Dr Silvio Gualdi is a Climate Scientist specialising in climate simulations and predictions at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia.

He is also a Senior Scientist at the Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), where he leads the Climate Simulations and Predictions Division.

Silvio has a PhD in Geophysics from the University of Hamburg and a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Modena and has more than 16 years of experience in climate modelling and simulations.

During this period he has contributed to the development of a several climate models (e.g., SINTEX, CMCC-Med), and has performed a number of climate scenario simulations and projections (CMIP3, CMIP5).

Over the past 12 years, Silvio has participated in several international projects, including SINTEX, DEMETER, ENSEMBLES, CIRCE and COMBINE. He is member of the International Scientific Steering Committee of HyMex (Hydrological Cycle in the Mediterranean Experiment), and of the MedCLIVAR Programme.

Along with other colleagues, in 2006 he received the Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award.