Martin Beniston

Martin Beniston is full professor at the University of Geneva, where he holds the Chair for Climate Research and is Director of the Institute for Environmental Sciences Carl Vogt and the C3i (Climatic Change and Climate Impacts Research). From 1993-1996 Martin held the vice-chairmanship of one of the working groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), that was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

From 2008-2014 Martin coordinated a major European project on climate and water ( He was also the initiator and scientific leader of the 2013 “Planet Solar Deep Water” expedition in the North Atlantic, using “Planet Solar”, the world’s largest solar-powered ship that was designed in Switzerland.

He has close to 190 publications in the international literature, and is editor or associate editor of several journals and book series with international publishers. In 2000, he was elected to the Academia Europea, the European Academy of Science.

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