Martin Beniston#


Martin Beniston
Email:martin.beniston 'at' unige.ch
Membership Number:1937
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:mbeniston
Homepage: http://www.unige.ch/climate/Team/Beniston.html



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2006 Full professor at the University of Geneva, Chair for Climate Research and Director of the Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE)
  • 1996-2006 Full professor position as head of the Department of Geosciences at the University of Fribourg
  • 1993-1996 Senior scientist position at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and the vice-chairmanship of one of the working groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • 1990-1992 Director of ProClim (the Swiss National Climate Program of the Swiss Academy of Sciences in Bern)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Air pollution
  • Climate change

Honours and Awards
  • Co-ordinator and initiator of the EU-FP7 ACQWA project
  • 2000 Elected member of the Academia Europea, the European Academy of Sciences, since the Year 2000
  • 2005 Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the European Research Course on Atmospheres (ERCA)
  • Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Austrian Climate Research Program
  • Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the EU-ENSEMBLES Project (6th Framework Programme "Environment")
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the EU ERA-NET "Climate and Health" programme
  • Member of the Climate Change Task Force of Green Cross International, chaired by former president Michael Gorbatchev
  • Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of GDF-SUEZ, Paris, one of the world's largest energy consortia


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