CMCC has been established in 2005 with the financial support of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, and the Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea and it is fully operative since 2006.
On 10th December 2015 the Center became a Foundation, therefore, representing CMCC’s legal status, its contents, aims and operational modalities.
CMCC’s mission is to investigate and model our climate system and its interactions with society to provide reliable, rigorous, and timely scientific results as well as foresights and quantitative analysis of our future planet and society which will, in turn, stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment and develop science-driven adaptation and mitigation policies in a changing climate.
CMCC collaborates with experienced scientists, economists, and technicians, which work together in order to provide full analyses of climate impacts on various systems such as, but not limited to, agriculture, ecosystems, coasts, water resources, health, and economics. CMCC also supports policymakers in setting and assessing costs, mitigation, and adaptation policies. Furthermore, the Foundation promotes and carries out basic and applied scientific research and develops operational services with a high content of knowledge and technological innovation, in the various fields on which climate change has an impact, favoring collaboration between universities, national and international research bodies, local authorities and manufacturing sectors.
CMCC benefits from the extensive applied research experience of its cofounders institutions: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Università degli Studi del Salento, Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Università di Sassari, Università della Tuscia, Politecnico di Milano, Resources for the Future, Università di Bologna.
It is organized in the form of a network distributed throughout the country with locations in Lecce, Bologna, Caserta, Milano, Sassari, Venezia, and Viterbo.
The network connects universities and research institutes in a strongly interdisciplinary collaboration aimed at developing and promoting knowledge in the field of climate science.
Since 2008, the CMCC Supercomputing Center (SCC) is the most powerful computational facility in Italy and among the most advanced in Europe, fully dedicated to climate Change research.
In 2022 the CMCC Supercomputing Center changed its location at the new CMCC headquarters in Lecce including the upgrading of the computing and storage facilities.
2021 in numbers
CMCC’s multidisciplinary activities
A summary of 2021 through the numbers that have characterized the CMCC activities, with the numbers of scientific production and the many activities of the Foundation. A focus on scientific publications, research projects, PhD and Masters schools, events.