In 2015, CMCC reorganized its scientific structure with the aim of enhancing the integration and the collaboration among interdisciplinary skills needed to face climate sciences related topics. The new structure became operative on January 1, 2015. CMCC research activities are now distributed among 8 research divisions that share different knowledge and skills in the field of climate science. The Strategic Committee coordinates the scientific and planning activities of the operative divisions.

  • ASC – Advanced Scientific Computing Division

    The Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) Division carries out R&D activities on Computational Science applied to the Climate Change domain. In particular, it focuses on the optimization of numerical models on HPC architectures and the management of large volumes of scientific data looking forward at exascale scenarios.

  • CSP – Climate Simulation and Prediction Division

    The CSP Division contributes to the development of the CMCC climate and earth system models, and uses them to explore and improve our understanding of the mechanisms underpinning climate variability, climate predictability and climate change, by means of numerical simulations.

  • ECIP – Economic analysis of Climate Impacts and Policy Division

    The ECIP Division aims to translate into economic values climate scenarios and the subsequent quantification of the impact of climate change, in collaboration with other divisions. The economic valuation is then the basis for designing the most appropriate policies to mitigate emissions and for adaptation to climate change.

  • IAFES – Impacts on Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services

    The IAFES Division focuses on the diagnosis and prediction of the climate change impacts on agriculture and terrestrial natural and semi-natural ecosystems, and on the services they provide, at local to global scale. The activities comprise basic and applied research, up to operational purposes in the context of ecosystem services.

  • ODA – Ocean modeling and Data Assimilation

    The ODA division focuses on the development and improvement of the CMCC Earth System Model components with a particular emphasis on the physical and biogeochemical ocean models.

  • OPA – Ocean Predictions and Applications

    The OPA Division deals with the development of models and methods for interdisciplinary research on marine operational forecasting, on the interactions between coastal areas and the open ocean, on the development of services and applications for all maritime economy sectors, including transport, security and management of coastal areas and marine resources, in the context of climate change adaptation problems.

  • RAAS – Risk assessment and adaptation strategies

    The division Risk assessment and adaptation strategies (RAAS), established in November 2014, brought together research groups with sizable expertise and long-standing experience in climate risk analysis and assessment, and development of adaptation strategies and policies, previously affiliated with other research divisions.

  • REMHI – REgional Models and geo-Hydrological Impacts

    The main activities of REMHI Division include studies about: regionalization of the climatic signal through the development and use of statistical and dynamical downscaling approaches, and qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the effects of climate changes and anthropogenic pressure on the geo hydrological hazards (such as landslides, floods and droughts).