MedCLIVARMedCLIVAR (*) serves as a scientific network to promote better communication among different scientific disciplines and to develop a multidisciplinary vision of the evolution of the Mediterranean climate through studies that integrate atmospheric, marine, and terrestrial climate components at time scales ranging from paleoreconstructions to future climate scenarios. The program deals with scientific issues including past climate variability; connections between the Mediterranean and global climate; Mediterranean Sea circulation and sea level; feedbacks on the global climate system; regional responses to greenhouse gases, air pollution, and aerosols, as well as regional impacts of climate change.

MedCLIVAR has contributed to scientific progress, new scientific synthesis, the education of a new generation of scientists, and the promotion of awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of regional climate change. To ensure future progress, MedCLIVAR aims to continue acting as a neutral forum in which analysis and prioritization of scientific issues are achieved through open discussion and cooperation is strongly promoted.

(*) Lionello, P., Gacic, M., Gomis, D., Garcia-Herrera, R., Giorgi, F., Planton, S., Trigo, R., Theocharis A.,Tsimplis M.N. , Ulbrich U., Xoplaki, E. (2012) Program focuses on climate of the Mediterranean region Eos Trans. AGU 93:105-106.

mturco sMarco Turco is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC), National Research Council (CNR). He obtained his doctorate degree in physics at the University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2012. His current research focuses on regional climate impacts on ecosystems and on the hydrologic cycle, with a special interest in downscaling methods, Mediterranean environment, hydro-meteorological extremes, and forest fires. He is author of 14 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has been awarded for or his research on climate change impacts, contribution to the analysis of precipitation extremes and active participation to MedCLIVAR activities