Jose Luis Santos Davila2After an extensive search, we would like to welcome the new Executive Director of the International Climate and Ocean Variability, Predictability and Change (CLIVAR) Project Office (ICPO), José Luis Santos Davila.


José obtained his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology of Atlanta, USA in 1995. He has been a Professor at the Marine Sciences and Maritime Engineering Department of the Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, located in Guayaquil, Ecuador since 1989. He was the Director of the International Research Center on El Niño (CIIFEN) between 2002-2005. His current research interests are El Niño-Southern Oscillation variability and impacts, and climate change and variability of tropical areas.

The ICPO Executive Director will be based at the International CLIVAR Project Office, generously hosted at the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO), in Qingdao, China. José will move to Qingdao and officially start his position at the beginning of April.