ESF Research Conferences

MedCLIVAR Final Conference

Mediterranean Climate: From Past to Future

6-9 June 2011

Lecce, Italy

Scientific Committee: Piero Lionello, University of Salento, IT; Uwe Ulbrich, Freie Universität Berlin, DE; Jürg Luterbacher, Justus Liebig University Giessen, DE; Mikis Tsimplis, NOCS, UK & Pinhas Alpert, Tel-Aviv University, IL.


MedCLIVAR (Mediterranean Climate Variability and Predictability) is an international program, sponsored by the European Science Foundation and endorsed by CLIVAR, which aims at coordinating and promoting the study of the Mediterranean climate. The peculiar geographical location and the topographical features of the Mediterranean area makes it a region which is very sensible to global climate change. The vulnerability of Mediterranean environment and societies requires a consolidated knowledge of climate processes and evolution at regional scale. The main goals of MedCLIVAR include reconstruction of Mediterranean climate past evolution, description of patterns and mechanisms characterizing its space-time variability, understanding of regional climate dynamics and identification of the forcing responsible for observed and future changes. The networking activities of MedCLIVAR put together expertise in different research sectors and create a forum where to interchange the results and facilitate synergy.

Participants at the MedCLIVAR Final Conference, 6-9 June 2011, Lecce, Italy

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses that occur during the event. For more details, click here.

To Pay
Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners0 €
StudentsAny participant who is in the process of obtaining a PhD or who has obtained their PhD less than 1 year before the start of the conference.
95 €
Any participant who is not in the process of obtaining a PhD or who has obtained their PhD more than 1 year before the start of the conference.
280 €

Practical Information

The conference will take place at the Grand Hotel Tiziano in Lecce, Italy. Lecce is the main city of the Salento area, nearly halfway between the Ionic and the Adriatic coast, in the eastern point of the Italian peninsula. Lecce is the city in Puglia, which more than any other, has entirely preserved its historical and cultural identity. It has also been defined as the “small Florence of the south” for its Baroque atmosphere and its beautiful monuments. Lecce is a great base for exploring the Penisola Salentina.
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