Former initiatives and working groups

PAGES working groups and initiatives have a natural lifespan that usually involves creating an active community, holding workshops and producing a key product. Many initiatives and groups evolve into new groups with either a broader or narrower focus or merge with other groups. 

Former PAGES working groups and initiatives include:

> ADOM (Atmospheric Dust during the last glacial cycle: Observations and Modeling)

> BIPOMAC (Bipolar Climate Machinery) (website no longer available)

> CLIVAR/PAGES Intersection

> Focus 4 - Biodiversity

> Focus 4 - Land Use and Cover

> Focus 4 - Soil and Sediment

> Focus 4 - Water

> Global Monsoon

> Global Paleofire

> HITE (Human Impacts on Terrestrial Ecosystems)

> IMAGES (The International Marine Past Global Change Study)

> LIMPACS (Human Impacts on Lake Ecosystems)

> LUCIFS (Land Use and Climate Impacts on Fluvial Systems)

> MARGO (Multiproxy Approach for the Reconstruction of the Glacial Ocean surface)

> NICOPP (Nitrogen Cycle in the Ocean, Past and Present)

> Ocean Acidification Working Group

> PANASH (Paleoclimate and Environments of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres) Former Focus 1

- PEP I: Polar-Equator-Pole transect through the Americas
- PEP II: Polar-Equator-Pole transect through Australasia
- PEP III: Polar-Equator-Pole transect through Europe/Africa

> Past4Future (Climate and environment of past warm periods) (Endorsed group) (website no longer valid)

> Past Interglacials (PIGS)

> Polar Programs Former Focus 3

- CAPE (Circum Arctic Paleoenvironments)
- QUEEN (Quaternary Environment of the Eurasian North)
- ITASE (International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition)
- ANTIME (Late Quaternary Sedimentary Record of Antarctic Ice Margin Evolution)

> The Paleoclimate Reconstruction (PR) Challenge (2008 & 2011)

> REDIE (Regional, Educational and Infrastructure Efforts)

> Regional Intergration

> Sea Ice Proxies (SIP)

> Solar Forcing

> SynTraCE-21 (Synthesis of Transient Climate Evolution of the last 21-kyr)

> Varves Working Group