Since 2010, the INTIMATE (INTegration of Ice-core, MArine and TErrestrial records) network has been operating as a COST Action (designated ES0907). This paper outlines the accomplishments of the INTIMATE COST Action in the context of how the INTIMATE ideas have evolved during the network's twenty-year life span, and highlights a number of challenges that can guide further work. In the second part of the paper, the contributions that comprise this INTIMATE special issue are introduced.
Rasmussen, S. O., Birks, H. H., Blockley, S. P. E., Brauer, A., Hajdas, I., Hoek, W. Z., ... Walker, M. J. C. (2014). Dating, synthesis, and interpretation of palaeoclimatic records of the last glacial cycle and model-data integration: advances of the INTIMATE (INTegration of Ice-core, MArine and TErrestrial records) COST Action ES0907. Quaternary Science Reviews, 106, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.10.031