Welcome to Mediterranean Climate Outlook Forum

  • + A new inter-regional climate outlook forum for the Mediterranean Region.
  • + Development and dissemination of a consensus-based seasonal climate outlook.
  • + Periodic organization of activities aiming to strengthen the existing capabilities in seasonal forecasting.

17-18 November 2014, Antalya (Turkey)

Third MedCOF

The Third Session of MedCOF (MedCOF-3) will take place in Antalya, Turkey, on 17-18 November 2014, kindly hosted by the Turkish State Meteorological Service.

MedCOF-3 will be followed by the parallel sessions of the South East European Climate Outlook Forum (SEECOF-12), and the Northern African Climate Outlook Forum (PRESANORD-7) on 19-20 November.

Furthermore, the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) will convene a Regional Consultation Meeting (RMC) with users communities across South East Europe (SEE) on 21-22 November at the same venue.




18 Apr-28 May 2014, On line

Second MedCOF

MedCOF-2 comprises 3 steps: The first one will be devoted to verification of the MedCOF-1 winter forecast; the second one to the assessment of current state of climate and, finally, the third one to the building of consensus statements.

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13-19 November 2013, Belgrade

First MedCOF

As agreed in the MedCOF Scoping Meeting (12-14 June 2013, Madrid, Spain), the first session of the Mediterranean Climate Outlook Forum (MedCOF-1) was held on 18-19 November 2013 in Belgrade, Serbia, kindly hosted by the Republic Hydrometeorological Service (RHMS) of Serbia.

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12-14 June 2013, Madrid

MedCof Scoping Meeting

The scoping meeting focused on collaboration/cooperation across the Mediterranean basin for operational provision of climate information at seasonal scales (and tentatively beyond). It was mainly organized to allow in depth discussions on the scientific issues relevant for a potential Regional Climate Outlook Forum (RCOF) covering partially or totally the Mediterranean basin. RCOFs are a key component of the climate-related activities performed by WMO and a pillar of the Global Framework for Climate Services.

The main objective of the meeting was to lay the foundations for an interregional (RAI and RAVI) RCOF. This potential RCOF will also strengthen the capacity of its participants. The meeting, organized by AEMET in collaboration with WMO, aimed to define the scope of the future RCOF, stakeholders involved and their responsibilities, task and procedures.

The meeting took place at AEMET headquarters in Madrid.

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