Visualisation of Pollen Data

The Advisory Board saw a demonstration of pollen-data visualisation produced by Paul Morin of the University of Minnesota (lpaul@darcy.geo.umn.edu). This visualisation is still in the process of development but the intention is that it should eventually be accessible on the Internet. It is hoped that future development can proceed as a joint effort with EPD contributors and/or the EPD Advisory Board.

It will be possible to produce a version of ShowTime (software developed by E. Grimm and J. Keltner, see http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/softlib/softlib.html) for Europe as soon as the spatial coverage of sites with chronologies is better and a list of important synthetic taxa to be illustrated is agreed on.