Belgrade, Serbia, November 13-19, 2013

   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.

    Development and dissemination of a consensus-based seasonal climate outlook, along with an estimate of its associated uncertainty, will be the flagship product of the Mediterranean Climate Outlook Forum (MedCOF), who aims to provide a clear user-relevant message through the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of the participating countries.

   This collaborative initiative will contribute to the capacity building and will build trust among climate information providers as well as user communities. However, as some participants in MedCOF are still in an incipient status of developing the seasonal forecasting both in operations and research domains, MedCOF will also facilitate the periodic organization of courses, workshops and other activities aiming to strengthen the existing capabilities in seasonal forecasting and other working areas.

   The session was held in connexion with two other related events planned in a consecutive way as follows:

  • 13-16 November 2013 - Regional training on Long-Range Forecasts
  • 18-19 November 2013 - MedCOF-1
  • 20-21 November 2013 - SEECOF-10


pdf Informative Note