Scientific Steering Committee (SSC)


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PAGES Scientific Steering Committee, May 2018
From left: Hugues Goosse, Blas Valero-Garcés, Cristiano Chiessi, Marie-France Loutre, Katrin Meissner, Willy Tinner, Asfawossen Asrat,
Darrell Kaufman, Mike Evans, Peter Gell, Zhimin Jian, Emilie Capron, Pascale Braconnot.


2019 worldmap sscmembers locations feb2019The PAGES project is guided by an international Scientific Steering Committee (SSC).

The authority for all PAGES policy and activities resides with the PAGES SSC. Members are active scientists who represent the major disciplines in the paleosciences and provide geographical representation. Alongside expertise and nationalities, the SSC also aims to obtain a balance in gender and career stages.

Applications to become a SSC member are welcomed from the community, with calls made regularly throughout the the year.

SSC tasks include:
– Overall responsibility for the PAGES project
– Developing and promoting PAGES' scientific agenda
– Communicating with the PAGES International Project Office
– Acting as a liaison to PAGES workshop organizers and working groups
– Representing PAGES at meetings
- As opportunities arise, SSC members may also host PAGES workshops, guest edit PAGES Magazine or journal issues, and coordinate national PAGES activities.

Scientists who serve on the SSC normally do so for a period of three years, with the potential of renewal for an additional term.

Download the Terms of Reference for SSC members here.

Executive Committee (EXCOM)

Five members of the SSC also serve on an Executive Committee (EXCOM), which is in more regular contact with the International Project Office. The five-member EXCOM is co-chaired by a US and Swiss SSC member by virtue of the fact that these countries provide the bulk of PAGES core funding.


Current SSC members

Asfawossen Asrat Ethiopia Paleoclimatology, Paleoenvironment
Ed Brook USA Paleoclimatology, Geochemistry
Emilie Capron UK Paleoclimatology
Cristiano Chiessi Brazil Ocean dynamics, Multidecadal climate variability
Michael Evans (Co-Chair, EXCOM) USA Paleoclimatology
Peter Gell* Australia Paleolimnology, Paleohydrology
Lindsey Gillson South Africa Paleoecology
Zhimin Jian China Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology, Marine Micropaleontology
Darrell Kaufman (EXCOM) USA Arctic paleoclimate, Paleolimnology, Geochronology
Michal Kucera* Germany Paleoceanography, Micropalaeontology
Katrin Meissner (EXCOM) Australia Ocean modeling 
Hannah Moersberger France Future Earth secretariat liaison
Willy Tinner (Co-Chair, EXCOM) Switzerland Paleoecology
Paul Valdes UK Climate modeling
Blas Valero-Garcés (EXCOM) Spain Paleolimnology, Sedimentology
Boris Vannière France Paleoecology, Paleoclimate, Sedimentology, Paleofire
* Rotating off the SSC at the end of 2019.