National Training Workshop On: Paleoclimate- Archives, Proxies and Analysis/ Measurement Techniques  (NT-PALEO 2023)

राष्ट्रीय प्रशिक्षण कार्यशालापेलियोक्लाइमेट अभिलेखागार-प्रॉक्सी और विश्लेषण/माप तकनीक

Organized By Development of Skilled Manpower (DESK), MoES, IITM Pune


Date: 16 - 20 January 2023

Venue: IITM, Pune

Application closing date: 10th Dec, 2022

Participation: Final year Masters Students and early years (up to 2nd year) of PhD

Application Link: https://iitmjobs.tropmet.res.in/job/workshop-nt-paleo-2023.php

Day-1 ( 16/01/2023 ):-  https://youtu.be/z_yo8GWjlZs
Day-2 ( 17/01/2023 ):-  https://youtu.be/o74MO_S7-5s
Day-3 ( 18/01/2023 ):-  https://youtu.be/HfTISxqkgT4
Day-4 ( 19/01/2023 ):-  https://youtu.be/8qAxCso324Y


The need and potential to study the climatic changes witnessed in the Indian subcontinent over the Quaternary period is known, understood and felt by common man, scientists/researchers and the government. The workshop will address the full array of paleoclimate research key to the broader scientific questions related to climatic changes during the Quaternary period. Recognizing that the physical, chemical and geological processes governing the Quaternary time frame are highly interconnected, the workshop will address advanced observational techniques, proxies, dating methods, and statistical tools. This workshop will give a hands on training along with the lectures from experts. Lectures will be on stable isotopes, dating methods, biomarkers, paleobiology, dendroclimatology, speleothem, environmental magnetism, pollens, and statistical methods & software/model packages. The workshop will also address the emerging areas and scope for future aspects.

The training workshop aims to build a pool of talented and trained young researchers in the field of Paleoclimate for the development and progress of paleoclimate research in India. The broad objective of the workshop is to assemble leading experts in the paleoclimate field and arrange an interaction with young students pursuing their master’s or Ph.D. It will provide a forum to discuss scientific issues and advancements related to Quaternary research. The ultimate aim is to transfer the knowledge to young students to ascent the Quaternary research in India. The workshop would involve leading scientists/experts from IITM, IIT-Bombay, PRL, IISER, Agharkar Research Institute, SPPU, Pune, National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, and National centre for ocean and Polar Research, Goa, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeociences (BSIP), Lucknow, and the Cluster University of Jammu.


This workshop would focus on key and emerging topics regarding physical, chemical, and geological processes governing the climatic variations in Quaternary. The workshop themes will be land and aquatic proxies and related measurement techniques. It will also touch upon the recent advances in statistical methods and software packages. The format of this workshop will include lectures, laboratory training, and fieldwork.