Working Groups Introduction

PAGES' Working Groups (WG) are temporary organizations that bring paleoscientists together from around the globe to target specific aspects of PAGES’ scientific agenda. They tackle broad questions that cannot be answered by a single research team but require the integration of the wider international science community. PAGES welcomes applications for working groups conducting research on all timescales within paleoscience, including the deep past.

WGs provide a platform for discussion, research, and community building, and normally run in 3-year phases with each phase culminating in an intermediary or final major product (e.g. synthesis article, special issue, database).

We regularly encourage community members to propose new working groups. Read more about how to propose a new working group and the next deadline below.

You can learn more and get involved in a specific working group by signing up to their mailing list via their webpage.

* PAGES also has an Early-Career Network (ECN) for early-career researchers.*


Active working groups 


The 2k Network

   - ARAMATE (The reconstruction of ecosystem and climate variability in the north Atlantic region using annually resolved archives of marine and terrestrial ecosystems)
   - CLIM-ARCH-DATE (Integration of high resolution climate archives with archaeological and documentary evidence for the precise dating of maritime cultural and climatic events)
   - CLIVASH2k (Climate variability in Antarctica and Southern Hemisphere in the past 2000 years)
   - CoralHydro2k (Tropical ocean hydroclimate and temperature from coral archives)
   - Global T CFR (Global gridded temperature reconstruction method comparisons)
   - GMST reconstructions (Global mean surface temperature reconstructions)
   - Iso2k (A global synthesis of Common Era hydroclimate using water isotopes)
   - MULTICHRON (Constraining modeled multidecadal climate variability in the Atlantic using proxies derived from marine bivalve shells and coralline algae)
   - PALEOLINK (The missing link in the Past – Downscaling paleoclimatic Earth System Models)
   - PSR2k (Proxy Surrogate Reconstruction 2k)

ACME ACME (Arctic Cryosphere Change and Coastal Marine Ecosystems)

WGLogoCPEAT C-PEAT (Carbon in Peat on Earth through Time)

WGLogoCPEAT CRIAS (Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies)

WGLogoCPEAT C-SIDE (Cycles of Sea-Ice Dynamics in the Earth system)

CVAS (Climate Variability Across Scales)

img logo diversek DiverseK (Integrating diverse knowledge systems for environmental policy)

Floodswithouttitle Floods Working Group

img logo human traces Human Traces

WGLogoLandCover6K LandCover6k

PALSEA-logo PALSEA (PALeo constraints on SEA level rise)

WGLogoPeople3000 PEOPLE 3000 (PalEOclimate and the PeopLing of the Earth)

QUIGS (PAGES-PMIP Working Group on Quaternary Interglacials)

WGLogoSISAL SISAL (Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis)

VICS VICS (Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society)


Mailing lists

PAGES working groups, Integrative Activities and some endorsed groups have designated mailing lists. Sign up to mailing lists to receive up-to-date information from working group leaders.

> 2k Network
> CoralHydro2k
> Iso2k

> DiverseK
> Floods
> Human Traces
> LandCover6k
> PEOPLE 3000

> Extremes Integrative Activity

> Varves Working Group

> PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN)

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. Once the group has fulfilled its three- or six-year term, all information is moved to "Former".

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Propose a new PAGES Working Group

If you would like to propose a new PAGES Working Group, please refer to the Working Group guidelines and complete the application form. PAGES welcomes applications for working groups conducting research on all timescales within paleoscience, including the deep past.

You may also contact the Executive Director or a member of the PAGES Scientific Steering Committee to discuss your proposal. The next deadline for new working group proposals is Monday 20 September 2021.

Note: PAGES considers supporting scoping workshops intended to develop new working groups, under the Open Call category.

Working Group Resources

Working Group Guidelines (view)

Working Group Data Stewardship Scholarship (view)

Working Group logos (view)