers of environmental change
Friday, 11:00-17:00



Authors: Gerrit Lohmann et al.
Session: 15.- The Holocene - its climate variability and rapid transitions
Saturday: 11:00-17:00





Number: PAGES17-01851 
Title: Compilation of continous greenhouse gases CO2, CH4, and N2O and their radiative forcing over the last 140,000 years
Authors: Peter Köhler, Christoph Nehrbass-Ahles, Jochen Schmitt, Thomas F. Stocker, and Hubertus Fischer
Session 22: Understanding past variations in atmospheric greenhouse gases to constrain future feedbacks in the Earth System


Number: PAGES17-
Title: Palaeo Data Assimilation of Pseudo-Tree-Ring-Width Chronologies in a Climate Model
Authors: Bijan Fallah et al.
Session: 3Regional and transregional climate variability over the last 2000 years