Climate change poised to transform marine and freshwater ecosystems

Nearly 60 million people are employed in fisheries and aquaculture. Climate change poses a risk to their livelihoods. A new report FAO presents new research as well as unique synthesis of the most current scientific information on how a changing climate is altering the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers and reshaping the lives of the communities who rely on them. With the scenarios of ocean change provided by the CMCC […]

Eleventh Annual Meeting of IAMC: the call for abstracts is open

Submit your abstract and participate in the Integrated Modeling Assessment Consortium annual meeting, to be held in Sevilla, Spain, on November 13-15, 2018. Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2018 […]

Water management: innovative ways to assess precipitation distribution

Precipitation has a direct impact on both the ecosystem and the human society, it affects groundwater and reservoirs, and constitutes a major environmental hazard. CMCC researcher Paola Marson presents a new statistical framework able to describe the spatial distribution and intensity of rainfall, especially focusing on mountainous regions. Watch the video […]

Assessing mitigation strategies from forest ecosystems

A model to predict the evolution and growth dynamics of forests including carbon and water fluxes while evaluating the potential role of forests in climate change mitigation. A study published on Forests by CMCC researchers S. Marconi, T. Chiti, R. Valentini and A. Collalti […]

Forest ecosystems: a new research group on forest modelling

Alessio Collalti, researcher at the CMCC Foundation – IAFES Division, is the new coordinator of the work group on forest modelling of the Italian Society of Forestry and Ecology SISEF. Among its research topics, the coordination and integration in a unitary perspective of the knowledge on forest ecosystems acquired in the last decades […]

Master in Marine Sciences – Ocean Physics and Technology launched

An advanced preparation in Oceanography and Marine Technologies. A specific high level training focused on the science of ocean forecasting and the services that derive from it. The deadline for the Master registration is April 18, 2017 […]

Climate change and agriculture: how to assess future impacts?

Crop productivity and future climate impacts. A comparison between models and observations in the first CMCC seminar, the video of the presentation of Malcolm Mistry, ECIP Division […]

Oceans: studying the past to better understand the future

A research that opens the way for the development of a new, more accurate operational short-term ocean forecast system. From a study by the CMCC Foundation, new techniques to improve our understanding of the sea […]

Antarctica: ice, climate change and what might happen

The Antarctic sea ice cover have continued to increase despite climate change effects. Nevertheless, Antarctic ice sheet is at risk due to climate change: it doesn’t lose its mass because of surface melting, but by the calving of icebergs at the front of marine terminating glaciers or at the front of the ice shelves. But there’s another additional threats to the future of Antarctica, that is the ocean-induced basal melting of the ice sheets, a process that could cause the fast disappearing of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The complete melting ice of West Antarctica would represent a global mean sea level rise of about six meters […]

Italian research gets stronger: Politecnico di Milano joins CMCC Foundation, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change

A new collaboration to investigate and model our climate system and its interactions with society and the environment. Politecnico participation will be aimed at developing scenarios, models and increasingly accurate analyses in many of the different fields of climate science while representing an important step forward to produce scientific knowledge and guarantee reliable, rigorous, and timely scientific results […]

Workshop on Mediterranean Advanced Modelling

On November 15, 2016, in Split, Croazia, the MONGOOS workshop on recent progress and strategies on ocean and coastal modelling. Participations of teams not involved in opearational oceanography are welcome […]

Second Level Master in Marine Sciences: Ocean Physics and Technology

An advanced preparation in Oceanography and Marine Technologies. A specific high level training focused on the numerical methods of simulating the ocean environment, ocean monitoring and forecasting. Pre-registration is open, full registration at UNIBO will be open in September 2016 […]

Optimal ship routing for crossing the Atlantic

CMCC researcher G. Mannarini will give a seminar at MIT to illustrate the work to develop a numerical model that calculates the efficient and safe routes for a vessel to take across the Atlantic Ocean while presenting the preliminary results of the AtlantOS project […]

New study reveals where MH370 debris more likely to be found

A team of CMCC scientists used the location of confirmed debris from MH370 to determine where the airliner might have crashed. The study is published in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences […]

Discovering the Gulf of Taranto with MREA 2016

The campaign designed, planned and coordinated by the Italian Navy Hydrographic Institute in collaboration with CMCC Foundation, CNR, INGV, University of Bologna. On board of the hydro-oceanographic ship Aretusa, sophisticated tools and devices to collect information on environmental conditions that can be useful to plan and manage operations at sea […]