Jose Luis Santos

Professor Jose Santos

Executive Director
International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO)

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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 interest are El Niño-Southern Oscillation variability and impacts, and Climate Change and variability on tropical areas.

Actual Ocupation

  • Executive Director - International Clivar
    Project Office

  • Professor - Researcher. Department of Maritime engineering and Marine Scinces. ESPOL(On Sabbatical Leave)


  • MBA Global, Tulane University

    MBA Global – International Cooperation. Tulane University. New Orleans, La. 2000

  • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

    Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences. Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta-Ga, 1995.

  • Diplomate, University of Rhode Island

    Diplomate: Coastal Resources Management. University of Rhode Island, 1992

  • M.Sc., University of Rhode Island

    M.Sc., Oceanography. University of Rhode Island. Narragansett, RI, 1986.

  • B.Sc., ESPOL

    B.Sc., Oceanography. Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral. Ecuador, 1984.

  • Continuing Education Short-Courses in:

    Interpersonal Relationships, Evaluation of Learning, Specific Objects of Learning, Leadership, Training of Trainers (1995-2002)