The BINGO project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, under the Grant Agreement number 641739.

Project Advisory Board

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The BINGO Project Advisory Board comprises a high-level international panel of experts from different areas of knowledge that will provide an additional form of quality control, advice, and validation of the vision, global impact and outreach of the project.


Paul Fleming, USA (Chair)

Manager of the Climate Resiliency Group at Seattle Public Utilities

Responsible for leading climate research initiatives, assessing climate risks, developing adaptation/mitigation strategies and establishing collaborative partnerships. Active participant in several national and international efforts focused on water and climate change. Co-convening lead author of the Water Resources chapter of the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment. 

Pavel Kabat, The Netherlands

Director General and CEO of IIASA; Director of the Royal Dutch Institute for Integrated Research on Wadden Sea Region

Twenty years of experience in leading interdisciplinary and international research teams on global environmental change.  With support from the European Commission and other large international agencies (such as NASA), he has pioneered large-scale research on global change that has provided the foundation for a new generation of thinking in global change research. 

Luísa Schmidt, Portugal

Principal researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS-ULisboa)

Leads the Observa - Observatory of Environment, Territory and Society. She’s part of the scientific committee of the PhD on ‘Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies’; member of the National Council for the Environment and the Sustainable Development and of the Working Group on Sustainable Development at the European Environment Advisory Council. She is also a renowned columnist of environmental issues at Expresso, a top Portuguese newspaper.

Hans von Storch, Germany

Director Emeritus of the Institute of Coastal Research; Professor at the University of Hamburg and Ocean University of Qingdao

Forty years of expertise in climate research and global warming. He coined use of the "downscaling" terminology and was involved in the first examples of using the statistical variant of this approach for the construction of climate change scenarios. Joint work with social scientists allowed him to embed the practice of climate science and its interaction with public, media and politics into concepts such as "post-normal science".

Maria Teresa Ribeiro, Portugal

Deputy Secretary of the Union for Mediterranean (UfM); Coordinator of the UFM Climate Change Expert Group and of the UFM Platforms on Energy

Secretary of State for European Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal between 2008 and 2009. During her career she has held different positions in the fields of communication, international relations, trade and investment, among others. With a long work experience with different European Union institutions, Council of Europe and UNESCO.

Mariza Costa-Cabral, currently USA

Senior Scientist at Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Inc., Seattle

Expert in hydrologic modelling and analysis of the impacts of projected climate change on water resources. With a strong interest on practical applications of advanced scientific methods and dialog with water managers and all societal agents, Mariza leads the climate and water resources specialty at Northwest Hydraulic Consultants. She was a tenured scientist at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Research Center.

Katharine Knox, UK

Programme Manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (‘Climate change and social justice’)

Background in social and public policy research in the voluntary and public sectors, as well as a brief stint in academia. Katharine leads the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s research on climate change, social justice and community resilience in the UK as well as research on sustainable housing linked to the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust’s housing Derwenthorpe development. She initiated the development of the Climate Just website with partners in academia, the voluntary sector and Environment Agency.

Bart Van den Hurk, The Netherlands

Head of Model research at KNMI, The Netherlands; Professor of Climate-society interaction at VU University Amsterdam

PhD on land surface modelling in weather and climate models. Involved in the development of the KNMI regional climate modelling activities, and Netherlands Climate Change scenarios. Leader of national projects on delivering tailored climate change information to various sectors. Member of various WCRP committees on (land surface) modelling. Coordinator of Hor2020 project IMPREX.

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The BINGO project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, under the Grant Agreement number 641739.


The project is coordinated at European level by Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC, Portugal).


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