Propose a new Working Group

clipartbest.com-team 300x204Propose a new PAGES Working Group by the 15th of November to address a scientific question in an internationally coordinated way.

PAGES Working Groups (WG) are temporary organizations that target specific aspects of PAGES’ scientific agenda by running activities that result in synthesis products. WGs tackle broad questions that cannot be answered by a single research team but require the integration of a wider international science community.

WGs benefit from their affiliation with PAGES in a number of direct and indirect ways. PAGES WGs receive enhanced visibility, connection with a diverse range of scientific expertise, priority consideration for financial support for workshops, validation in the eyes of the community, access to the international PAGES network, wide dissemination of news and results through print and online publications, and potential strengthening of outside funding proposals.

With a number of our current WGs entering their final phases, it's an opportune time to develop new WGs. WGs under the Human and Environment sectors of the new science structure are particularly encouraged in this round.

Furthermore, given our new associations with Future Earth and WCRP, WGs that contribute to or are co-organised by these programs or their components could also be considered.

Proposals are due by 15 November 2015 in time for consideration at an Executive Committee Meeting in early December. 

More about our Working Groups, the WG guidelines and the application form are available at: http://www.pastglobalchanges.org/ini/wg/intro#propose

You can also contact our Executive Director, our Science Officer, or a member of our Scientific Steering Committee to discuss your ideas.

If you miss the deadline this time, keep in mind that PAGES openly welcomes WG proposals at any time from interested members of the community, so contact us to discuss your idea, which will then be considered at the next EXCOM or SSC meeting in May 2016.