Scientific Steering Committee (SSC)

SSC photo
PAGES Scientific Steering Committee 2021. Photo taken from day one of the SSC Meeting held online on 17 May 2021.
Top row: Marie-France Loutre (PAGES IPO), Sarah Eggleston (PAGES IPO), Angela Wade (PAGES IPO), Willy Tinner (PAGES Co-chair), Mike Evans.
Second row: Elena Ivanova, Emilie Capron, Paul Valdes, Liping Zhou, Tamara Trofimova. 
Third row: Keely Mills, Boris Vannière, Katrin Meissner, Aixue Hu, Eugenia Ferrero.
Fourth row: Asfawossen Asrat, Zhimin Jian (PAGES Co-chair), Cristiano Chiessi, Ed Brook, Pradeep Srivastava.
Bottom row: Aster Gebrekirstos, Lindsey Gillson.


The PAGES project is guided by an international Scientific Steering Committee (SSC).

The authority for all PAGES policies 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 member of PAGES' SSC are welcomed from the community, with open calls made generally once a year. More information here.

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 (pdf, 53KB).

> Download the Selection Process document for new SSC and EXCOM members (pdf, 100KB).

Executive Committee (EXCOM)

Five SSC members also serve on an Executive Committee (EXCOM), which is in more regular contact with the International Project Office. The EXCOM is selected by serving SSC members.
PAGES' Executive Director Marie-France Loutre is also an EXCOM member.

2021 SSC members

Asfawossen Asrat* Ethiopia Paleoclimatology, Paleoenvironment
Ed Brook USA Paleoclimatology, Geochemistry
Emilie Capron France Paleoclimatology
Cristiano Chiessi* Brazil Ocean dynamics, Multidecadal climate variability
Michael Evans* (EXCOM) USA Paleoclimatology
M. Eugenia Ferrero Argentina Dendrochronology, Paleoecology
Aster Gebrekirstos Kenya Dendrochronology
Lindsey Gillson* South Africa Paleoecology
Aixue Hu USA Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography
Elena Ivanova Russia Paleoceanography, Marine Micropaleontology
Zhimin Jian (Co-Chair, EXCOM) China Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology, Marine Micropaleontology
Katrin Meissner* (EXCOM) Australia Ocean modeling 
Keely Mills UK Paleoecology, Paleolimnology
Pradeep Srivastava India Fluvial Geology, Paleoclimate
Willy Tinner (Co-Chair, EXCOM) Switzerland Paleoecology
Tamara Trofimova (ECN) Norway Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography
Paul Valdes UK Climate modeling
Boris Vannière France Paleoecology, Paleoclimate, Sedimentology, Paleofire
Liping Zhou (EXCOM) China Eolian deposits, Chronology, Carbon cycle
Gilles Marciniak France Future Earth Secretariat liaison
* Rotating off the SSC at the end of 2021.


Further information

> SSC membership history

> View past meeting minutes

> Apply to become an SSC member