1.INTRODUCTION

Piero LIONELLO
Piero Lionello, full professor of Oceanography and Atmospheric Science at the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy 
Piero Lionello is a climatologist with a focus on the climate of the Mediterranean Region, its past and future evolution, impacts of climate change and extreme events. He is the chairman of the MedCLIVAR (Mediterranean CLImate VARiability) network, and has been member of the Scientific Advisory Board of ECMWF (European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecast) and chairman of the International Scientific Steering Committee of the HyMeX project (Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean eXperiment). He has edited three books on the Climate of the Mediterranean Region, several special issues of international scientific journals, and organized many conferences and meetings on related topics.
http://www.dsm.unile.it/~plionello/index.htm

Katarzyna MARINI
Dr Katarzyna Marini is currently a science officer of the network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC). She is involved in the MedECC since its creation in 2015. Previously she was a scientific manager of the Laboratory of Excellence OT-Med in France, which is a regional network on laboratories focused on climate change and natural hazards. She has a PhD and research experience (13 peer-reviewed articles) in the field of marine biology. http://www.medecc.org

Cyril MOULIN
Cyril Moulin has a PhD in Oceanography and Meteorology from Sorbonne University in Paris, France. He is researcher at CEA since 1998. He used satellites to study atmospheric aerosols and marine phytoplankton. He has been director of the Laboratory of Climate and Environment Sciences (LSCE) and is now deputy director of the National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy (INSU) at CNRS and coordinator of the MISTRALS research program on the impacts of global change in the Mediterranean.

2.DRIVERS

Giovanni ARGENTI
Graduated in 1989 in Forestry at the University of Florence, PhD in 1994, from 2002 Associate Professor within Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry (DAGRI), University of Florence. His main research activities concern pastures management and characterization, relationships between pastoral and woody resources, establishment and management of turfgrass, cover crops in vineyards and revegetation of disturbed areas, habitat improvements for faunistic purposes. https://www.dagri.unifi.it 

Marie-Anne AUGER-ROZENBERG
Dr. Marie-Anne Auger-Rozenberg is a senior scientist in INRAE (National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment), FRANCE, with many years of experience in forest entomology, pest characterization, and phylogenetics, specialized in insect molecular ecology. Her research focuses mainly on molecular systematic, phylogeny and phylogeography of invasive insects and she was involved in different national and EU projects. She is also the head of the Research Unit of Forest Zoology (INRAE URZF) since 2018. https://www.inrae.fr/en/about-us

 

Ernesto AZZURRO
Ernesto Azzurro PhD is Senior Researcher at the IRBIM-CNR, Ancona, Italy; reference scientist of IRBIM for the strategic area ‘Global Changes’ and Chair of the CIESM Committee C6 Coastal Systems and Marine Policy.  Current areas of research are: invasion biology and ecology of fishes; biodiversity changes in coastal marine environments and participatory action research. His scientific production presents an interdisciplinary spectrum of studies spanning from theoretical to applied aspects of marine bio-invasions and climate change impacts in the Mediterranean area.
The IRBIM-CNR institute: https://www.cnr.it/en/institute/122
Active EU projects: https://mpa-engage.interreg-med.eu

Corina BASNOU

Sophie BASTIN
Sophie Bastin is a scientist working in France at IPSL/LATMOS (http://www.latmos.ipsl.fr), with research experience in mesoscale and regional atmospheric dynamics, boundary-layer and cloud processes, land surface/atmosphere interactions and climate variability at regional scale. She is involved in both modelling (CORDEX, Convection-permitting modelling for climate research) and observations communities (CALIPSO/CLOUDSAT/Earthcare; ACTRIS; GNSS4SWEC, SIRTA). She participated in several international projects (AMMA, Hymex, EUCP among others) and produced and analysed WRF and multi-model regional climate simulations over Africa and Europe. Her expertise in high-resolution modeling (convective-permitting) and remote sensing observations of clouds is particularly relevant to better understand the role of mesoscale processes over complex terrain in mediterranean climate variability.
http://www.latmos.ipsl.fr/index.php/fr/annuaire/43-pages-perso-officielles/3592-Sophie-Bastin-ici-latmos-ipsl-fr

Mustapha BEJAOUI
Mustapha Bejaoui is an Assistant-Professor in Ecology and Animal Biology at University of Carthage (Sciences Faculty of Bizerte, Tunisia). He is doing research in Entomofauna Biodiversity, Animal Ecology and Ecotoxicology. He is a founding member of the Tunisian – French International Joint Laboratory (LMI COSYS-MED: Contaminants and Ecosystems of South Mediterranean Sea). His research program investigates topics at biodiversity (entomofauna and other) and the impacts of contaminants on environment and biota.
https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=fr&user=OXQ5ktUAAAAJ
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mustapha_Bejaoui
Lorenzo BRILLI
Dr. Lorenzo Brilli, Ph.D. in agrometeorology and ecophysiology of agricultural and forestry systems, is a research scientist at National Research Council of Italy – Institute of BioEconomy. Scientific expertise concerns surface exchange measurement between biosphere and atmosphere, climate change impacts on agriculture and forestry systems, biogeochemical and remote sensing modeling. He is involved in several national and international (SMARTSOIL, MACSUR, AgMiP, LIFEA2C, PASTORALP) projects.
www.ibe.cnr.it
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=55323988100
Martina CARRETE

Emma CEBRIAN
Centre d’Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CSIC), Catalonia, Spain
Dr. Emma Cebrian is a marine biologist and her research seeks to apply marine community ecology to the conservation and restoration of Mediterranean marine ecosystems. Examples include incorporating an understanding of biodiversity patterns, species interactions, habitat-species linkages and quantifying the cumulative impacts of multiple stressors on marine ecosystems.
Instagram: @marineforests; Twitter: @marineforests
Research interests: Marine Biology, Biodiversity, Global Change, Invasive species, Conservation Biology, Benthic marine communities

Hanene CHAABANE
Hanène Chaabane is a permanent member of the Pest Control and Integrated Protection in Agriculture (BPIA) laboratory and of the LMI Naila. She is responsible for pesticide data at the OMERE observatory in Kamech with Olivier Grünberger. Hanene Chaabane holds a diploma in Agronomy, specialty Plant protection from National Institute of Agronomy, then a DEA diploma (Master Degree) in Agronomic Sciences from ENSAIA – INPL Nancy France. Since her thesis, defended in December 2005, her main research focus has been on pesticides in relation to phytosanitary practices and their effects on the water and soil environment. She has been associate professor in Pesticide Sciences and Internship Director since May 2018.

Silvia COELHO
Sílvia Coelho is a PhD Student at the Department of Environment and Planning and at the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Her main activities include the study of atmospheric processes and phenomena, such as climate change, air pollution, and their influence on human health, through the application of meteorological and air quality modelling tools at regional and urban scales. www.cesam.ua.pt/silviacoelho;  https://www.cienciavitae.pt/portal/B91C-66ED-25BF

Renato COLUCCI
MaSc in Geology with a PhD in Environmental Science and glaciology. Permanent staff from 2001 at the Marine Science Institute (climate and paleoclimate research group) of the italian National Research Council (CNR), since November 2020 he is a scientist at the italian Institute of Polar Sciences, CNR. He is also Adjunct Professor in glaciology at the University of Trieste (Italy). The main part of his research activity is devoted to the study of mountain and polar glacial and periglacial environments and their interactions with climate.
http://www.ismar.cnr.it/research/climate-and-paleoclimate/research-group
https://rrcolucci.wixsite.com/rrcolucci

Styliani DAFKA

Sofia DARMARAKI
Sofia Darmaraki is a postdoctoral research fellow in Dalhousie University, Canada. Her research is focused on (past and future) climate & ocean extreme events in regional/large scale. Currently, she is investigating the underlying mechanisms of global marine heatwaves. During her PhD she worked on the detection, characterization and uncertainties of 21st century marine heatwaves in the Mediterranean Sea, using an ensemble of Regional Climate System Models. Her background is in physical oceanography but she is also interested in the impacts of extreme events on fisheries and (marine) ecosystems and on possible solutions for their mitigation. https://twitter.com/sofia_darmaraki?lang=fr
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sofia-darmaraki-094685b3/

Camilla DIBARI
Camilla Dibari (F), Department of Agriculture, food, environment and forestry, University of Florence, PhD. Researcher. Main field of expertise: precision agriculture, impacts of climate change on agro-ecosystems, adaptation and mitigation strategies, monitoring of pastoral resources. She has published more than 40 papers on scientific journals with IF, ISI Scopus, WOS (Scopus-H index: 9, Google Scholar H-Index: 12), and actively cooperated (as scientific responsible and/or project manager) to more than 30 international, national and regional funded research projects
Donna DIMARCHOPOULOU
Donna Dimarchopoulou holds a BS (Biology), MS (Hydrobiology-Aquaculture), and PhD degree (Fisheries Biology and Management), all from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Currently, she works as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Rhode Island, USA. She is interested in the effects of fishing and environmental changes on marine ecosystems, focusing on marine fisheries, ecosystem modeling, stock assessments, marine protected areas, and the benefits of fishing restrictions on marine populations.
https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&oi=ao&user=_sVKWbQAAAAJ
http://ahumphrieslab.com/dd-page
Jean-Claude DUTAY
Laboratoire Des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE, France).
Specialist in geochemical tracers modelling, in the global ocean and the Mediterranean Sea; has participated to past, modern and future climate modelling studies in the Mediterranean Sea. He is the Coordinator of the “pollution and Contaminants” action of the MISTRALS program.

Monia EL BOUR
Senior Researcher and Professor of Marine Microbiology and Blue Biotechnology
INSTM- LR16INSTM05 (http://www.instm.tn); CIESM – Chairwoman of Marine Microbiology and Biotechnology Committee C4 (www.ciesm.org); Coordinator of more than 40 projects on health bio-monitoring bioprocessing and aquatic biotechnology since 1995. Author  of more than 200 international or indexed publications.

Antonietta ELIA
Dr. Antonietta Elia, Former Candidate to the Italian Seat of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (2019); Senior Associate Fellow in Law, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain, 2014-); Visiting Professor of International Law and Human Rights, Interamerican Academy of Human Rights, Saltillo (Mexico, 2020-); External Associate Legal Expert European Asylum Support Office (EASO, 2020-); Council of Europe Selected Legal Expert for European Human Rights Standards Implementation Projects in Armenia, Turkey, and Moldova (2018-); UNAIDS Expert Practitioner on Human Rights and HIV (2018-); Visiting Professor of International Law and Human Rights, China Youth of Political Studies, Beijing (China, 2016-2017). Specialized in International Law, Comparative Constitutional Law and EU Law, her academic and professional interests include the relationships between human rights and environment.

Elena GEORGOPOULOU
Chemical Engineer, with a PhD in Energy Planning and Renewables. Since 2000, she works as a researcher at the National Observatory of Athens. Main fields of expertise: climate change impact assessment, adaptation, and mitigation; energy planning; air pollution; cost-benefit analyses of environmental measures; decision-aid. IPCC Focal Point for Greece (2010-2018). Lead Author in the IPCC AR5 and AR6. Project leader in many national and European research projects on climate change and clean energy. www.noa.gr
http://www.meteo.noa.gr/cv/Georgopoulou_cv_en.pdf

Sylvaine GIAKOUMI
Sylvaine Giakoumi is a Senior Researcher at the Zoological Station Anton Dohrn in Italy and an Honorary Senior Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia. Her research focuses on 1) understanding the processes that shape marine communities exploring species interactions and the impacts of human uses on marine ecosystems; and 2) developing marine conservation planning approaches and the spatial prioritization of conservation actions in the marine environment and across realms. More information: https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=qIJTLgcAAAAJ&hl=fr&oi=ao

Juan Jesús GONZÁLEZ ALEMÁN
Juan Jesús González Alemán is a postdoctoral researcher at Complutense Universiy of Madrid in Spain. He finished his PhD thesis in 2018 on the analysis of cyclones with tropical characteristics both in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea and their relationship with Anthropogenic Climate Change. He is now researching on medicanes, renewable energy and on the role of extratropical cyclones on the surface’s response of Sudden Stratospheric Warmings. twitter.com/glezjuanje
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=vyHJB7AAAAAJ&hl=en

Pablo GONZALEZ-MORENO

Madeleine GOUTX

Olivier GRUNBERGER
Olivier Grünberger has been working for ORSTOM/IRD since 30 years. He is a hydro-geochemist specialized in water and soils solutes dynamics and agricultural pollutants contamination processes. He has worked in Mexico and Thailand on saline soils and he is presently posted in Tunisia where he focuses on pesticide contamination processes in rainfed and irrigated fields and co-manages OMERE’s site observatory in Cap Bon peninsula. https://www.umr-lisah.fr/?q=fr/content/o-grunberger
https://www.obs-omere.org/fr/sites/kamech

Ivan GUTTLER
Dr. sc. Ivan Güttler from the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service in Zagreb, Croatia. My main areas of expertise are regional climate modelling and atmospheric boundary layer studies. For the last 11 years I have been contributing to several national and EU projects on climate change and climate change adaptation activities. http://meteo.hr/

Nathalie HILMI
Dr Nathalie Hilmi is an expert in Macroeconomics and International Finance. In 2010, she joined the Centre Scientifique de Monaco as head of the section « environmental economics » and collaborated with IAEA’s Environment Laboratories to initiate correlation studies between environmental sciences and economics to better evaluate the socioeconomic extent of impacts and costs of action versus inaction with regard to carbon emissions. She works on Sustainable development in a multidisciplinary spirit. She is lead author for IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) and next IPCC main report AR6 WGII. https://www.centrescientifique.mc/fr/equipe/biologie-marine-fr/economie-environnementale
Gabriel JORDA

