The Data Manager and the Chairperson of the AB represented the EPD at this meeting which, as part of the PAGES programme, brought together members of many different databases which all, in one way or another, focus on the general palaeoenvironment theme. The following main points of the meeting are of relevance to the EPD:

  • A booklet of guidelines for standardization of databases is being produced and will soon be available.
  • Journals are starting to notice that databases should be recognized in some fashion. Possible ways of doing this include:
  • A Global Change Master Directory is already available at: gcmd.nasa.gov