13/12/2017

Antonio Navarra – President of the CMCC Foundation –  introduces the Annual Report 2016:
“A detailed description of the results of the ANVUR report, with highlights for 2016 of the different activities of the Center, from the refereed papers published in top scientific journals, to the networking capacity shown by the participation in several research projects.
The future holds new and compelling challenges. We will address them with the determination and awareness of those who know the key role they can play.”

Science plays a fundamental role in addressing the complex issues that characterize our contemporary societies. It can provide the most accurate, precise and timely information to make available for decision-makers in the public and private sector, at global, national and regional level.

Since its establishment, the CMCC Foundation is committed to produce the scientific knowledge required to consider the issues connected to climate change and their interplay with socio-economic and environmental systems. Therefore we have chosen to submit the CMCC scientific production to the second Evaluation of the Quality of Research (VQR) carried out by ANVUR – the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research Systems (Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca). The report shows that the CMCC Foundation scores very high, and its quality indicators for scientific research are among the best record in the evaluation.

It is an encouraging result that underscores the multidisciplinary character of our research and our capability to collaborate with the most outstanding institutions in the field of climate sciences.
These are the specific features that enable the CMCC Foundation to continue its scientific research activity showing an excellent positioning at every level, from international to national.

In this report, in addition to a detailed description of the results of the ANVUR report, we propose highlights for 2016 of the different activities of the Center, from the refereed papers published in top scientific journals, to the networking capacity shown by the participation in several research projects.

The future holds new and compelling challenges. We will address them with the determination and awareness of those who know the key role they can play. As in the participation of CMIP6, the project that coordinates the international community on climate simulation with the aim to deliver high-quality climate information by using shared standards, protocols, and data. It is a highly complex and prestigious work that will be of great support in drafting the next IPCC report AR6 which is already in preparation and will be released in 2021.

Now more than ever, the CMCC Foundation is at work to address these challenges and improve scientific knowledge on climate change, while providing its contribution as an active member of the national and international community.

Download the Annual Report 2016.