Stelios KATSANEVAKIS
Stelios Katsanevakis is a Professor of marine ecology in the Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean. Before that, he worked in the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. The focus of his research is on Marine Conservation, Biological Invasions, and Ecological Monitoring. He has published >275 scientific publications, of which 158 in international scientific journals.
https://www.mar.aegean.gr/index.php?userid=Katsanevakis&pg=4.1&lang=en
http://scholar.google.it/citations?user=PWAQG60AAAAJ

Mehdi LAHLOU
Manfred A. LANGE
Manfred A. Lange, former Director of the Arctic Center in Rovaniemi, Finland (1992-1995) and Professor of Geophysics at the University of Münster in Germany (1995-2007), was the founding Director of the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center at the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus (www.cyi.ac.cy; 2007-2015). Currently, he is the Director of the Future Earth MENA Regional Center and serves on the Steering Committee of MedECC. His research includes the assessment of climate change impacts with a focus on water- and energy security, renewable energy sources and energy- and water use efficiency in the built environment.

Luisa LEOLINI
Dr. Luisa Leolini is working with a post-doc fellowship at the University of Florence (Italy). Her researches are focused on crop modelling, precision agriculture and climate change. During her PhD, she worked on the implementation of a model library for estimating grapevine growth, development and production in different environments and she is currently involved in projects, which combine grapevine and olive tree modelling with precision agriculture for spatial agro-ecosystem analysis.
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0943-5222
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Luisa_Leolini

Myriam LOPES
Myriam Lopes is Associate Professor at Department of Environment and Planning and Vice-coordinator of Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal. She holds a PhD in Environmental Applied Sciences (2005) and an MSc in Air Pollution (1997). She is a well-established researcher and lecturer in environmental sciences and engineering with focus on air quality management, climate change mitigation and adaptation and urban metabolism. www.cesam.ua.pt/myriamlopes
Annarita MARIOTTI
Ana Isabel MIRANDA 
Meryem MOJTAHID
Meryem Mojtahid is associate professor at University of Angers in France, within the LPG-BIAF (Resent and Fossil Bio-Indicators) CNRS 6112 research unit and the geology department. Her research aims at tracking the natural variability of climate beyond the industrial era using planktonic and benthic micro-organisms (foraminifera) fossilized in marine sediment cores from various oceanic basins (North Atlantic, Mediterranean, Pacific).

Alexandra MONTEIRO
Alexandra Monteiro is a senior researcher at the Department of Environment and Planning of the University of Aveiro, belonging to the CESAM – Centre for Environment and Marine Studies – associated laboratory, where she is the coordinator of the research group APM (Atmospheric Process and Modelling) composed by more than 20 researchers. She holds a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Aveiro (2007) and a Master in Atmospheric pollution (2003). ORCID: 0000-0001-8182-3380; www.cesam.ua.pt/alexandramonteiro

 

Samuel MORIN
Samuel Morin is a research scientist in the field of pure and applied snow science, working since 2009 at the Snow Research Center (Météo-France – CNRS, Grenoble, France) on observations and modelling of the mountain snow cover across weather to climate time scales. He has been a Lead Author for the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC, 2019). http://www.umr-cnrm.fr/spip.php?article250
Pierre NABAT
Pierre Nabat is a young researcher, working at Météo-France / CNRM (Toulouse, France). He is specialized in aerosol modelling and the study of aerosol-climate interactions. He is involved in the development of the global and regional climate models of CNRM, and takes part in international initiatives and research projects dealing with aerosols and climate. He is the author or co-author of about 40 peer-reviewed articles, and has received the MedCLIVAR Young Scientist Award in 2018.”  http://www.umr-cnrm.fr/spip.php?article889&lang=en
Anika OBERMANN-HELLHUND
Anika Obermann-Hellhund, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany
2018 Dr. rer. nat., Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany
2012 Research Scholar, DRI Reno, Nevada, USA
2011 M. Sc. physics, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany
2008 B. Sc. physics, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany
Fields of expertise: regional climate modeling, mesoscale winds, climate change
https://www.goethe-university-frankfurt.de/61651376/ContentPage_61651376
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anika_Obermann-Hellhund

Tuğba OZTURK
Tugba Ozturk, born in Istanbul, Turkey, is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics at IŞIK University where she has been a faculty member since 2015. She completed a PhD in Physics at Boğaziçi University and her undergraduate studies at IŞIK University. Her research fields are regional climate modelling, climate extremes, climate variability and change.
http://www.isikun.edu.tr/en/tugba-ozturk

