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PAGE21 General Assembly in Twente closing up

P1010344 s sFor the past three days the PAGE21 consortium has been discussing the still outstanding issues regarding the final implementation of the project.
Going in to the final year, the partners are now preparing themselves for the final deliverables and the synthesis of the results of the three disciplines represented in the project.
The three-day assembly was a success both in terms of scientific implementation of specific tasks as well as knowledge sharing between disciplines.
Ko van Huissteden from the Free University of Amsterdam took the consortium to an excursion to Lutterzand area, which is a natural exposure along a river bank, where fluvial and eolian deposits dating from the Last Glacial Maximum to Early Holocene are exposed.
The final year of the project aims at implementing all remaining products coming out of the project ranging from international permafrost database to up to date estimates on Arctic permafrost carbon pools  and  their representation in international climate models. 

PAGE21 General Assembly starts tomorrow

(Logo: PAGE21) Tomorrow, the 12th of November 2014, the 3rd PAGE21 General Assembly will take place in Twente, The Netherlands at the conference hall of "Landgoedhotel De Wilmersberg".

During the first day, Wednesday 12 November, 16:00-19:00, a joint PAGE21 / GRENE-TEA workshop will be held. This workshop is open to all GA participants and will present selected results of projects, highlighting the complementarity nature of these two projects as well as new results, on both experimental and observation data and modeling.

Second day will focus on work packages presentations, their achievements during the past project year, milestones, deliverables, publications, other achievements.

During the 3rd PAGE21 GA, the upcoming deadlines will be discussed and their major outstanding issues.

Young scientists and their supervisors will update on the results from the field season and present the gathered data.
The conference will end on Friday, 14th of November. Click here for the updated agenda.

Early Career Scientist Prize announced

(Logo: International Association of Cryospheric Sciences) The International Association for Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) is proud to announce its 2015 Early Career Scientist Prize.
The IACS Early Career Scientist Prize is an annual cash prize of 1000 Euros awarded to a nominated early career scientist who is assessed as having published the best scientific paper on a cryospheric subject during the previous calendar year. The objective of the prize is to recognize excellence in cryospheric science by honouring and promoting someone in the early-stages of her or his career, and to draw attention to the work of IACS.
IACS now welcomes nominations of scientific papers satisfying the eligibility criteria (see guidelines on-line at ).
Please submit nomination packages until 13 February 2015 the latest to ecsaward.iacs (at) with the subject line labeled as "IACS: 2015 ECS Prize". All submissions will be acknowledged. If in doubt, please contact the Chair of the Selection Committee (ian.allison (at)
The Selection Committee will announce the winner late-March 2015 and the 2015 Prize will be formally presented during the IACS Plenary Administrative Session at the XXVI IUGG General Assembly in Prague in June 2015.

PCECLM 2015 announced

(Photo: Getty Images) The second international Polar Climate and Environmental Change in the Last Millennium will take place in Torun, Poland 24 – 26 of August 2015.

The aim of the conference is to present scientific achievements, detect gaps in the field of the historical climatology of the area of Polar Regions based on early meteorological observations, history, dendroclimatology, paleolimnology, geophysics, geomorphology and other sources.

Conference topics include:

• Sources of paleoclimate information;
• Research methods of climatic changes in historical times;
• The climate of the area of polar regions in the last millennium and its changeability;
• Causes and effects of climate change in historical times

Click here for more information about the conference.

IPA funding for Action Groups

(Logo: IPA) The IPA is pleased to introduce a call for funded Action Groups. Action Groups are meant to fund targeted groups working towards the production of well-defined products. Action Groups will be funded on a competitive basis at up to 2500 € per year (maximum of 5000 € over the life of an Action Group). Up to 10 000 € per year of the IPA total budget will be devoted to Action Groups.
These groups will have limited terms and will need to focus on clearly defined research outputs, such as maps, science plans, or databases, that can be supported through the organization of workshops, management support, technical support, etc.
The application form is attached to this email and available online at: The deadline for Action Group proposals will be October 30, 2014.
The application process requires the demonstration of a clear timeline and clear deliverables for the Action Group. It also calls for the involvement of young researchers and a commitment to disseminate results. Do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat of the IPA for more information (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).