The Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC) is a non-profit research institution (www.cmcc.it). CMCC’s mission is to investigate and model our climate system and its interactions with society to provide reliable, rigorous, and timely scientific results, which will in turn stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment, and develop science driven adaptation and mitigation policies in a changing climate. CMCC collaborates with experienced scientists, economists, and technicians, which work together in order to provide full analyses of climate impacts on various systems such as agriculture, ecosystems, coasts, water resources, health, and economics. CMCC also supports policymakers in setting and assessing costs, mitigation, and adaptation policies.
CMCC benefits from the extensive applied research experience of its consortium members: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV); Università del Salento; Centro Italiano di Ricerche Aerospaziali (CIRA S.c.p.a.); Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia; Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Università di Sassari, Università della Tuscia, Università degli Studi del Sannio. CMCC research activities are distributed among six research divisions that share different knowledge and skills in the field of climate science: The Numerical Applications and Scenarios (ANS) Division; The Climate Impacts and Policies. An Economic Assessment (CIP) Division; The Impacts on Agriculture, Forest, and Natural Ecosystems (IAFENT); The Impacts on Soil and Coast (ISC) Division; The Scientific Computing and Operations (SCO) Division; The Climate Services Division (SERC).
CMCC acquired portfolio of research projects includes 125 funded projects: 2 funded projects in FP6, 35 funded projects in FP7 and 88 funded projects under other EU and international research grants (tot. of ca. 43 M€). In about
a half of the implemented projects, CMCC acted as the coordinator.
For further information on CMCC please see Annual Report 2012 and CMCC Strategic Plan (www.cmcc.it/publications-type/annual-report).