The 6th MedCLIVAR conference will be the first one taking place in a North African country. It follows MedCLIVAR 2011 (Lecce, Italy), MedCLIVAR 2012 (Madrid, Spain), MedCLIVAR 2014 (Ankara, Turkey), MedCLIVAR 2016 (Athens, Greece), MedCLIVAR 2018 (Belgrade, Serbia).

This conference will have a special focus on the effects of climate change in the Mediterranean Region that are already threatening human societies and ecosystems. As the Mediterranean region is particularly exposed to climate-related risks, advances are needed for their understanding, assessment, and the development of suitable adaptation measures. The conference will bring together scientists from the whole range of disciplines involved in the MedCLIVAR community, to assess, through observations and modelling, climate change in the Mediterranean region and risks for terrestrial and marine biodiversity, water resources, food production, touristic activities, health development, and migration processes. The research presented will consider all relevant scales of the climate system, in particular regional, local and urban scales. Special emphasis will be on North African climate and tropical-mid-latitudes interactions. Studies will present results, tools, and methods for better understanding the complexity of the Mediterranean climate, for the estimation of past, present, and future changes, and on implications for Mediterranean societies.

The conference is planned to be organized with the physical presence of the participants. However, its format will be kept flexible, with the possibility of virtual attendees, to adapt to the uncertain evolution of the health context. Please, check the webpage for updated information on the conference organization, sessions, important dates, and the contact form.