Sara Basart

Dr Sara Basart is a researcher at the World Meteorological Orgnization. Her main research background covers mineral- dust modelling, air quality, and aerosols. She is the scientist in charge of the WMO’s SDS-WAS’s NAMEE regional center and the Barcelona Dust Forecast Center (BDFC) hosted at the BSC. Basart also participates in international projects such as the International Cooperative on Aerosol Prediction (ICAP) initiative, the EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 (SOLWARIS, ACTRIS, and ACTRIS-2), and the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS-84, CAMS-61, and CAMS-95). She is the lead project investigator of the European Research Area for Climate Services’s (ERA4CS) project DustClim. Recently, she was elected chair of the COST’s inDust project. Basart has authored or co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and book chapters. Furthermore, she has participated in capacity building and transfer-of-knowledge activities associated with private contracts, the European Commission, and UN programmes.