Institute of Geography


Dr. Eric Kayode Samakinwa



+41 31 684 85 51
Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Geography
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern

Historical SST and Sea ice reconstruction, within the framework of PALAEO-RA

  • Paleoclimate reconstruction and modelling

  • Warm climate

2019 - Present: PhD. Climate Sciences, Universität Bern

2015 – 2018: MSc. Environmental Physics, Universität Bremen

2007 – 2012: B.Tech. Meteorology, Federal University of Technology Akure

Lundstad, E., Brugnara, Y., Pappert, D., Kopp, J., Samakinwa E. et al. The global historical climate database HCLIM. Sci Data 10, 44 (2023).

Reichen, L., Burgdorf, AM., Brönnimann, S., Frank, J., Hand, R., Valler, V., Samakinwa, E., Brugnara, Y., Rutishauser, T. (2022): A decade of cold Eurasian winters reconstructed for the early 19th century. Nat Commun 13, 2116.

Samakinwa, E., Valler, V., Hand, R., Neukom, R., Gomez-Navarro, J.J., Kennedy, J. Rayner, N. & Brönnimann, S. (2021) An ensemble reconstruction of global monthly sea surface temperature and sea ice concentration 1000–1849. Nature Scientific Data 8, 261. doi: 10.1038/s41597-021-01043-1

Stepanek, C., Samakinwa, E., Knorr, G., and Lohmann, G.: Contribution of the coupled atmosphere-ocean–sea ice–vegetation model COSMOS to the PlioMIP2, Clim. Past, 16, 2275–2323,, 2020

Samakinwa, E., Stepanek, C., Lohmann, G. (2020): Sensitivity of mid-Pliocene climate to changes in orbital forcing and PlioMIP's boundary conditions, Clim. Past, 16, 1643–1665. doi: 10.5194/cp-16-1643-2020.

Samakinwa, E., Stepanek, C. and Lohmann, G. (2019): Sensitivity of Mid-Pliocene climate to changes in boundary condition: lessons from COSMOS within PlioMIP, EGU General Assembly 2019, 8 April 2019 - 12 April 2019. Available online: 10013/epic.9d9bdbee-c435-4c18-812e-4ed8099b5ab9

Samakinwa, E. (2018): Modelling mid-Pliocene climate with COSMOS based on PlioMIP2 boundary conditions, Master thesis, University of Bremen. Available online:

Balogun, I. and Samakinwa, E. (2015): Geospatial Assessment of Urban Expansion and Land Surface Temperature in Akure, Nigeria, ICUC9 - 9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment. Available online: