Medclic: the Mediterranean in one click

Observing our sea to gain more insight into the world.

The Mediterranean sea is like a small-scale ocean. Through observation we can study the role played by seas and oceans in climate change, as well as the effects of this climate change on the sea, coastline and marine ecosystems.

The Medclic programme has the following goals:

  • In the area of research: to progress in resolving small-scale oceanic variability.

  • In the area of awareness: to raise society’s awareness of new scientific approaches to marine and coastal observation and share the findings of research into small-scale variability.

The ICTS SOCIB (Infraestructura Científica i Tècnica Singular and Sistema d’Observació Costaner de les Illes Balears) is a multiplatform observation and forecasting system that provides data, products and services to meet the needs of marine and coastal research, technological development and society in general.

The new oceanographic observation systems represent a technological development and also improve our ability to respond to specific problems such as beach erosion and water quality.

The ”la Caixa” Foundation, together with the ICTS SOCIB, is working to ensure society values research and understands and is sensitive towards environmental problems such as climate change.

To bring science closer to people, Medclic carries out educational programmes and activities to raise awareness of science related to research into the Mediterranean.