Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano is Scientific Researcher at the Pyrenean Institute of Ecology, a Research Centre of the Spanish National Research Council based in Zaragoza (Spain). Main activity of Sergio is the scientific research on different topics related to global change, including the study of landscape and vegetation changes in the Mediterranean region and different hydrological and climatic processes analysed on different spatial and temporal scales. Specifically, he has studied the influence of atmospheric circulation mechanisms on water resources availability, the assessment of climate change from an observational point of view, and the study of droughts from different perspectives, including the development of drought indices to improve the quantification of this complex phenomenon, and the assessment of drought impacts on environments and water resources. Sergio has coordinated different research projects at the European level and, in collaboration with stakeholders and water managers, participated in projects of adaptation to the climate change in different regions of Spain. He has published more than 300 scientific documents, including more than 200 articles in international journals of the fields of water resources, atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, etc. (see https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=SomUZHMAAAAJ). He has also developed different climate services and products, including a drought monitoring system with global coverage (https://spei.csic.es/map). Currently Sergio is working as lead author for the sixth assessment report of the IPCC.
Santiago Beguería Portugués PhD in Physical Geography by the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 2003. Staff researcher (Investigador Científico de OPIs) at Estación Experimental de Aula Dei of the Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (EEAD-CSIC) of Spain since 2007. Previously, postdoctoral researcher at University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) and Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología (IPE-CSIC). Scientific Officer (2009-2012) and Coordinator (2013-2015) of the Earth Sciences Section, Spanish Science Evaluation Agency (Agencia Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva, ANEP). Deputy Director of EEAD-CSIC (2010-2018). Researcher in more than 20 R+D projects, including several from the European Framework Programs 6, 7 and 8. Has been principal Investigator (PI) of three national projects of the Spanish Government (CGL2011-24185, CGL2014-52135-C3-1-R, CGL2017-83866-C3-3-R), and national coordinator of one ERA-NET Mountain project (PIM2010ECR-00726), and two Interreg projects (EFA082/15, SOE1/P5/F0026). Currently, main coordinator of one ERA-NET Waterworks project (PCIN-2017-020) and one INTERREG POCTEFA project (EFA210/16), PI of one national project (CGL2017-83866-C3-3-R), and group coordinator of one Interrreg project (EFA346/19). Total funding received (as PI): 2.841.362 €. Author or coauthor of more than 170 scientific publications, including more than 130 articles in international, peer-reviewed, journals. These publications have received more than 8000 citations in ISI-JCR journals. Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics- WoS (2019). Coordinator and teacher of the postgraduate course on Spatial and Temporal Data Analysis with R co-organized by the Spanish Climatological Society (AEC), CSIC and University of Zaragoza (8 editions between 2010 and 2018), and coordinator and teacher of the Introductory Course on Data Analysis with R by AEC-CSIC (5 editions, 2014-2018). Supervisor of six PhD students. Main research topics: hydrology and Climatology; Water Resources, Climatic Hazard and Agro- climatology; Soil Erosion and Sediment Sources; Numeric simulation, Statistical analysis of spatial and temporal data.
José Carlos González Hidalgo Bsch Geography (University Oviedo), High Diploma on Rural Planning on Environmental Function and Msc on Science by Mediterranean Agronomic Institute, and PhD on Geography by Zaragoza University. He has been Assstant Teacher in Ecology Dep. at Alicante University (1992-1997), Profesor Titular (permanent position) at Zaragoza University (1997-2013) and from 2013 Professor of Physical Geography in the same University. Visiting Researcher at ISAC-CNR Bologna, Italy, (2009) and Visiting Professor at Torino University, Italy (2014). His research has been focussed from decades on climate evolution at regional scales, with especial emphasis on database development during the second half of the XX century; coauthor jointly Martín de Luis and Michele Brunetti of Monthly Precipitation Dataset grid of Spanish conterminous land (1945-2005, acronim MOPREDAS) and coauthor with Dhais Peña Angulo and Michele Brunetti of Monthly Temperature Dataset of Spanish conterminous land (1951-2010, acronim MOTEDAS; both dataset availables at web site clices.unizar.es). Continuous Leader of Researcher Project from 1999 under financial support of National and Regional Spanish Goverment, sometimes in collaboration with CSIC Departments ((IPE and EEAD) (total financial budget c. 500.000 Euros). Author of more than 60 papers included in JCR (h-index 34) and more than 150 communications in scientific meetings mostly focussed on climatology; ranked in the first decil of spanish researchre by productivity and impact. At present his research is focussed in climate data rescue from Libros Anuales edited by National Meteorological Services during the 1900-1950 period, with the aim to analize with highest spatial detail as possible the climate evolution during the last century in spanish conterminous land.
Dhais Peña Angulo Researcher at the “Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Her research in the field of Climatology deals with i) processing of climate-related information to build climatic databases; ii) statistical analysis of climate spatio-temporal series including quality control, homogenization, temporal reconstruction and spatial interpolation; iii) interpretation of climate events in conjunction with other environmental variables such as hydrologic processes or soil erosion. Currently, she has started working in the field of biometeorology, focusing on studying the possible relationships existing between climate variables and human health.
Fernando Domínguez Castro is ARAID (Aragonese Foundation for Research and Development) researcher at the Department of Geography and Regional Planning of the Zaragoza University. His main research is focused on the climate variability of the last 500 years, with special interest in extreme events and their impacts. He works mainly with meteorological information from conventional stations and documentary sources. He has published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has participated in 18 research projects.
Iván Noguera Corral is pre-doctoral researcher at the Pyrenean Institute of Ecology (CSIC). His research is focused on the climate analysis of droughts and their impacts. Specifically, he has studied the space-time patterns of “flash droughts” and their trends over the last 60 years in Spain using drought indices. Previously, he has worked in studies related to natural risks and territorial planning.
Fergus Reig Gracia is a programmer analyst who has been focused on hydrology and climatology for a few years. He has participated in programming, computation and online publication of indexes such as the and the NDVI. Previously, he worked in other fields such as medieval literature and mobile phone applications.
Miquel Tomas Burguera Postodoctoral researcher at Estación Experimental de Aula Dei. He focuses his research in the study of evaporative demand and its impacts in climatology, ecology or hydrology. Especifically, his research mainly focuses in: i) obtaining better methods to generate climate databases of evaporative demand; ii) study of the spatial and temporal variability of evaporative demand; iii) sensitivity analysis of the evaporative demand to climate variables and their changes. He also showed interest in the study of extreme events, such as extreme rainfalls or droughts.
Roberto Serrano Notivoli Postdoctoral researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Zaragoza (Spain). His research interests include trans-disciplinary work involving the past climatic variability in the instrumental period, its impacts on other components of the natural system and the provision of data and tools for climate analysis and related decision-making processes. His ongoing research is focused on the impacts of extreme events on agricultural and forestry systems over several regions of the world such as western Mediterranean; European southern mountain areas and tropical Andes.