Following is the timeline planned for the Scenario Model Intercomparison Project (ScenarioMIP):

Summer 2015: ScenarioMIP endorsed by Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) panel

Autumn 2015: Submit paper on ScenarioMIP design to the CMIP6 Special Issue

April 2015 - December 2016: Specification of future emissions and land use scenarios from IAMs, harmonization with historical emissions/land use, specification of future atmospheric concentrations

End of 2016/Beginning of 2017: Provision of IAM scenario information to climate modeling centers; ScenarioMIP climate model runs begin

2018-2020: Co-author a paper with all participating modeling groups on outcomes of ScenarioMIP simulations.

Scenario-MIP Co-Chairs

Brian O'Neill (NCAR, USA), email: 

Claudia Tebaldi (NCAR, USA), email:

Detlef van Vuuren (PBL, The Netherlands), email:

Scenario-MIP SSC Members

Veronika Eyring (DLR, Germany)
Pierre Friedlingstein (U of Exeter, UK)
George Hurtt (U of Maryland, USA)
Reto Knutti (ETH, Switzerland)
Jean-Francois Lamarque (NCAR, USA)
Jason Lowe (MetOffice, UK)
Jerry Meehl (NCAR, USA)
Richard Moss (JGCRI, USA)
Ben Sanderson (NCAR, USA)

Scenario-MIP is a CMIP-endorsed Model Intercomparison Project

The Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) provides a protocol for studying the output of coupled atmosphere-ocean general circulations models. Established by the WCRP Working Group on Coupled Modelling, CMIP provides a community-based infrastructure in support of climate model diagnosis, validation, intercomparison, documentation, and data access.