European Researchers’ Night: the CMCC Foundation participates with three events in Lecce, Venice and Sassari

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Three cities, three events to spread the culture of science and innovation. On September 27, 2019, the CMCC introduce itself to the public to share its knowledge and expertise while showing how cutting-edge research can benefit society.

On September 27, 2019, the CMCC Foundation participates in the European Researchers’ Night, an initiative funded by the European Commission since 2005 that involves many researchers and research institutions in all the European countries.

The initiative aims to increase awareness of research and innovation activities, with a view to supporting the public recognition of researchers, creating an understanding of the impact of researchers’ work on citizen’s daily life, and encouraging young people to embark on research careers. Activities that can be supported include: hands-on experiments conducted by researchers, science shows with public participation, debates, “researchers’ dating”(meet researchers and ask them questions), competitions (science quizzes, games, puzzles, photo and art contests, etc.), workshops for children, guided visits of labs, research institutes, and other relevant places that are usually closed to the public.

The CMCC joins this initiative with three events in Lecce, Venice and Sassari.

In Lecce, CMCC researchers from ASC – Advanced Scientific Computing and OPA – Ocean Predictions and Applications divisions will be involved in the organization of the event Science and climate change: data and services for the future world(from 19:00 to 23:00, Monastero degli Olivetani, Viale S. Nicola). The CMCC Foundation will make available the knowledge produced through its ITC structure (among the most important ones in Europe) hosted at the Lecce university campus, the processing data generated by its supercomputer, the forecast models, and the capacities of the Lab of Operational Oceanography that produces services for all sea users and for the protection of the marine environment, particularly from marine litter. Different IT science-based applications allow getting to know in detail this cutting-edge scientific research that produces benefits for the entire human society.

The event is organized in the framework of the European project “ERN APULIA” supported by the European Commission as a part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Coordinated by University of Salento, the project involves the main universities and scientific institutions in the Apulia region.

In Venice, CMCC@Ca’Foscari will organize the event Il clima in una scatola” (27/09, 16:00 – 18:00)

Researchers will simulate the climate system through an aquarium to show how an increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration is crucial for causing an increase in temperature of our planet. Researcher will show how the climate system works while explaining why we are experiencing a climate crisis.

In Sassari, CMCC researcher Valentina Bacciu (IAFES – Impacts on Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystems Services Division) will join the event Il futuro è verde – Soluzioni per il clima che cambia” (27/09, 18:00 – 21:00). The event will address the issue of climate change, from the global to the local scale.

More information on the event in Lecce HERE.

More information on the event in Venice HERE.

More information on the event in Sassari HERE.

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