Androniki PARDALOU
Androniki Pardalou is a Biologist, holding an MSc in Oceanography, currently a PhD student in Fisheries Biology at the Laboratory of Ichthyology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). Her academic interest and working experience focus on MPA management, fisheries and the interactions between the latter and marine megafauna. She is a GIS and stock assessment certified expert. She is a certified Open Water Diver. She has published 6 peer reviewed journal articles and 10 other items.
Laboratory of Ichthyology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Androniki Pardalou, personal webpage
Sandra RAFAEL
Sandra Rafael is Assistant Researcher at Department of Environment and Planning of University of Aveiro, Portugal and member of the Associated Laboratory CESAM (Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies). She has relevant knowledge and experience in environmental sciences and engineering field, namely on: air pollution and air quality modelling at different spatial scales (from hyperlocal to regional scale); nature based solutions, as adaptation measures to deal with climate change impacts and as a tool to improve air quality; interface areas such as, urban mobility, and citizens health. Her research work includes 29 WoS papers, 17 technical publications, and more than 80 communications in national and international conferences.
http://www.cesam.ua.pt/sandrarafael
https://www.cienciavitae.pt/portal/AB18-60C2-DD95
Francesca RAFFAELE
Raffaele Francesca, Ph.D., is working at The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy (https://www.ictp.it) for the Earth System Physics Section. She is used to work with a large model ensemble of global and regional future climate projections for the evaluation of the models performance and study the global effects of hydroclimatic extremes, climate hazard indices as well as the impact on the water cycle. Since September 2019, she has been working as “contributing author” of the next AR6 IPCC report.
Lena REIMANN
Lena Reimann is a research scientist at the ‘Coastal Risks and Sea-Level Rise’ research group at Kiel University, Germany. Her research focuses on characterizing socioeconomic vulnerability in coastal locations under a range of scenarios, and assessing potential future impacts of sea-level rise on vulnerability. She further explores the potential effects of adaptation strategies on the spatial and temporal dynamics of vulnerability, in particular focusing on coastal areas of the Mediterranean region.
https://www.crslr.uni-kiel.de/en/people/doctoral-researchers/lena-reimann.html
Alain ROQUES
Alain Roques is emeritus research scientist at the Orléans Forest Zoology research unit of INRAE, the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment. He has 35 years of experience in the biology, ecology and behavior of forest insects, especially focusing biological invasions and the effect of global warming on terrestrial invertebrates. He coordinated the inventory of alien terrestrial invertebrates in Europe within the DAISIE EU project, and was the editor of the book “Processionary moths and Climate Change: An update”.
Asma SAKKA HLAILI 
Asma Sakka Hlaili is professor at Univ. of Carthage, Faculty of Science at Bizerte (Tunisia). She obtained a PhD in Biology from Univ. Laval in 1999. She has more than 20 years of experience in research on the eco-biology and diversity of plankton, the toxic and harmfull algal blooms, the marine eco-toxicology and bio-remediation, the planktonic food webs and the ecosystem health indicators. She has participated in several national and international projects concerning the ecology, the pollution and the sustainable development of coastal and marine waters. She is a member of international networks of experts in harmful microalgae (GlobalHAB-IOC-SCOR) and aquatic ecotoxicology (ECOBIM). She has more than fifty international publication (RG score 29.09, h-index 20).
Alberto SANTINI
Alberto Santini is a senior research fellow with the Institute of Sustainable Plant Protection of the Italian National Research Council. His work focuses on dynamics of arrival and spread of forest pathogens in Europe. His research encompasses pathogens early detection and diagnosis and forest tree species breeding and conservation. He is interested in the analysis and management of the risk of introducing alien plant pathogens through international trade and the ecological impacts of invasive alien species. http://www.ipsp.cnr.it/?lang=en
Giuseppe SCARCELLA
Katrin SCHROEDER
Katrin Schroeder is a physical oceanographer, at CNR – Institute of Marine Science (ISMAR, Venice, Italy). She is part of the Excom at the European Marine Board (EMB), and represents CNR at the Board. Since 2019 she is the Chair of the “C2 – Physics and Climate of the Ocean” Committee of the CIESM, the Mediterranean Science Commission. She is also the Italian National Delegate at the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO)”. Additionally, she is Associated Editor for Frontiers in Marine Science – Physical Oceanography, and is currently Guest Editor for Ocean Science within an inter-journal special issue about the “hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean”. www.ismar.cnr.it
www.ciesm.org
Isla SIMPSON
Isla Simpson is a research scientist in the Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Her research focuses on large-scale atmospheric dynamics and its representation in global climate models. She works to understand dynamical mechanisms involved in the variability and change of the large-scale atmospheric circulation and its impact on regional climate and hydroclimate using a hierarchy of modelling approaches. The overall aim being to determine the extent to which models can successfully capture the processes of relevance for the real atmosphere and determine how they can be improved. http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/staff/islas/
http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/
Nicolina STAGLIANO

Meryem TANHARTE
Institution: Faculté des Sciences et Techniques – Mohammedia/University Hassan II – Casablanca,  Morocco
Main fields of expertise: Climate change, climate variability, model development, climate modeling, extreme events, air quality modeling,  bioaerosols, dust transport and desertification.
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Meryem_Tanarhte
https://www.fstm.ac.ma/index.php

Rob TANNER

Rémi THIÉBLEMONT

Yves TRAMBLAY
Yves Tramblay completed in 2008 a Ph.D. in Hydrology at INRS-ETE(Québec, Canada). Since 2013, he has been working for the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD), in the HydroSciences Montpellier laboratory. His research focuses on hydrological hazards in the Mediterranean region, with the goals to improve the modelling of these events in semi-arid environments and also to estimate climate change impacts on these hazards. http://y.tramblay.free.fr
Marco TURCO
Marco Turco received his Doctorate in Physics at the University of Barcelona in 2012. After he has developed his research at the CMCC (Italy), CNR (Italy), UB (Spain) and BSC (Spain). Currently his is a postdoc researcher of the University of Murcia (Spain). The focus of Dr. Turco is on making weather/climate information action-oriented, which he approached using multidisciplinary and multi-sectorial experiences on operational and research activities. http://marcoturco.weebly.com
https://www.um.es/gmar/projects/predfire-viewer.html

Nassos VAFEIDIS
Nassos Vafeidis is Professor in Coastal Systems and Hazards at Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany. His research explores how coastal systems respond to combined pressures from natural and anthropogenic processes under different physical, socioeconomic and adaptation scenarios. A particular focus of his work is how sea-level rise and socioeconomic development can exacerbate the impacts of coastal hazards and increase coastal vulnerability. https://www.crslr.uni-kiel.de/en/

Martin WILD

Elena XOPLAKI
Dr. Elena Xoplaki is Acting Head of the Climatology/Climate Dynamics and Climate Change research group of JLU, Akad. Raetin. She has been Science Officer at Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR) and Senior Research Fellow at the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland. Her research interests in the field of climate variability and change encompass extreme weather and climate events in the past, present and future, atmospheric circulation dynamics, process understanding, climate-society interactions, interdisciplinary and international collaboration as with Greece, the JLU cooperation UWisconsin (Madison, Milwaukee), cooperation activities with China, Namibia, South Africa (SASSCAL). Elena is member of the JLU Center for international Development and Environmental Research (ZEU), a MedECC steering group member, member of the Princeton Climate Change and History Research Initiative (CCHRI), co-leader of the ANSO Association for Trans-Eurasia Exchange and Silk-Road Civilization Development (ATES) WG5 on Silk Road Civilization and Environment and member of the EMME-CCI Task Force on The Scientific Basis. Elena Xoplaki is co-author of more than 90 publications in international journals (80 peer-reviewed, several highly cited), book chapters and conference proceedings.

Argyro ZENETOS
Dr. Argyro Zenetos is a Research Director at the Institute of Biological Resources and Inland Waters, HCMR. Argyro’s main research area over the last 20 years is invasion biology. She is the co-ordinator of the Hellenic Νetwork on Aquatic Invasive Species (ELNAIS) http://elnais.hcmr.gr/ . Argyro is a consultant to EEA and to UNEP MAP RAC/SPA;member of the EASIN Editorial Board; national expert in ICES/WGBOSV, COST 1209 and COST17122
Scholar Google: http://scholar.google.gr/citations?user=UFD4vWUAAAAJ&hl=el
Research gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Argyro_Zenetos

