Carolina Vera is Full Professor at the School of Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and Principal Researcher of Argentina National Council of Sciences (CONICET). Vera was the Director of the Argentinean-French Institute for Climate Studies and its impacts, jointly sponsored by UBA, CONICET, of Argentina and "Centre national de la recherche scientifique" (CNRS), Deputy Dean of the School of Sciences of UBA and Director of the Center for Atmosphere and Ocean Research (CIMA)/ UBA- CONICET.
Vera has long research experience on understanding, simulating and predicting climate variability and change. She has coordinated many recognized international research projects and programs related with climate variability and change. She has authored several peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and book chapters. Vera is the recipient of many awards for her research on climate in the Americas.
She is currently Vice-Chair of IPCC WG1, and member of Future Earth Science Committee. She has also served as Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change (IAI), Officer Member of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) Joint Scientific Committee, as Co-Chair of the WCRP Panel for the Variability of the American Monsoon Systems (VAMOS), ex-officio Member of the Independent Science Panel of the Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Member of the Scientific Committee of the Transformation to Sustainability Program of International Social Science Council (ISSC and Chair of the American Meteorological Society Committee for Meteorology and Oceanography of the Southern Hemisphere. Also, Vera was Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on "Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation" (SREX). She was recently co-Coordinator of the team that develops the report on present and future climate trends in Argentina for the 3rd national communication of Climate Change.
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina