MedCLIVARMedCLIVAR (*) serves as a scientific network to promote better communication among different scientific disciplines and to develop a multidisciplinary vision of the evolution of the Mediterranean climate through studies that integrate atmospheric, marine, and terrestrial climate components at time scales ranging from paleoreconstructions to future climate scenarios. The program deals with scientific issues including past climate variability; connections between the Mediterranean and global climate; Mediterranean Sea circulation and sea level; feedbacks on the global climate system; regional responses to greenhouse gases, air pollution, and aerosols, as well as regional impacts of climate change.

MedCLIVAR has contributed to scientific progress, new scientific synthesis, the education of a new generation of scientists, and the promotion of awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of regional climate change. To ensure future progress, MedCLIVAR aims to continue acting as a neutral forum in which analysis and prioritization of scientific issues are achieved through open discussion and cooperation is strongly promoted.

(*) Lionello, P., Gacic, M., Gomis, D., Garcia-Herrera, R., Giorgi, F., Planton, S., Trigo, R., Theocharis A.,Tsimplis M.N. , Ulbrich U., Xoplaki, E. (2012) Program focuses on climate of the Mediterranean region Eos Trans. AGU 93:105-106.

mmarcos sMarta Marcos is Researcher at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA), a joint research centre between the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and the Spanish Research Council (CSIC), since 2008. She obtained her PhD in Physics at the UIB in 2004, after which she did two post-doctoral stays at the University of La Rochelle and at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. Her research line is focused on sea level variability, mainly in the Mediterranean Sea. Her interests comprise from high frequency sea level changes to seasonal, inter-annual and long-term sea level variations together with their forcing mechanisms. She has published 35 papers in peer-reviewed journals and participated in 20 research projects. During the Conference she has been awarded “for her important contribution to research addressing key issues on Mediterranean sea level and for her active participation to MedCLIVAR activities”