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PMIP2020 Conference

Nanjing Shi, JS, China
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Jian Liu
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The PMIP2020 Conference, which was due to take place from 22-26 June 2020 in Nanjing, China, has been rescheduled for 26-30 October 2020.

To encourage more participants, the PMIP2020 Conference will be held both virtually and in-person, providing opportunities for participants to choose their most convenient way to participate.


Online and

Novotel Nanjing East Suning Galaxy

No. 9 Suning Road

Xuanwu District

Nanjing, Jiangsu Province 210042

(Xuzhuang Software Park, Nanjing)


PMIP (Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project) is an international project for coordinating palaeoclimate modelling activities designed to understand the mechanisms of climate change and test whether climate models can represent a climate state different from the present day. PMIP began in the early 1990s to provide an efficient mechanism for coordinating palaeoclimate modelling activities.

The key aims of the project are to: (1) understand the mechanisms of climate change; (2) identify the different climatic factors that shape our environment and (3) evaluate the capability of state-of-the-art models to reproduce different climates.

The Nanjing Conference will gather the whole community together once again to put forward the progress of the Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project. It will provide the opportunity to discuss progress since the last PMIP meeting in Stockholm in 2017; evaluating results of the new PMIP4/CMIP6 simulations; proposing new ideas on PMIP4 and proxy-system modelling; reviewing the new approaches for quantitative climate reconstructions and comparisons with model simulations; sharing results on different aspects of paleoclimate studies, including but not limit to climate transitions, abrupt events, climate variability and linkages with changes in climate mean state.


Access the program here:

The conference will consist of poster sessions for researchers to highlight recent group activities and their individual interests; several invited and/or selected talks to demonstrate the working groups’ activities; keynote speakers to highlight the broader picture around PMIP; paper collaborator speed-dating. The latter portion of the conference will be devoted to organizing the future activities and direction of the working groups.

The conference will be centered on the activities of eight working groups:


Quaternary Interglacials



Pre-Pliocene climates (DeepMIP)

P2FVAR (Past2Future)


PMIP infrastructure


Each abstract should identify its relevance to at least one working group, but no more than two working groups. This will help the organization of the final sessions.

Abstract submission deadline is extended to 8 August 2020:


If you want to attend the online meeting without submitting an abstract, please feel free to register for the conference. There will be no charge to register for online attendance. You will need to click all the required buttons until you see "Registration Success". Then you will receive a confirmation email titled "[PMIP2020] Registration Confirmation". The registration will stay open until the end of the meeting.

Register here:

Early-career researchers

The conference will provide opportunities for early-career scientists to develop their networks within PMIP. They are strongly encouraged to attend the conference to contribute fresh ideas and help shape the activities of the different PMIP working groups. Some travel assistance will be provided for a selective group of postdocs and senior PhD students from outside China.

Further information

Go to the conference website:

Questions can be emailed to: (pmip2020[at]126[dot]com)

PAGES working group information

i. LandCover6k

Group leader Marie-José Gaillard will present an update on the LandCover6k products and strategies.

Wednesday 28 October

Session: Climate Sensitivity and Feedbacks II

15:34-15:36 (Beijing time): Datasets of pollen- and archaeology-based Holocene land use and land cover for palaeoclimate modelling

ii. CVAS

a. Group leader Fabrice Lambert will present.

Friday 30 October

Session: Transient II & Wrap Up I

08:07-08:09 (Beijing time): Regional Patterns and Temporal Evolution of Ocean Iron Fertilization and CO2 Drawdown during the Last Glacial Termination

b. Group leader Kira Rehfeld will present.

Friday 30 October

Session: Internal Variability & Wrap II

15:28-15:30 (Beijing time): Surface climate variability of the Earth in past and future