Supporters and partners



Financial support for PAGES comes primarily from the Swiss Academy of Sciences Foundation (SCNAT). At the end of 2018, PAGES' financial support from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) ended.


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Parent organization

At the end of 2015, PAGES became a core project of Future Earth.

Future Earth is a global research platform designed to provide the knowledge needed to support transformations towards sustainability. Future Earth seeks to build and connect knowledge to increase the impact of research in diverse contexts, to explore new development paths, and to find new ways to accelerate transitions to sustainable development.

The vision of Future Earth is for people to thrive in a sustainable and equitable world. This requires contributions from a new type of science that links disciplines, knowledge systems and societal partners to support a more agile global innovation system.

At the global level, Future Earth will contribute to achieving goals on sustainable development, as called for at the United Nations (UN) Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and subsequently articulated under the auspices of the UN General Assembly.

Future Earth will also work with partners in society to co-develop the knowledge needed to support decision-makers and societal change at all scales and in diverse contexts, by focusing on three Research Themes – Dynamic Planet, Global Sustainable Development and Transformations towards Sustainability. Future Earth's research priorities are further elaborated in the Strategic Research Agenda 2014.

Read the Memorandum of Understanding here.

PAGES was a core project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) from 1991 until its closure in 2015.


Scientific partners

World Climate Research Programme

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is an international research programme co-­sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the International Council for Science (ICSU).

WCRP's mission is to facilitate analysis and prediction of Earth system variability and change, for use in an increasing range of practical applications of direct relevance, benefit, and value to society. WCRP's two overarching objectives are to determine the predictability of climate and the effect of human activities on climate.

Recognizing the convergence in their interests and activities and the existence of substantial mutual collaboration, PAGES and WCRP have formed a scientific partnership aimed at strengthening ties between the two organizations at several levels.

A small scoping committee from the WCRP and PAGES communities will explore opportunities for collaboration through activities of mutual interest that focus on the enhancement of climate and paleoclimate research.

These activities might include workshops, ad hoc or on­‐going shared working groups or panels, jointly sponsored and produced reports or assessments, convergent and interoperable data sets and databases, integrated models, joint sessions at international conferences, collaborative proposals, public outreach and education, or other activities or products of mutual interest.

Read the scientific partnership agreement here. Read the amendment signed in 2019 here.


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PAGES is pleased to have a scientific agreement with NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information - Center for Weather and Climate, World Data Service for Paleoclimatology (WDS-Paleo).

The interrelated nature of PAGES and WDS-Paleo dates back to our beginnings in 1993, and in May 2019 a formal agreement was signed.

PAGES’ commitment to data stewardship has continued to grow and is now a central objective, especially since the creation of the Data Stewardship Integrative Activity.

PAGES has developed a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities in research that involves data discovery, synthesis, and analysis. Building on this experience, PAGES continues to facilitate the development of data-intensive synthesis products, and promotes data stewardship within its constituency. Several databases have been developed and used widely, and many others are under construction.

WDS-Paleo archives and distributes data contributed by scientists around the world. lt provides the paleoclimatology data and information that scientists need to understand natural climate variability and potential future climate change. lt is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Within NOAA, it is part of the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and lnformation Service (NESDIS) - National Centers for Environmental lnformation (NCEI), and fosters NOAA's goals to understand climate variability, extremes, and change and to build societal resilience in relation to these aspects of climate.

PAGES and WDS-Paleo recognize convergence in their interests and activities, and the existence of substantial mutual collaboration, and welcome this agreement.

Read the scientific partnership agreement here.