3.RESOURCES
3.1.WATER

Manolis GRILLAKIS
Dr Manolis Grillakis is currently a post-doctoral research scientist at the Institute of Mediterranean Studies (Institute of Technology & Research – Hellas), with a specific interest in modeling hydrological processes and their interactions under a changing climate. From 2009 to 2018 he was a research fellow at Technical University of Crete. He has participated in 14 European and national research projects and has 37 publications in international peer-reviewed journals. https://ims.forth.gr/en/profile/view?id=127
https://www.hydrogaia.gr/
Rachid MRABET
Rachid Mrabet holds a PhD Degree from Colorado State University (1997). Research Director and Senior Cropping Systems Agronomist at Morocco’s National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA). Main research relates to conservation agriculture, dryland cropping systems agronomy, soil physics & hydrology, soil quality and carbon sequestration and crop and soil erosion process modeling. Deputy President of World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC) and Coordinating Lead Author for IPCC (AR6/AFOLU). http://www.inra.org.ma
David SAURI PUJOL
David Sauri is in the Geography Department  and in the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain  . Over the last 30 years he has worked on a variety of topics , especially water planning and management in urban and tourist areas; climate change impacts on the water sector;  social issues regarding  access to water and sanitation, and the impacts of hydrological extremes  ( floods and droughts).
https://www.uab.cat/web/departament-de-geografia-1251960099015.html
https://ictaweb.uab.cat
Robert SAVE
Dr. Robert Savé M. (July 14th, 1954 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is developing his scientific activity in Plant Science Area of IRTA also is the coordinator of Viticulture and Enology group of IRTA. Lecturer of Ecology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Universidad Autónoma de Nicaragua-FAREM. He’s working from the plant to the landscape level, studying the adaptive and mitigation strategies of wild and crop vegetation to climate change. He is a player of Rugby Golden Oldies Team, XV Matusalem Sant Cugat, and birding.
Mladen TODOROVIC
Mladen Todorović, scientific officer and coordinator of the Climate change knowledge unit at the CIHEAM Bari Institute. BSc in Civil Engineering, MSc in Irrigation, PhD in Agrometeorology, visiting Professor at the Belgrade University. Research activities focused on water/irrigation management, climate change impact/adaptation/mitigation in agriculture, crop growth modelling, eco-efficiency, and application of innovative smart technologies in water and land management.
Yves TRAMBLAY
Yves Tramblay completed in 2008 a Ph.D. in Hydrology at INRS-ETE(Québec, Canada). Since 2013, he has been working for the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD), in the HydroSciences Montpellier laboratory. His research focuses on hydrological hazards in the Mediterranean region, with the goals to improve the modelling of these events in semi-arid environments and also to estimate climate change impacts on these hazards. http://y.tramblay.free.fr
Veronika ZWIRGLMAIER
Veronika Zwirglmaier is a PhD student at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany at the Chair of Human-Environment Relations held by Prof. Matthias Garschagen. Currently Veronika works on the development of urban risk under climate and socioeconomic changes with a focus on vulnerability and exposure towards floods. Before joining LMU she obtained her Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at TU Munich. Her thesis in cooperation with the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change focused on assessing future trends in water resources in Mediterranean region.
https://www.geografie.uni-muenchen.de/department/fiona/personen/index.php?personen_details=1&user_id=361

3.2.FOOD

Eduardo AGUILERA
Eduardo Aguilera currently works as post-doc researcher at CEIGRAM (Technical University of Madrid), in Spain. His main research interest is the sustainability of agriculture and agri-food systems from an integrated perspective. His research has largely focused on historical and organic Mediterranean agroecosystems, including the quantification of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration, energy balances and nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus) and carbon cycles.
https://publons.com/researcher/1309011/eduardo-aguilera/
https://ceigram.upm.es/personal/
Luis ASIN
Alejandro BLAS
Alejandro Blas has a  PhD in Agriculture Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He has been involved in research and sustainability innovation projects for almost 6 years in CEIGRAM research centre, has worked in development cooperation projects in other countries and work for 6 months in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome. Presently, he works as a consultant for the Spanish Ministry of Foreign affairs regarding food security and nutrition, sustainable healthy diets and sustainable development.
Andrej CEGLAR
Andrej Ceglar is a scientific officer and researcher in agro-meteorology and climatology at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. He completed a bachelor study in physics and meteorology at the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Ljubljana, and a PhD in agro-meteorology at the Biotechnical Faculty of the same University. Before joining the JRC he worked as a researcher and assistant professor at the University of Ljubljana, holding classes on climatology, climate change and environmental modelling. His research is focused on climate change impact on agriculture and adaptation, dynamical and statistical climatology and biophysical modelling. He is especially interested in predictability of climate system on seasonal-to-decadal time scales.
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrej_Ceglar
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=mh5HwKYAAAAJ&hl=en

Donna DIMARCHOPOULOU
Donna Dimarchopoulou holds a BS (Biology), MS (Hydrobiology-Aquaculture), and PhD degree (Fisheries Biology and Management), all from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Currently, she works as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Rhode Island, USA. She is interested in the effects of fishing and environmental changes on marine ecosystems, focusing on marine fisheries, ecosystem modeling, stock assessments, marine protected areas, and the benefits of fishing restrictions on marine populations.
https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&oi=ao&user=_sVKWbQAAAAJ
http://ahumphrieslab.com/dd-page

Elena GEORGOPOULOU
Chemical Engineer, with a PhD in Energy Planning and Renewables. Since 2000, she works as a researcher at the National Observatory of Athens. Main fields of expertise: climate change impact assessment, adaptation, and mitigation; energy planning; air pollution; cost-benefit analyses of environmental measures; decision-aid. IPCC Focal Point for Greece (2010-2018). Lead Author in the IPCC AR5 and AR6. Project leader in many national and European research projects on climate change and clean energy. www.noa.gr
http://www.meteo.noa.gr/cv/Georgopoulou_cv_en.pdf

Luis LASSALETTA
Luis Lassaletta works in the study of the nutrient cycles alteration and the relationships existing between agricultural practices and pollution from a systemic perspective from the crop to the global agro-food system scale. He has worked at universities and public institutions in Spain, France and the Netherlands. He studies the sustainability of the Mediterranean region, including past trends and future scenarios. He is a researcher at CEIGRAM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain).
https://publons.com/researcher/462635/luis-lassaletta/
https://ceigram.upm.es/personal/

Androniki PARDALOU
Androniki Pardalou is a Biologist, holding an MSc in Oceanography, currently a PhD student in Fisheries Biology at the Laboratory of Ichthyology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). Her academic interest and working experience focus on MPA management, fisheries and the interactions between the latter and marine megafauna. She is a GIS and stock assessment certified expert. She is a certified Open Water Diver. She has published 6 peer reviewed journal articles and 10 other items.
Laboratory of Ichthyology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Androniki Pardalou, personal webpage

 
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Marco TURCO
Marco Turco received his Doctorate in Physics at the University of Barcelona in 2012. After he has developed his research at the CMCC (Italy), CNR (Italy), UB (Spain) and BSC (Spain). Currently his is a postdoc researcher of the University of Murcia (Spain). The focus of Dr. Turco is on making weather/climate information action-oriented, which he approached using multidisciplinary and multi-sectorial experiences on operational and research activities. http://marcoturco.weebly.com
https://www.um.es/gmar/projects/predfire-viewer.html

Matteo ZAMPIERI
Matteo Zampieri is a climate scientist currently employed at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission in Italy. He holds a Master and a PhD in Physics. In the last twenty years, he conducted research on atmospheric and land surface processes in Italy, France, Poland, Greece and Saudi Arabia, contributing to almost fifty peer review papers. He obtained a few Prizes and Awards and two Marie Curie Grants. At the JRC, he is investigating the climate resilience of agricultural production and of natural ecosystems.
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Matteo_Zampieri
https://www.linkedin.com/in/matteo-zampieri-6a4b23a/

