Clusters

The overarching goal of PAGES ECN Clusters is to identify emerging topics or needs from the ECN community and maintain a broad vision for ensuring a variety of training and scientific opportunities, networking events, and communication channels.

Any ECR can take a leadership role in community projects and activities that they have particular interest in.

 

Current active clusters

 

Webinar

Cluster leader: Nick Schafstall

The webinar cluster aims to organize online webinars targeted for ECRs. This includes gauging interest from the community, seeking out speakers, and moderating the event.

Each webinar requires a small group of two or three people, giving you the opportunity to be involved in a topic you are really interested in and putting you in contact with various people.

The aim is to hold a minimum of two to four webinars per year.

The webinars are recorded and stored on our Youtube Channel.

How to participate: Any ECR is welcome to join the webinar cluster, or to email us with ideas for new webinars.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Write Club

Cluster leaders: Stella Alexandroff, Alicja Bonk, Víctor Merino, and Sangeeta Naik

The Write Club was created with the goal to help each other find the time and motivation to write regularly.

Our facilitators use the Pomodoro technique during regular writing retreats for members in all time zones. By signing up to a retreat, you create a non-negotiable time slot in your calendar that you will dedicate to writing - without distractions, and in the company of supportive fellow ECRs.

We also offer multi-week writing challenges for some extra motivation (and friendly peer pressure!).

How to participate: You are very welcome to become a member by joining our mailing list – as a member, you will be able to sign up to upcoming retreats and challenges. You are also invited to become a facilitator yourself, i.e. host retreats at times that work for you, which others can join.

Contact: To join our mailing list or to ask for more information, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Blog

Cluster leaders/editors: Stella Alexandroff, Alicja Bonk, and Tamara Trofimova

The Early Pages is a blog by and about early-career researchers in the paleosciences.

We share the latest research (Science Stories) and experiences (Views and Experiences) of early-career paleoscientists.

The aim of the blog is both to increase the visibility of ECRs' work and to communicate the importance of paleosciences to a broad audience.

The blog also hosts advice by advanced scientists and professionals. All posts are peer-reviewed.

How to participate: ECRs can get involved in this cluster by sharing their stories, reviewing upcoming posts, commenting on existing contributions, and proposing important topics for composite posts.

Contact: Email the leaders at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or follow the group on Twitter: @TheEarlyPages

 

Workshop

The workshop cluster is currently seeking membership/leadership.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join the cluster and/or suggest ideas for its development.