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-**Minutes of business meeting of the European Pollen Database +====== ​Minutes of business meeting of the European Pollen Database ​====== 
-Bonn 4 September 2008**+===== Bonn 4 September 2008** ​===== 
  
 The EPD business meeting was attended by more than 70 palynologists. The EPD business meeting was attended by more than 70 palynologists.
  
 Chair: Andy Lotter (AL) Chair: Andy Lotter (AL)
 +===== Agenda: =====
  
-**Agenda:​-** 
 1 Report of EPD database manager, Michelle Leydet 1 Report of EPD database manager, Michelle Leydet
  
 2 Reports from selected support groups 2 Reports from selected support groups
-Taxonomy group, Steffen Wolters +  * [[Taxonomy]] group, Steffen Wolters 
-Database structure group, Thomas Gieseke +  * [[Database structure]] group, Thomas Gieseke 
-Age-depth chronologies group, Basil Davis +  * [[Age-depth chronologies]] group, Basil Davis 
-Financial group, Richard Bradshaw +  * [[Financial group]], Richard Bradshaw 
-Mapping ​data accuracy group, Simon Brewer+  * [[Mapping ​and data accuracy]] group, Simon Brewer 
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 3 Communications 3 Communications
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-**1 Report of EPD database manager, Michelle Leydet (ML)**//Italic Text//+===== 1 Report of EPD database manager, Michelle Leydet (ML) ===== 
  
 ML covered the material she presented at the database symposium. Major points included 407 new data series submitted during the past year, her attendance at several relevant meetings, her participation in a training course in the USA with Eric Grimm, establishment of the web-page and wiki site in collaboration with John Keltner. ML covered the material she presented at the database symposium. Major points included 407 new data series submitted during the past year, her attendance at several relevant meetings, her participation in a training course in the USA with Eric Grimm, establishment of the web-page and wiki site in collaboration with John Keltner.
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 She requested a future meeting with the age-depth chronology group and made a plea for volunteers to join the hard-pressed taxonomy group. She requested a future meeting with the age-depth chronology group and made a plea for volunteers to join the hard-pressed taxonomy group.
  
 +===== 2. Reports of the support groups =====
  
-**2. Reports of the support groups**//​Italic Text// 
  
 The taxonomy group met in Bern in January 2008. The taxon list now exceeds 3000. They plan a guideline for contributors that could be published in Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. The next meeting is planned for Durham, UK in early winter 2008. Details to be placed on the wiki. The taxonomy group met in Bern in January 2008. The taxon list now exceeds 3000. They plan a guideline for contributors that could be published in Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. The next meeting is planned for Durham, UK in early winter 2008. Details to be placed on the wiki.
  
-The database structure group met in Aix during the summer of 2007 and had discussions with John Keltner. Decisions about the future structure will be made after consultation with the Neotoma database under development at Penn State University. Simon Brewer was sent to a Neotoma meeting on a fact-finding tour.+The database structure group met in Aix during the summer of 2007 and had discussions with John Keltner. Decisions about the future structure will be made after consultation with the [[Neotoma]] database under development at Penn State University. Simon Brewer was sent to a Neotoma meeting on a fact-finding tour.
  
 The age-depth chronology group has only met in the virtual world on-line. A meeting is planned with ML for the near future. The age-depth chronology group has only met in the virtual world on-line. A meeting is planned with ML for the near future.
  
-The financial group highlighted the new appointment of the database manager (ML) funded by University of Marseilles. Recent meetings have been funded by the EU Network of Excellence EVOLTREE and the EUROCLIMATE programme DECVEG. DECVEG is now finishing, EVOLTREE continues for 18 more months and may be able to support some further activities. New sources of finance are needed. The series entitled “Contributions to the European Pollen Database” has begun to appear in Grana. ​+The financial group highlighted the new appointment of the database manager (ML) funded by University of Marseilles. Recent meetings have been funded by the EU Network of Excellence EVOLTREE and the EUROCLIMATE programme DECVEG. DECVEG is now finishing, EVOLTREE continues for 18 more months and may be able to support some further activities. New sources of finance are needed. The series entitled “[[epd_data_submission_and_grana_publication|Contributions to the European Pollen Database]]” has begun to appear in Grana. ​
  
 The mapping and data accuracy group held meetings in Utrecht (January 2008) and Bonn (September 2008). 800 sequences have been checked and numerous errors rectified. A review of EPD history and activities is in preparation and placed on the wiki for further contributions. There are advanced plans for preparing interactive maps of pollen types to show late Quaternary dynamics. ​ The mapping and data accuracy group held meetings in Utrecht (January 2008) and Bonn (September 2008). 800 sequences have been checked and numerous errors rectified. A review of EPD history and activities is in preparation and placed on the wiki for further contributions. There are advanced plans for preparing interactive maps of pollen types to show late Quaternary dynamics. ​
  
  
-**3. Communications**//Italic Text// +=====3. Communications===== 
-A new offer from PANGAEA was presented by AL to act as a stable archive for EPD data and to exchange German sites with the EPD.+A new offer from [[PANGAEA]] was presented by AL to act as a stable archive for EPD data and to exchange German sites with the EPD.
  
  
-**4. Discussion of future administrative structure** //Italic Text//+=====4. Discussion of future administrative structure=====
  
 AL presented two possible administrative structures. 1. Business as usual with Executive Committee and Advisory Board, and 2. a ‘slim’ structure comprising 2-3 senior palynologists and an advisory board consisting of support group leaders and ML. The topic was thrown open for other suggestions and discussion. AL presented two possible administrative structures. 1. Business as usual with Executive Committee and Advisory Board, and 2. a ‘slim’ structure comprising 2-3 senior palynologists and an advisory board consisting of support group leaders and ML. The topic was thrown open for other suggestions and discussion.
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