PMIP 2020 Conference

23.10 - 30.10.2020  
Nanjing, China
Contact person:
Jian Liu, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The PMIP 2020 Conference, which was due to take place from 22-26 June 2020 in Nanjing, China, has been rescheduled for 23-20 October 2020.

*Update from organizers, 30 June 2020*

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the abstract submission deadline has been extended to 15 July.

To encourage more participants, the PMIP 2020 Conference will be held both virtually and practically, providing opportunities for participants to choose their most convenient way to participate.

Registration will open in late July.


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 tentative 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 15 July 2020:


Registration will open late July. All details on the conference website:

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

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