Carolina Vera is the Director of the Centre for Atmosphere and Ocean Research (CIMA-UMI/IFAEC), jointly sponsored by the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina National Council of Sciences (CONICET) and CNRS (France). Dr Vera has long research experience on understanding and predicting climate variability and change in South America. She also participates in integrated projects focused on developing climate information for decision making at different socio-economic sectors (e.g. water resources, agriculture). She has authored several peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and book chapters.She is currently member of Future Earth Science Committee and the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change (IAI). She has also served in other committees like the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) Joint Scientific Committee. She was Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on “Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation” (SREX).