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 benefits from the extensive applied research experience of its members and institutional partners: 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.
CMCC aims at furthering knowledge in the field of climate variability, its causes and impacts and their interactions with the global climate, through the development of high-resolution simulations of the atmosphere and ocean, surface and underground hydrology, environmental and socio-economic impact models.
The scientific organization enhances the integration and collaboration among interdisciplinary skills needed to deal with climate sciences related topics.
The research network is distributed among nine research divisions that share different knowledge and skills in the field of climate sciences.
CMCC is organized in the form of a network that involves and connects public and private entities working together on multidisciplinary studies concerning issues of interest to the climate sciences.