The CMCC Scientific organization aims at enhancing the integration and the collaboration among interdisciplinary skills needed to face climate sciences related topics.

The Strategic Council has a function of strategic direction and supervision. It is composed of the Scientific Coordinators of CMCC, who have been in the past Heads of Division, but no longer have operational responsibilities.
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The Leadership Group is composed of the Directors of Division, who meet on a monthly basis to coordinate their operations. The group appoints a coordinator from within. The Leadership Group relies on the Strategic Council.
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CMCC research activities are now distributed among 8 research divisions that share different knowledge and skills in the field of climate science.

Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) Division
The ASC Division carries out  R&D activities on Computational Science applied to the Climate Change domain [Read more]

Climate Simulation and Prediction (CSP) 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 [Read more]

Economic analysis of Climate Impacts and Policy (ECIP) Division
The ECIP Division aims to translate into economic values climate scenarios and the subsequent quantification of the impact of climate change [Read more]

Impacts on Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services (IAFES) Division
IAFES Division activities focus on the diagnosis and forecast of climate change impacts on agriculture and on natural and semi-natural earth ecosystems [Read more]

Ocean modeling and Data Assimilation (ODA) Division
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 [Read more]

Ocean Predictions and Applications (OPA) Division
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 [Read more]

Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies (RAAS) Division
The RAAS Division brings together research groups with sizable expertise and long-standing experience in climate risk analysis and assessment, and development of adaptation strategies and policies [Read more]

REgional Models and geo-Hydrological Impacts (REHMI) Division
The 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 [Read more]