3.3.ENERGY

Kaouther BEN NASR
Kaouther Ben Nasr, assistant professor in the University of Carthage and researcher in the Centre of researches and technologies of energy in Tunisia CRTEn. Her current activities are: research project manager in the laboratory of thermal processes LPT/CRTEn and quality manager in the laboratory for testing solar heating systems in CRTEn. She acquired expertise in: solar energy and its applications in thermal processes (air conditioning, desalination), numerical simulation and experimentation.
Thierry BRUNELLE
Thierry Brunelle (PhD) is a CIRAD researcher at the international research center on environment and development (CIRED) in France. He is an agricultural economist working on the conflicts on land use at the global and regional scale. His current research focuses on exploring the potentials for food and bioenergy production using partial and general equilibrium modelling methods. He was involved in experts-based long-term agricultural foresight exercise, as well as in several national and international research projects, including multidisciplinary collaborations with climatologists. 
Mikaël CUGNET
Since 2010, Mikaël Cugnet acts as a battery expert at the French Commission for Atomic and Alternative Energies (CEA), managing many academic and industrial projects on different technologies (Pb, Ni, Li, and Na), mostly focused on battery modeling and diagnosis for transport applications. He is a member of the Electrochemical Society, has attended more than 30 international conferences, holds 4 book chapters, 6 patents, and 19 articles. He also acts as an expert for the European Commission. https://liten.cea.fr/cea-tech/liten
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Sokol DERVISHI
Juan FERNANDEZ-MANJARRES
Juan Fernandez-Manjarres is an ecologist working since 2009 with CNRS in France, and based at the University Paris-Saclay. His interests are centered on the study of change in managed ecosystems, with a focus in systems where trees are dominant (managed forests and agroforestry systems). His methods are interdisciplinary, mostly by combining ecological concepts with human organization principles. Currently he is focusing on climate impacts on agroforestry zones in Equatorial America.
https://www.ese.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/team-members/juan-fernandez-manjarres/
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Benoit GABRIELLE
Benoît Gabrielle is currently a full professor of environmental biophysics at the Paris Institute of Life and Environmental Sciences (AgroParisTech) in France. His research interests include the biophysical modelling of agro-ecosystems, the environmental assessment of arable and energy crops, and the sustainability analysis of bioenergy chains and urban agriculture systems through life-cycle approaches. He is currently coordinating a flagship programme on land-based climate mitigation measures, as part of the CLAND Convergence Institute. He is also acting as Director of the Biosphera Graduate School of life, agricultural and environmental sciences of the newly launched Paris-Saclay University, the top French university in science and technology. www.agroparistech.fr
https://cland.lsce.ipsl.fr/

Lisa GUARRERA
Victor HOMAR SANTANER
Prof. Víctor Homar Santaner is Full Professor in Earth Physics, and specialist in Atmospheric Sciences. He is member of the Meteorology Group and the Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Climate Change (LINCC) of the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain. His expertise encompasses the physical analysis, the forecasting and the climatic characterization of severe weather, focusing specially on the Mediterranean region. He studies the Mediterranean climate and the effects of climate change over different sectors, such as the tourism, the energy, natural ecosystems or heat wave impacts.
Meteorology Research Group: https://meteo.uib.eu 
LINCC: http://lincc.uib.eu/en/homepage/ 
Boutaina ISMAILI IDRISSI
Professor of Economics at Faculty of Law and economics of Agdal -University Mohammed V Rabat-, Boutaina Ismaili Idrissi holds an MBA from the University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom) and a PhD in economics from the University of Perpignan (France) covering structural issues related to the Euro-Mediterranean region.
 
Rémy LAPERE
Rémy Lapere researches topics related to atmospheric sciences and atmospheric composition at the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD), Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France. His Master’s degree in renewable energies engineering obtained from Ecole Polytechnique, France, also provides him with expertise in the field of the energy transition. His past experience includes several years in the financial sector, after graduating from ENSTA Paris in applied mathematics.
Aina MAIMO-FAR
Aina Maimó-Far is a PhD student at the meteorology group of the Universitat de les Illes Balears in Spain. She is currently pursuing her PhD thesis on the links between climate and energy transition, focusing mainly on the risk and opportunity analysis on the electricity system. She has also worked on the predictability of severe weather phenomena in the Western Mediterranean, especially in the mechanisms of formation and intensification of medicanes. https://meteo.uib.cat/

Emanuela MENICHETTI
Emanuela Menichetti is the Director of the Electricity and Renewable Energy Division at the Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME, http://www.ome.org), a not-for-profit industry association of Mediterranean energy companies, based in Paris. In her position, she coordinates the work programme of the division; carries out project management activities; liases with members and stakeholders. She also serves as the secretary of the OME’s Energy Transition Committee. Prior to joining OME in 2008, Mrs. Menichetti worked at the Energy Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) in Paris, and at Ambiente Italia, a leading environmental policy and analysis institute in Italy. She also worked as a consultant for various private and public organizations, and lectured for several university programmes. She has 20 years of international experience in the field of renewable energy and sustainable development. An Environmental Economist, she received a PhD in Economics from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

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Federico PONTONI 
Dr Federico Pontoni is a research fellow at GREEN, the research center on Geography, Resources, Energy and Environment of Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), where he teaches Ocean Management. Federico is also contract professor in Energy Markets at Milan University. His areas of expertise are energy and power markets, environmental and water economics, with a specific focus on market design, economic regulation, financial analysis and the enabling conditions for private sector participation. Federico is a member of the Power Africa – Senior Advisory Program led by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

Gianmaria SANNINO
Dr Gianmaria Sannino is Head of the Climate Modelling Laboratory and Impacts of ENEA (Italy) since 2015. His research activities are focused on ocean modelling and the study of climate change at the regional scale. A complementary line of research is on the exploitation of ocean energy potential. He is Chair of the IWG ‘Ocean Energy’ for the EU SET-Plan, Co-Chair of Ocean Energy sector for the Technological Cluster ‘Blue Italian Growth’, and member of the SC for JP Ocean Energy  (ECRA), JP Sea Level (ECRA), and MedCordex. www.enea.it
Roxane SANSILVESTRI
Roxane Sansilvestri has a PhD inSocial-Ecological Sciences, and her main expertise is focused on adaptation issues in forest social-ecological systems. Her doctoral thesis was conducted between France and Canada to investigate the assisted migration policies and practices as a new strategy for climate change adaptation, focusing on ecological, social, ethics and policy issues. From 2016 to 2020, she conducted several projects about wood-biomass energy in France and Spain, focusing on economic, ecological and social impacts and opportunities in crisis or abandoned lands. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Roxane_Sansilvestri
Alexis TANTET
Alexis Tantet (alexistantet.net) is a researcher at the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD) and an assistant professor at École Polytechnique in France. He studies climate variability and its impact on renewable energy systems. He is also involved in various scientific mediation activities about climate change and energy transitions. He is the main developer of the Energy for Climate Integrated Model (e4clim, https://doi.org/10.14768/20191105001.1).
Michelle VAN VLIET
Dr. Michelle van Vliet is assistant professor at the Department of Physical Geography of Utrecht University (the Netherlands). Her work focusses on global change impacts and adaptation in relation to water resources availability and water quality for different sectoral water uses, including energy, irrigation and domestic uses. Dr. Van Vliet is author of 60 publications, including several high-profile publications as lead author, which were widely covered by media. She initiated and lead sessions at leading international conferences and was invited as leading expert at e.g. the World Bank, European Commission and US Energy. Personal profile page of Utrecht University:  https://www.uu.nl/staff/MTHvanVliet
Overview of Publications on Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.nl/citations?hl=nl&user=E2EOK0kAAAAJ

4.ECOSYSTEMS

Marie ABBOUD-ABI SAAB
Marie ABBOUD-ABI SAAB holds a Doctorat d’Etat on Oceanography, 1985 from AIX- MARSELLE II University, France. Senior Researcher in Plankton unit, at the National Center for Marine Sciences/ Council for Scientific Research (LNCSR).Her main research activities concern Phytoplankton, toxic algae,  microzooplankton especially tintinnids in relation with environmental conditions. She was involved in different national and Mediterranean projects (SESAME, M3-HABs…).  Nominated as National Expert in UNEP for the project concerning: Climate change, Biodiversity and toxic algae. She wrote a book on tintinnids in Lebanese coastal water, several papers (42), in international scientific journals and international proceedings (75).  Advisor of 7 PhD students.
Aitor AMEZTEGUI
Dr Aitor Ameztegui is a research fellow and lecturer at the University of Lleida (Spain), and associate researcher at the JRU CTFC-Agrotecnio. His research focuses on understanding how the interactions between human activity and environmental changes determine forest functioning and dynamics. He assess the future consequences that the management decisions we take today may have on the functioning of forests, their ability to provide different ecosystem services, and their resilience, i.e. their ability to cope with disturbances.
Website:http://ameztegui.weebly.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/multivac42
Margaretha BREIL
Margaretha Breil s a senior researcher in the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC) Venice (Italy). Working within the ECIP division, she focusses on the assessment and design of urban and coastal sustainable adaptation policies. She is part of the ETC working group supporting the EEA on urban and social aspects of adaptation. Since 2019, she is coordinating the INTERREG Italy-Croatia Project ADRIADAPT –which is developing a knowledge platform for Adriatic coastal cities.
Thierry GAUQUELIN 
Thierry Gauquelin is Professor at Aix-Marseille University (AMU), member of the Mediterranean Institute of Biodiversity and Marine and Continental Ecology (IMBE). He has been interested for many years in biodiversity and functioning of Mediterranean forest ecosystems on the two shores of the Mediterranean. In particular, it has developed an experimental station in Haute-Provence (Oak Observatory at OHP : O3HP) to study the response of these ecosystems to climate change. He also pays particular attention to soil and humus biodiversity.
llse R. GEIJZENDORFFER
Dr Ilse Geijzendorffer (coordinator of the Mediterranean Wetland Observatory at the research institute Tour du Valat, France). My work focuses on key challenges for a sustainable society and positive futures for people and nature. Our observatory undertakes monitoring the Mediterranean to detect changes in the state of wetlands over time as well as predicting the impact of different climate and socio-economic development scenarios. Ecosystem Services and Nature Based Solutions are particular useful concepts to bridge the divide between science and practice.
https://tourduvalat.org/en/actions/les-zones-humides-mediterraneennes-enjeux-et-perspectives-2-solutions-pour-des-zones-humides-mediterraneennes-durables/
https://tourduvalat.org/en/actualites-en/zones-humides-solution-contre-changement-climatique/
Aristeidis KOUTROULIS
Dr. Aristeidis (Aris) Koutroulis is a Senior Research Engineer at the Technical University of Crete, Greece. He has more than 15 years of experience in applied research in the areas of hydrology, climate change impacts and hydro-meteorological extremes. He has been involved in several innovation projects in the field of Earth System Sciences. He is a contributing author for the Water Chapter – Working Group II of the IPCC AR6 and co-authored more than 150 publications in international journals, book chapters, conference proceedings and scientific reports.
https://www.enveng.tuc.gr/en/personnel/scientific-staff/dr-aristeidis-koutroulis
https://hydrogaia.gr/
Jürg LUTERBACHER
Prof. Jürg Luterbacher, PhD, is the Director of Science and Innovation and the Chief Scientist of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Prof. Luterbacher has demonstrated leadership and excellence in a broad spectrum of climate science. He is a pioneer in paleoclimate science, modelling past and present climate change across various time and space scales. He was a lead author of the 5th IPCC Assessment Report chapter 5 “Information from Paleoclimate Archives”. He has received recognition as the Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Geosciences.
https://public.wmo.int/en
Mohammad MERHEB
Mohammad Merhed holds a PhD in Water Sciences, prepared between AgroParisTech, Montpellier, France, and the National Council for Scientific Research in Lebanon (CNRS-L). Dr. Merheb is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Sciences of the Lebanese University in Tripoli, Lebanon. He is interested in Mediterranean catchment hydrology (Hydro-meteorological data analysis, catchment classification, hydrological modeling, etc.) and groundwater hydrogeochemistry. He supervised several Master and PhD students. He is the winner of the IAHS 2017 Tison Award. Email: mohammad.merheb.1@ul.edu.lb

Cesar TERRER MORENO
At the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (California, US), César synthesizes observations about the impacts of climate change on vegetation and the potential of plants and soils to drawdown CO2 from the atmosphere, with the goal of informing global models and improve predictions of climate change.César Terrer obtained his Ph.D. in Ecosystem Ecology and Climate Change from Imperial College London, where he worked at the interface between experiments and models to better understand the effects of elevated CO2 on vegetation. https://cesarterrerblog.wordpress.com/

 

Marco TURCO
Marco Turco received his Doctorate in Physics at the University of Barcelona in 2012. After he has developed his research at the CMCC (Italy), CNR (Italy), UB (Spain) and BSC (Spain). Currently his is a postdoc researcher of the University of Murcia (Spain). The focus of Dr. Turco is on making weather/climate information action-oriented, which he approached using multidisciplinary and multi-sectorial experiences on operational and research activities. http://marcoturco.weebly.com
https://www.um.es/gmar/projects/predfire-viewer.html

Elena XOPLAKI
Dr. Elena Xoplaki is Acting Head of the Climatology/Climate Dynamics and Climate Change research group of JLU, Akad. Raetin. She has been Science Officer at Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR) and Senior Research Fellow at the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland. Her research interests in the field of climate variability and change encompass extreme weather and climate events in the past, present and future, atmospheric circulation dynamics, process understanding, climate-society interactions, interdisciplinary and international collaboration as with Greece, the JLU cooperation UWisconsin (Madison, Milwaukee), cooperation activities with China, Namibia, South Africa (SASSCAL). Elena is member of the JLU Center for international Development and Environmental Research (ZEU), a MedECC steering group member, member of the Princeton Climate Change and History Research Initiative (CCHRI), co-leader of the ANSO Association for Trans-Eurasia Exchange and Silk-Road Civilization Development (ATES) WG5 on Silk Road Civilization and Environment and member of the EMME-CCI Task Force on The Scientific Basis. Elena Xoplaki is co-author of more than 90 publications in international journals (80 peer-reviewed, several highly cited), book chapters and conference proceedings.

