Past Global Changes

Type of Structure: program
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: FutureEarth, IGBP
Child Organisations: LOTRED-South-America, PAGES-Arctic2k
No more in operation: IMAGES
Duration : 1991 to present
Contact Address: Dr. Marie-France Loutre
executive director
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern

e-Mail: marie-france.loutre(at)

related to PAGES
holding an official function in PAGES

General information and objectives

PAGES (Past Global Changes) supports research aimed at understanding the Earth’s past environment in order to make predictions for the future. We encourage international and interdisciplinary collaborations and seek to involve scientists from developing countries in the worldwide paleo-community. PAGES' scope of interest includes the physical climate system, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem processes, biodiversity, and human dimensions, on different time scales—Pleistocene, Holocene, last millennium and the recent past.

PAGES, founded in 1991, is a core project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and is funded by the U.S. and Swiss National Science Foundations, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It is overseen by a Scientific Steering Committee comprised of members chosen to represent the major techniques and disciplines, while at the same time providing regional geographic representation.

Research Structure:
see the research structure on the PAGES homepage.

For further details, link to the PAGES Home Page

Last update: 4/18/16
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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