The MEDARE Initiative

What is MEDARE?

The MEditerranean climate DAta REscue (MEDARE) project is an initiative, born under the auspice of the World Meteorological Organization, with the main objective is being to develop, consolidate and progress climate data and metadata rescue activities across the Greater Mediterranean Region (GMR).

MEDARE country participants, together with affiliated organizations and individuals, will work together on the enhancement of research activities, capacity building, multi-country Data Rescue Projects, training and raising awareness of the importance of climate data and resource mobilisation.

The long-term goal of MEDARE is to develop a comprehensive high quality instrumental climate dataset for the GMR with a focus on the Essential Climate Variables (ECV) of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). Such a dataset will support and improve our ability to monitor, detect and predict climate variability and change at regional and national levels, thereby allowing countries of the GMR to develop robust strategies for managing climate related risks and adapting to climate change.

The MEDARE initiative brings together climatologists from the National Meteorological and Hydrological services in the GMR, scientists from universities, research centres and other international climate-related institutions and projects.


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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