Published: Monday, 13 March 2017 13:15
PAGES is pleased to welcome Alan Mix as a guest scientist for the next month at the International Project Office in Bern, Switzerland.
Mix is professor at the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, USA, and currently the president of The Oceanography Society.
The former co-chair of PAGES' Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and Fellow of the AGU and AAAS is in Bern to further develop PAGES’ Warmer Worlds Integrative Activity.
Mix will team with another former PAGES’ co-chair, Hubertus Fischer, and current SSC member Katrin Meissner to organize the first Warmer Worlds meeting – the “Lessons learnt from paleoscience on a possible 1.5-2°C warmer world in the future” workshop in Bern from 5-7 April. Workshop aims include coordinating and synthesizing activities related to the paleo constraints of what a warmer future may be like.
"Hubertus and I served as co-chairs for many years and had a lot of scientific interaction," Mix said. "With me coming from oceanography and Hubertus from ice cores, we wanted to connect the things we were doing. With Katrin’s expertise in modeling we hope to facilitate all sides of the Warmer Worlds initiative and accelerate progress."
The Warmer Worlds Integrative Activity is designed to coordinate efforts of various PAGES working groups researching this theme, and to contribute to the 2018 IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways.
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