Senior Professor of Meteorology at the Universitat de les Illes Balears and Academician at the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona. He received his undergraduate degree and his Doctor of Physics degree from the Universitat de Barcelona, where he was Vice-Rector from 2003 to 2006. In 2007 he became President of the Science Commission for National Accreditation of University Professors. His research focuses mainly on Mediterranean meteorology and climate, with publications in the most prestigious reviews of Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climate.
He is a member of various scientific associations, including the Royal Spanish Society of Physics, President of the Specialized Group on Physics of the Atmosphere and Ocean; board member of the Royal Meteorological Society, the American Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Union. Among his other activities, he is author and manager of the National Climate Program of the National Research and Development Plan, member of the Spanish delegation to the United Nations Framework Program on Climate Change, member of the National Council on Climate and its Permanent Commission, president of the Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences Section of the Spanish Geodesic and Geophysics Commission, member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and of its Executive Commission, as well as one of its reviewers.
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