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.

gjorda sGabriel Jordà is a postdoctoral researcher at IMEDEA (a joint centre between the University of the Balearic Islands and the Spanish Research Council) since 2006. He obtained his PhD in Oceanography at Universidat Politécnica de Catalunya in 2005. His research comprises a wide range of topics, all related to marine climate and dynamics, with special relevance on ocean numerical modelling. During recent years he has focused on sea level variability and its forcing mechanisms using both numerical models and observations. He has participated in 17 research projects and has published 20 scientific papers. During the MedClivar 2012 conference he was awarded for his important contribution to the understanding of the processes driving Mediterranean sea level variability, his contribution to the second MedCLIVAR book and active participation to MedCLIVAR activities.