5.SOCIETY
5.1.DEVELOPMENT

Shekoofeh FARAHMAND
Shekoofeh Farahmand is an associate professor in the department of Economics, at the University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran. She graduated with a PhD degree in Regional and Urban Economics from the University of Isfahan, in 2007. She has a keen interest in such research areas as urban development, smart cities, climate change and sustainable development. She is currently working on the application of Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation (ABMS) for urban modeling as well as sustainable development subjects. ABMS has been used in various subjects including urban environment modeling, urban transportation, housing, pollution, smart cities, and climate change modelings, as well. She has been as a visitor at City Institute, York University, Canada, in 2018. She passed a postdoc research period at Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, France, granted by the government of France, in 2019. She started to work more seriously on climate change and sustainable development, since then.

Walid MARROUCH
Walid Marrouch is Associate Professor of Economics and Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon. He holds a PhD in Applied Economics from HEC Montréal. He is also a fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO) in Canada and the Economic Research Forum (ERF). His research interests include: Environmental and Resource Economics, Energy Economics, Applied Game Theory, and Development Economics. In addition to his academic work, he has served as a consultant for several international organizations including the UNDP and the ILO. In 2020, he served on the advisory board of the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water.
https://sb.lau.edu.lb/faculty-research/faculty/economics/dr-walid-marrouch.php
https://cirano.qc.ca/en/community/directory/view/1970
https://erf.org.eg/affiliates/walid-marrouch/
 
Alain SAFA
Alain Safa PhD is specialized in macroeconomics and international finance. He’s a professor at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis and EDHEC Business School. He is the founder and manager of research and advisory structure “Skill Partners”. He works on the capacity of countries to adapt to major changes, Economic, Environmental and Social. He participates to European and international research projects. He focuses his studies on the integration of environmental considerations into national, regional and international governance. The exploration of ocean acidification and analysis of their economic and social impacts have become a central concern of his research today.
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5.2.HEALTH

Roberto DEBONO
Dr Roberto Debono, Malta, 38-year old, MD, Resident Specialist in Public Health Medicine with a special interest in climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental health – Ministry for Health, National Focal Point to the WHO/UNECE European and Environment Health Process, Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (UK), PhD candidate with the University of Malta, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy on the ecological sustainability and the global ecological crisis.

5.3.HUMAN SECURITY

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6. MANAGING FUTURE RISKS AND BUILDING SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL RESILIENCE

Najet AROUA
Najet Aroua is architect-urban planner. She specializes in Cities, Water and Climate change. She is a member of various national and international expert groups and active civil associations working in Cities, Climate change, Water and Environment, Public health, Geohistory and Cultural heritage. She has a teaching, consulting and research experience in addition to number oral presentations, public conferences, papers and book chapters on the same. 
Lorine BEHR
Lorine Behr is working as a PhD student at the Center for International Development and Environmental Research (Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen/Germany) and at the Panel on Planetary Thinking. Supervised by Prof. Jürg Luterbacher and Dr. Elena Xoplaki, she is mainly working on marine and terrestrial compound extremes in the Mediterranean and on the representation of Mediterranean Overflow Waters in climate models. Moreover, she is part of the project “Impacts on compound weather extremes on crops in Germany: present and future (CROP)” which is part of the ClimXtreme Network.
Francesco DOTTORI
Francesco Dottori works at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra, Italy. His work is aimed at supporting the European policies in the field of flood risk management and adaptation to climate change. He is one of the developers of the European and Global Flood Awareness Systems (EFAS and GloFAS). His research focus on the analysis and modelling of flood processes and their impacts on the economy and society, at European and global scale. The European Flood Awareness Systems (EFAS): https://www.efas.eu
The PESETA IV project : https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/peseta-iv

Joachim GARRABOU
Joaquim Garrabou is a marine conservation ecologist. He is a senior researcher at Institute of Marine Sciences-CSIC (Barcelona, Spain). The ultimate objective of his research is to enhance science based management strategies to inform adaptation and mitigation plans of coastal areas to climate change. He is particularly interested in promoting the role of Marine Protected Areas as nature based solution face to climate change. www.icm.csic.es
www.t-mednet.org

Christos GIANNAKOPOULOS
Dr. Giannakopoulos is Research Director at the National Observatory of Athens (NOA). His research focuses on climate change modeling of extremes and impacts on various sectors such as energy demand, health, agriculture, tourism, forest fires. He was a lead author of UNEP’s IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) 4thAssessment Report (2007) on Climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. He is NOA’s Principal Investigator in several major climate change related EU projects. He also has experience in the field of global chemical transport models and has participated in the World Climate Research Program. He is Member of the Climate Change Impacts Study Committee formed by the Bank of Greece (http://www.bankofgreece.gr/Pages/en/klima/default.aspx) to study the environmental, economic and social consequences of climate change in Greece and has co-authored the national adaptation strategy for Greece. He is the IPCC National Focal point since 2018 as well as representative of the Mission on Adaptation Sub-Group of the Horizon Europe Shadow Program Committee since 2019.He is the author of over 80 peer-reviewed papers and over 90 publications in conference proceedings. http://www.meteo.noa.gr/cv/Giannakopoulos_cv_en.pdf 

Guillaume ROHAT
Dr. Guillaume Rohat received his PhD, entitled “Disentangling the Contribution of Socioeconomic Pathways to Future Climate-Related Risks: The Case of Heat Stress”, jointly at the University of Geneva and the University of Twente in March 2020. In his PhD he explored the use of the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) in Impact, Adaptation, and Vulnerability (IAV) studies, with a particular focus on heat-related risks.
Elias SYMEONAKIS
Dr Elias Symeonakis is a Reader in Earth Observation and GIS at Manchester Metropolitan University. His research is related with land use change and land degradation over the Mediterranean and sub-Saharan Africa. He leads the Remote Sensing Research Group of MMU. He has been the lead scientist in a number of EU projects related with the monitoring of land degradation. He has published >35 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, and acts as External Expert Reviewer of IPCC and IPBES reports. www.remote-sensing-mmu.org
https://www.mmu.ac.uk/natural-sciences/staff/profile/index.php?id=2344