PALM Model Conference

2023-07-17 in Newsletter

Dear PALM users,

we are happy to announce the beginning of a new conference series: the PALM Model Conference (PMC), which will take place every year from now on.

The PALM model system has grown into a complex but powerful modeling system for high-resolution numerical simulations. Currently, the model is transitioning to a community model to guarantee further development, as well as build an accessible, flexible, and robust user community in the future.

The PMC will bring developers and users of the PALM Model system together. The goal is to provide a forum for the PALM model community to discuss and advance model development, validation, data generation, and recent PALM-based research. There will be not only plenary sessions with scientific and technical presentations, but also working group and internal project meetings, and other discussion groups of the community model consortium.

Despite the short-notice invitation, we hope to welcome as many PALM developers, users, and interested people as possible to the PMC 2023, which will take place from 11-12 September, 2023! The conference will be held at the DWD headquarters in Offenbach (Frankfurter Str. 135, Offenbach/Main, Germany); Conference participants will be able to attend plenary sessions online or in-person. Schedule is as follows:

  • Plenary Sessions (online and in person): Monday, 11 September, 1 pm – Tuesday, 12 September, 3 pm
  • Constitutional Meeting of the PALM community (in person only): Tuesday, 12 September, 3-5 pm
    • Presentation of the community model structure
    • Appointment of steering committee members, working groups and other leading units
  • PALM steering committee meeting (internal, in person only): Tuesday, 12 September, 5-6 pm
  • URSA-MAJOR meeting (internal, in person and online): Monday, 11 September, 4-6 pm

Pleas save the date! You can find more details about the event on the conference’s webpage ( We look forward to your contributions and fruitful discussions.

If you are interested in contributing, please register here:

For further questions regarding organizational matters and registration please contact us via email:

Kind regards,

The Organization Team

Prof. Dr. Björn Maronga
Leibniz University Hannover

M.Sc. Astrid Eichhorn-Müller
German Weather Service

M.Sc. Sebastian Giersch
Leibniz University Hannover

Dr. Christopher P. Mount
Leibniz University Hannover

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