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Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change, Italy

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Acronym: CMCC

Country: Italy

Role in CIRCLE-2: Co-leader WP DESIGN and co-leader Tasks 2.1 and 2.2

Webpage: http://www.cmcc.it/welcome-at-cmccs-web-site?set_language=en

Description

The Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) is the Italian research center on climate science and policy. Financially supported by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, the Ministry for Education, University and Research and the Ministry for Economy, CMCC was established in 2005 as a non-profit limited company. Its activities focus on the development and applications of models of climate dynamics, impacts of climate change and adaptation and mitigation policies. CMCC manages its programme CMCC (27 Million EURO) and managed other programmes such as "Italia-USA-Accordo Programmatico per attività di ricerca relativa ai cambiamenti climatici e per lo sviluppo di nuove tecnologie" (and "Programma Cooperazione Italia-Romania su Ricerca Ambientale ed Educativa".

CMCC is mandated by the IMELS (Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea) to manage the national research programme termed Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, which covers themes related to the CIRCLE-2 (Climate Impact Research & Response Coordination for a Larger Europe) Project, such as climate modelling and climate change impacts assessment.

Currently CMCC research projects portfolio is composed by a consistent number of national, European and international projects (28 projects for a total amount of ca. 13 Million EURO) split among: National calls (11 projects), 2 FP6 projects, 7 FP7 projects. CMCC coordinates the FP6 project CIRCE (Climate Change and Impact Research: the Mediterranean Environment) and is further involved in the FP7 projects: CLARIS (A Europe-South America Network For Climate Change Assessment and Impact Studies in La Plata Basin) and others.

Key Personnel

photo Sergio Castellari
castellari(at)bo.ingv.it
photo Sara Venturini
sara.venturini(at)cmcc.it