New chief editors for Climate of the Past, and Nerilie Abram suspends editorship for IPCC impartiality

10 October 2017

We are pleased to announce the names of two new chief editors for Climate of the Past. One vacancy arises because Nerilie Abram has been appointed as a coordinating lead author for chapter 1 of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). We warmly congratulate Nerilie, but according to the IPCC Conflict of Interest policy, this means that Nerilie has to suspend her activities as an editor and chief editor. She will complete the editing of papers she had already taken on, but has ceased all other activities. She will remain a passive member of the editorial board and resume her active role after completion of the report. We thank Nerilie for her excellent work as a chief editor and before that as an editor.

We are pleased to say that Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz has agreed to take Nerilie's place as a chief editor with immediate effect and this has been approved by the EGU Council. Marit-Solveig is a marine geologist at Aarhus University, specializing in past changes in ocean and climate. Her appointment allows us to continue the strategy of having representation among the chief editors from the terrestrial, marine, ice, and modelling communities.

Additionally the EGU Council have approved the appointment of Uwe Mikolajewicz as a chief editor from 1 January 2018. Uwe is at the Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie in Hamburg, where he works on ocean and coupled modelling. He has been an editor of Climate of the Past since the journal started. He will be a chief editor in parallel with Marie-France Loutre, who will step down once Uwe is fully integrated.

Climate of the Past co-editors-in-chief