Aims & Scope

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the COMBINE project are pleased to announce the 3rd International Conference on Earth System Modelling (3ICESM).

The 3rd ICESM will take place from 17 – 21 September 2012 in Hamburg, Germany, with the objective of advancing discourse on Earth system modelling prior to the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC.


  1. Seasonal to decadal climate predictability and prediction
  2. Changing patterns: Shifting climate regimes and their extremes
  3. Clouds, convection and the global energy balance
  4. Carbon and beyond: Coupled biogeochemical cycles in the Earth System
  5. Cryospheric processes and changes
  6. Stratospheric and solar influences on surface climate
  7. Lessons from the past: Using and interpreting the paleo-record
  8. Imagining the future: Integrated assessment modelling and impacts

Each session will be introduced by two invited lectures.