Boosting innovation through the added value of climate services: the CLARA project launched

How to promote the European innovation potential and economic growth in the face of climate change? A new project aiming at developing a set of leading-edge climate services drawing on the Copernicus seasonal climate forecasts. A portfolio of climate services to improve policy and decision makings in five priority areas: disaster risk reduction, water resource management, agriculture and food security, renewable energy sources, and public health […]

Natural hazards: towards an integrated approach

How do people make decisions in the context of climate change risks and environmental conflicts? How can we measure their impacts? A clearer system of classification of disasters, an improvement of loss accounting mechanisms and a refocusing on extensive forms of risk can offer new possibilities for developing a more coherent path towards disaster risk reduction and sustainable development
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Women of the oceans: Nadia Pinardi among the worldwide excellence

Twenty years ago a new branch of oceanography has been established, that is ocean weather forecasts. Today we can know daily changes in temperatures, currents, waves, sea level. How? With numerical models and field observations. Read the story of Nadia Pinardi, pioneer of current oceanography, in the reportage on D Repubblica […]

Postdoc position at Princeton University – Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

A fellowship for a postdoctoral or more senior researcher in behavioral science under the guidance of Prof. Elke Weber to investigate obstacles to human adaptation to changes, in particular climate change. Have you got multidisciplinary interests in psychology, political science, the environmental sciences, other social and policy sciences, planning, architecture, and engineering? Find out more and apply now! […]

Italy 2050, the climate that lies ahead

How much precipitation in the coming decades? How often? What consequences in terms of drought periods and water availability? CMCC researcher Paola Mercogliano illustrates to Ansa the results of CMCC models: we might start to adapt to what it’s currently happening to be ready to address future challenges and realities […]

Ocean: Nadia Pinardi and the Big Friendly Giant at TEDxBologna

From the insights of Luigi Ferdinando Marsili (1679) on ocean dynamics and currents, to current satellite observations and numerical models. The expected impacts of climate change. The new frontiers of oceanography to study the ocean and use its resources in a better way. The peculiar situation in the Mediterranean area. Sustainable fishery, wind farm offshore, plants to exploit wave and current energy. The talk of Nadia Pinardi at TEDxBologna […]

Xylella: the challenge we can win

It’s about all of us, not only the Apulia region. Climate science can do its part and the CMCC is at forefront with its cutting edge technologies. Riccardo Valentini at the meeting of experts organized by Coldiretti in Lecce […]

INQUIMUS workshop series: integrating different assessment methodologies for multi-dimensional phenomena

How can scientific assessments inform decisions for problem solving in practice? As part of targeted efforts to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, a critical scientific discussion on assessments methods to identify common achievements and challenges. On September 19-21, 2017, in Bolzano, Italy. Deadline for abstracts submission: 4 August 2017 […]

Mitigation: the terrestrial ecosystems potential

Deforestation, biomass burning, environmental pollution, land use changes can alter its balance. We are talking about the soil organic carbon, and given the current climate change an accurate knowledge about its quantity is a key factor to improve carbon sequestration in soils and implement mitigation strategies. The FAO-CMCC report “Global Soil Organic Carbon Database” and its global database map in support to researchers and policy makers in land management and planning activities […]

World Oceans Day – Climate change: oceans at risk as never before

The increasing rate of ice melting, sea level rise, sea water temperatures. The recent revolution occured in the study of the deep ocean with the use of Argo floats. Simona Masina, oceanographer at the CMCC Foundation, illustrates the current state of the global ocean while highlighting the future challenges due to climate change in an interview at Radio3 Scienza […]

Fostering dialogue between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

A session chaired by CMCC researchers in the framework of the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. A discussion on the main conceptual and methodological challenges faced when developing efficient monitoring and evaluation procedures, sharing of the lessons learned so far and searching for synergies between the fields […]

5th International Conference on Reanalysis

The event organized by the Copernicus Climate Change Service and the World Climate Research Programme focused on reanalysis activities and climate variations monitoring in support to policy makers. Find out more and submit your abstract: the deadline has been extended up to May 31st, 2017 […]

Landslides and climate change: how to assess future impacts

Climate chain simulations, models and impact tools: how research tries to understand how climate change will affect future geological hazards such as landslides. The case study of Nocera Inferiore, in the Campania region, Italy, in one of the most affected areas […]

The water of the future: learning how to manage it

Two regions – Sardinia and Apulia – two stories to tell the World Water Day […]

Building local resilience to climate disaster risk

The Best Climate Practices 2017 contest is on! This new edition is focused on Disaster risk reduction, an essential piece of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Participate and send your proposal by May 31st, 2017. […]