Meeting Materials OSM 2013

Meeting Materials OSM 2013

Welcome to the 4th PAGES Open Science Meeting The Past: A Compass for Future Earth

The PAGES Open Science Meeting (OSM) held once every four years, is the premier event in the PAGES calendar. The 4th PAGES OSM 2013 will be an international and multi-disciplinary platform for sharing latest research results and the venue for defining the role of past global change science for the next decade.

Plenary Talks

Plenary talks will provide broad overviews over a research area and stimulate discussions on future directions of PAGES science. Plenary talks are 25 minutes long followed by 5 minutes of questions. Please see the list of plenary talks here.

Parallel and Poster Sessions

Sixteen parallel sessions will highlight latest research results on specific PAGES-relevant themes. Each session will usually have one oral block and a poster block. Each block is of 1.5 hours duration and consists of six 15-minute talks. Two oral sessions will run in parallel.

Please see the list of Parallel Sessions here.

Public Lecture

The public lecture is scheduled for the evening of 14 Feb and will be delivered by Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri Director-General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India & Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The lecture will take place at the National Institute of Oceanography, and will be followed by a panel discussion with eminent scientists and interactions with the audience. The event will conclude with a “high tea” reception arranged by NCAOR.

Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri is the Chief Executive of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). TERI does original research and provides knowledge in the areas of energy, environment, forestry, biotechnology, and the conservation of natural resources to governments, institutions, and corporate organizations worldwide. Dr. Pachauri is also Chancellor of TERI University and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). IPCC along with former US Vice President Al Gore was awarded the “Nobel Peace Prize” in 2007. Dr. Pachauri was the Founding Director of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute (YCEI) from July 2009 till June 2012, following which he was appointed as Senior Adviser to YCEI. He has been active in several international forums dealing with the subject of climate change and its policy dimensions.

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The 4th Open Science Meeting is being hosted by the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES, Government of India), which is a nodal organization for implementation of Indian polar research programmes. The organization of the conference is shared between the hosts and the PAGES International Project Office. In addition, conference committees will be responsible for the scientific program.

Scientific Program Committee

Hubertus Fischer University of Bern, Switzerland, (Chair)
Pierre Francus Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada
Thorston Kiefer PAGES IPO, Switzerland
Thamban Meloth National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, India
Alan Mix Oregon State University, USA
Denis-Didier Rousseau Lab. de Meteorologie Dynamique, France
Michael Shulz University of Bremen, Germany
Ashok K. Singhvi Physical Research Laboratory, India
Lucien von Gunten PAGES IPO, Switzerland
Kathy Willis University of Oxford, UK
Liping Zhou Peking University, China

Local Organizing Committee

Rasik Ravindra National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (Patron)
S. Rajan National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (Chair)
R. Krishnan Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
Rajiv Nigam National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
V. Purnachandra Rao National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
Prabir G. Dastidar Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi
Rahul Mohan National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research
Thamban Meloth National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (Convenor)

National Advisory Committee

Shailesh Nayak Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India (Patron)
Ashok K Singhvi Physical Research Laboratory (Chair)
Satish Shetye National Institute of Oceanography
B. N. Goswami Indian Institute of Tropical Meteology
N. C. Mehrota Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany
Anil K Gupta Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology
Swati Basu Ministry of Earth Sciences
S. Rajan National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research
P. Sanjeeva Rao Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
Prabir G. Dastidar Ministry of Earth Sciences

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