The Foundation is well connected in the international context, both within and outside Europe having partners from more than 70 countries, in the European Union and in the Mediterranean countries, Africa, India, China, United States, and Japan.
BIOdiversity and Economics for ConservatiON (BIOECON)
Addressing biodiversity loss is one of today’s main challenges towards sustainable development. In line with its mission and commitments, the CMCC Foundation has become a partner of the BIOdiversity and Economics for Conservation (BIOECON) network in 2018.
BIOECON, currently composed by 27 partners, assembles economists, lawyers, and scientists from leading international academic and research institutions and policy organisations working on the design and implementation of cutting edge economic incentives for biodiversity conservation. Its main purpose is to investigate the environmental and economic drivers responsible for the loss of biodiversity and, consequently, to develop and implement tools and policies to tackle the effects of these drivers.
EIT Climate-KIC is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy. Supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Climate KIC identifies and supports innovation that helps society mitigate and adapt to climate change. EIT Climate-KIC’s vision is to contribute to creating a prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society with a circular, zero-carbon economy.
Since 2018, the CMCC Foundation joined the Climate KIC Community, composed by more than 270 global partners spanning universities, businesses, cities and NGOs.
Mediterranean Operational Network for the Global Ocean Observing System (MONGOOS)
MONGOOS Network has been established in 2012 to further develop operational oceanography in the Mediterranean Sea. MONGOOS promotes partnerships and capacity building for GOOS in the Mediterranean Sea, creates a continuous working framework with EuroGOOS and GOOS Africa in order to define common roles and activities in the Mediterranean Sea, and foster collaboration with Black Sea GOOS and global ocean GOOS initiatives. Within MONGOOS, CMCC has developed several initiatives and promoted collaboration projects. CMCC is also providing different models and applications for operational oceanography. Giovanni Coppini, Director of CMCC Ocean Predictions and Applications Division, has co-chaired MONGOOS from 2012 to 2018 and he is the Emergency Response Office manager of the MONGOOS-REMPEC agreement.
European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)
In 2018, the CMCC Foundation strengthened its role in the arena of environmental and resource economics with the new task of managing the Secretariat of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).
Founded in 1990, EAERE has approximately 1200 members in over 60 countries from Europe and beyond, from academic institutions, the public sector, and the private industry. Membership is open to individuals who by their profession, training and/or function are involved in environmental and resource economics as a science, and to institutions which operate in fields connected with the aims of the Association.
The EAERE Secretariat is based at CMCC’s office in Venice.
Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP)
The GGKP was established in January 2012 by the Global Green Growth Institute, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank. Given the CMCC’s extensive research consortium, interest in sharing its research and knowledge broadly, and efforts to facilitate dialogue among researchers, governments, and civil society to support concrete actions, the CMCC has been accepted into the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) as a GGKP Knowledge Partner. The GGKP is a global partnership of leading international organizations, research institutes and think tanks focused on green growth space and collaboration on research and knowledge sharing activities.
Integrated Carbon Observing System - ICOS Italian Network
ICOS, the Integrated Carbon Observation System, is a European research infrastructure of twelve member countries and over 130 stations for quantifying and understanding the greenhouse gas balance of the European continent and adjacent regions. ICOS tracks carbon fluxes by monitoring ecosystems, the atmosphere and the oceans through integrated networks.
In 2017, the CMCC Foundation became part of the Joint Research Unit (JRU) signed by fifteen italian institutions, centers and universities that are committed to supporting and promoting Italian participation in ICOS -RI (Integrated Carbon Observation System – Research Infrastructure).
Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE)
In 2018, the CMCC Foundation strengthens its role in the arena of environmental and resource economics with the new task of managing the Secretariat of the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE).
Founded in 2012, IAERE has approximately 160 members from Italy and beyond, from academic institutions, the public sector, and the private industry.
The Association accomplishes its aims mainly by organizing its Annual Conference, a School aiming at providing advanced training for young international scholars on issues of environmental and resource economics, meetings, panels, cooperating with journals and promoting postgraduate courses.
CMCC will host the IAERE Secretariat in 2018 and 2019.
Integrated Assessment Consortium (IAMC)
The Integrated Assessment Consortium (IAMC) is a consortium currently formed by more than 50 scientific research organizations. The IAMC was created in 2007 in response to a call from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for a research organization to lead the integrated assessment modeling (IAM) community in the development of new scenarios that could be employed by climate modelers to elaborate prospective ensemble numerical experiments for both the near term and long term.
The IAMC aims to promote interactions with other scientific research communities studying climate change such as the Climate Modeling, the Impact, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, and the technology and engineering communities.
Since 2019 CMCC runs IAMC Secretariat.
Italian Society for the Climate Sciences (SISC)
The CMCC Foundation is institutional member of the Italian Society for the Climate Sciences and the SISC Office is located in Venice at its premises.
The Italian Society for the Climate Sciences (SISC) is a no profit association, established in 2013, and created to serve as a meeting point for scientists from different disciplines, who use climate information for their research: from climatologists to physicists and chemists, geographers to agronomists, economists to political scientists, and all scholars that deal with climate-related sciences and their applications. The Italian Society for the Climate Sciences aims at contributing to scientific progress and innovation of climatic sciences in Italy by promoting the convergence of disciplines and multidisciplinary research.
CMCC has signed bilateral and multilateral agreements for scientific and technological cooperation and has developed relations with prestigious institutions all over the world.
CNR – IAMC, Istituto per l’Ambiente Marino Costiero, Italy
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Italy
Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS), Italy
Nansen Environmental Research Center (NERCI), India
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Colorado, USA
National Marine Environment Forecasting Center (NMEFC), Beijing, China
University of Cyprus
Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina