Contact details for any conference questions should be directed to:

The Technical Secretary

VIAJES EL CORTE INGLÉS (Congress Department)

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Phone: +34 976 469 628

Mon to Fri: 09:00- 14:00, 15:00-18:00

Important dates


1 May:
1) Deadline date for session proposals.

26 July:
1) Registration and abstract submissions open.



9 January (extended):
1) Deadline for abstract submissions.
2) Application deadline for financial support.

Mid February (later than originally advertised):
1) Decision on acceptance/rejection of abstracts.
2) Decision on poster/oral presentations.
3) Decision on financial support for OSM attendees.
Notifications to follow shortly after.

1 March (extended):
1) Deadline for early registration.
2) Deadline for attending field trips.

30 March:
1) Deadline for payment of registration fee if you want your abstract to appear in the abstract book.

20 April:
1) Deadline for online registration.



The Open Science Meeting (OSM) and the associated Young Scientists Meeting (YSM) are the premier scientific events of Past Global Changes (PAGES), a core project of Future Earth and a scientific partner of the World Climate Research Programme.

PAGES and the local organizing committee, Quaternary Terrestrial Environments group (Pyrenean Institute of Ecology-CSIC), welcome you to Spain.


The 5th PAGES OSM will be held in Zaragoza from 9-13 May 2017.

The 3rd PAGES YSM will be held in Morillo de Tou (approximately 100km north of Zaragoza) from 7-9 May 2017.


Online registration for the OSM has now closed. Read more about registering at the event here.


The theme of the OSM and YSM is "Global Challenges for our Common Future: a paleoscience perspective."

These meetings will fully reflect the PAGES structure and themes of climate, environment and humans, the strengthening of the connections between PAGES working groups and the increasing importance of an interdisciplinary approach.

OSM venue

Auditorio de Zaragoza
Eduardo Ibarra, 3, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain (in Spanish)

About the OSM

The OSM is an international and multi-disciplinary platform for sharing latest research results on past global changes and the venue for discussing and defining the role of past global change science in the coming years.

OSM in the press

A selection of interviews and publications related to PAGES 2017 in the local media (in Spanish):

Aragon TV: An in-depth profile story (42 mins) about the YSM and OSM, the IPE and past global changes in the Aragon region of Spain here.

An article about PAGES and the OSM was in the Zaragoza press in April 2017 here.

Another article on from May here.

Tercer Milenio (Tuesday 9 May): Ana Moreno, Penélope González Sampériz, Graciela Gil Romera and Blas Valero Garcés talk about paleoclimatology here.

Buenos días Aragón (Tuesday 9 May): Interview with Penélope González and live connection with Ana Moreno from IPE lab (from 1.00.00) here.

Aragón en Abierto (Wednesday 10 May): Interview with Blas Valero (min. 41) and 'PAGES Cup' (last 5 minutes) here.

Special 'Ágora' program, Aragón Radio (Thursday 11 May): Juan Luis Arsuaga, Gloria Cuenca, Isabel Cacho, Penélope González Sampériz and William Fletcher here.

El Tiempo 2 (Thursday 11 May): Eduardo Lolumo presents the weather forecast from Cine Club Cerbuna with Ana Moreno here.

Nerilie Abram's plenary talk on sea level rise was written about on here.

Zaragoza OSM venues map