martamarcosMarta Marcos, IMEDEA(UIB-CSIC), Mallorca, Spain,

Marta is a researcher at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) since 2008. She is now working under a “Ramón y Cajal” contract. Her main expertise is related to changes in sea level, from the high frequency phenomena (her PhD was focused on meteotsunamis around the Balearic Islands), such as tsunamis and extreme sea level episodes, to the long term variability and its relationship with climate. She is also interested in hydrographic variability in the Western Mediterranean and its relationship with biological communities. She teaches General Physics (undergraduate) and Physical Oceanography (master) at the University of the Balearic Islands.


fm_calafatFrancisco M. Calafat, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK,

Francisco is a physical oceanographer whose research is directed at understanding the dynamics of the different mechanisms responsible for sea level variability, on time scales ranging from hours to centuries. In 2011 he was awarded a 3-year Marie Curie Fellowship to investigate the primary processes contributing to the long-term sea level variability in the Arctic, the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. During the first two years of his Marie Curie fellowship he conducted his research at the University of South Florida (USA), whereas in the third year he worked at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS). Since July 2014 he works at NOCS on the validation of satellite altimetry data from the Cryosat mission as well as on the improvement of such data in the coastal zone.


sonkeSonke Dangendorf, Research Institute for Water and Environment (fwu),University of Siegen, Germany,

Sönke is a coastal engineer and researcher at the Research Institute for Water and Environment (fwu) at the University of Siegen, Germany. His research is dedicated to the understanding of global and regional sea level variability (from hours to centuries) and its link to coastal flood risk. With regard to this he is very interested into advanced statistical approaches accurately describing the varying processes (on different timescales) involved into the dynamics of sea level variability. His interests also include the processing of historical tide gauge records and their ability in describing the storminess conditions in different regions worldwide.


ivan_linkinIvan Haigh, University of Southampton, UK,

Ivan is a lecture is a lecturer in coastal oceanography in Ocean and Earth Science (OES), University of Southampton (UoS). For the past 12 years he has worked on a wide range of coastal projects in industry and academia, focusing on: (1) assessing changes in mean and extreme sea levels, and associated coastal flooding and erosion; and (2) translating global projections of sea level changes down to local scales to inform risk-based management and policy. He is interested in sea level variations from time scales of minutes, through to long term changes, and has considerable experience in analysing observational data and applying hydrodynamic models. Since joining UoS in 2012, he has developed and leads a dynamic research group at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) where OES is located, consisting of 3 postdocs and 4 PhD students.