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 was held in Zaragoza from 9-13 May 2017.

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


The OSM 2017 was really amazing and it was only possible for me join it because of PAGES financial support. I am really thankful for that. - RP

PAGES OSM was a wonderful and memorable event for me, (and gave me an) opportunity to meet new people working in my field. - SAV

The meeting was truly excellent and very well organised. I consider myself fortunate to have attended. - RB

Thanks to the funding support I've been able to join the PAGES meeting, and present my talk! During the meeting I got a chance to have great discussions, start collaborations, been invited to colloquium, and much more! Thank you for this great opportunity! - BL

It was great meeting in Zaragoza last week. Thanks to funding support, I could obtain a wonderful opportunity and experience. - IO

I learnt a great deal about the research frontier of paleoclimate. I have also made quite a few friends and collaborators. I am probably going to be too old for the next YSM. But I will definitely be looking forward to the next OSM. - RF

I am indeed grateful to PAGES for (the) opportunity given to me to attend the conference. - RN

Let me thank you and the committee for offering me a grant to attend and present my findings at OSM 2017. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for your organization. - SS

Really appreciate your help as well as the assistance from PAGES to attend the meetings. It was a really wonderful experience! - JM

I thank PAGES immensly for supporting my participation at the 5th PAGES OSM. - AK

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to PAGES for supporting me to attend these meetings, which were great opportunities to communicate with young scientists and experienced researchers. During these meetings, I also established networks with many of them for future collaboration as I decided to stay in paleoclimate domain for my long-term career. Many thanks again for PAGES support. - YZ


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

These meetings fully reflected 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
www.auditoriozaragoza.com (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 heraldo.es 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 heraldo.es here.

Zaragoza OSM venues map