Mr Ernesto Rodríguez-Camino is Head of Climate Evaluation and Modelling Division at AEMET, responsible for research on issues related with classical climatology and climate modelling. Seasonal forecasting and generation of downscaled climate change projections over Spain -feeding a wide variety of impact and adaptation studies- are two of the main operational responsibilities of this division. He has long experience in atmospheric modelling and has also participated in many national and international projects in connexion with modelling. He was deputy project leader of the HIRLAM project for the development of an operational limited area model for short-term forecasting. He has recently participated in the shaping of European Met Services’ plans for climate services in the frame of the World Meteorological Organization’s Global Framework for Climate Services. He is currently participating in the WMO RAVI Working Group on Climate and Hydrology leading the Task Team on the Climate Watch System. He is also very active in the coordination of the WMO MedCOF initiative.