CMCC Newsletter 02/2014
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Research and supercomputers to understand the sea

A new CMCC project has started; it will use the powerful high performance computing infrastructure of MareNostrum to provide high-resolution ocean forecasts […]


Climate services for the North Adriatic coastal zone

Video: the North Adriatic case study within the CLIM-RUN project and the development of climate services tailored to coastal zone managers' needs. Results and methods told by CMCC scientists […]

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Lidar and hyperspectral data for forest biomass estimation

Above ground biomass estimation in an African tropical forest for carbon cycle modeling and climate change mitigation programs. A new study on ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing […]

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Reducing carbon emissions to 2030 and beyond: the contribution from natural gas

A set of new scenarios for energy markets in Europe to evaluate the consistency of economic incentives and climate objectives. The key role of natural gas as transitional fuel. A new research paper by CIP Division […]

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Are EU emissions cuts and energy targets too soft?

The European energy and climate strategy may be not able to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. From a recent paper a discussion published on Nature […]

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EU Commission announces climate and energy targets towards 2030

A binding greenhouse gas reduction target of 40 percent below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target of at least 27 percent for renewables’ share of overall energy use, and “renewed ambitions towards improving energy efficiency”. The EU strategy to reduce GHG emissions and shape the bloc’s energy policy by 2030 announced […]

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