The MEDARE Initiative

Goal and objectives

The long-term goal of the MEDARE initiative is to develop a high quality instrumental climate dataset for the Greater Mediterranean Region (GMR)

Such effort will be achieved through:

  • Seeking and mobilizing resources at the national, regional and international scales in support of DARE activities over the GMR.
  • Undertaking specific data rescue (DARE) projects at the national, regional and international levels in a collaborative funding context.
  • Researching on DARE issues, contributing to and integrating new advances in the field.
  • Developing a web-based data and metadata exchange infrastructure.
  • Organizing workshops, seminars, exchange fellowships, summer schools, etc.
  • Training young scientists in DARE techniques and procedures.
  • Raising awareness on the key and essential role of developing high-quality climate data sets amongst NMHS managers and staff, stakeholders, policy-makers, social agents and society.
  • Publicising MEDARE aims and activities amongst related meetings, workshops, projects, programs and initiatives.
  • Capacity building on DARE procedures through demonstration and training.
  • Establishing durable links and synergies with other related projects and initiatives.

MEDARE aims to achieve a number of sustainable development goals by providing Decision and Policy makers in all climate sensitive sectors in the region with the most scientifically sound and longest climate data sets. These include, for example, access to longer series for assessing impact/sector models. Ultimately, MEDARE outputs will be used in defining and/or adopting optimal strategies to mitigate climate change, and for improving and/or developing plans, activities and operations in adapting to climate change impacts across the GMR.


This web portal is an external branch of the CCl website developed by the MEDARE community and host by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain)

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

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