Oceans play a key role in energy storage in the global Earth–Ocean–Atmosphere system. Within this framework, the knowledge of past evolution and future trends of sea surface temperature (SST) is crucial for the future climate scenarios. Recent studies have highlighted the role of SST as an important ingredient for the development and/or intensification of heavy precipitation events (HPE) in the Mediterranean basin, and other areas in the world, but have also highlighted its role in heat waves in Europe. Hence, SST study and monitoring could play a role in the forecasting of HPE events. CEAMed is, then, a web portal dedicated to the analysis and monitoring of Mediterranean SST.
CEAMed is part of the research project VERSUS (CGL2015-67466-R), funded by the spanish R&D&I national plan.