CMCC Newsletter 05/2017
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Bologna: host city for ECMWF’s new data centre

The 22 Member States of the Centre approved the high-level agreement proposed by Italy. The building is to be delivered to ECMWF by 2019. […]

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2014: an unusual, wet, Italian summer

Heavy rainfall that damaged agriculture, affected tourism and overall economy of Italy and the surrounding Mediterranean countries. A study recently published reconstructed those events while trying to understand the physical mechanisms responsible for such abnormal weather […]

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How rivers influence the Mediterranean dynamics?

Estuaries, deltas and lagoons: how do they influence the ocean dynamics? Three different approaches tested while developing an interface between estuarine dynamics and regional ocean models. The Ofanto and Po rivers: two case studies to explore riverine freshwater role on the coastal and basin wide processes […]

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Adaptation: tools for an economic assessment

Adaptation choices informed by economic data. New methodologies and applications, and cost-benefit analyses. ECONADAPT Toolbox and Library are available for use: they will provide information for policy makers and economists […]

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Forests and land use from Tropics to Siberia: how they affect temperature

Forests can make the difference. An international team, a study realized by CMCC researchers focused on how land cover changes impact on regional temperatures and precipitation […]

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An engineering approach to climate change: international and national experiences

How translate mitigation and adaptation objectives in specific planning criteria? Tools and methodologies in a seminar focused on water engineering: water resources, urban drainage, floods and the implications for climate adaptation plans. With the participation of CMCC researcher Paola Mercogliano […]

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INNOPATHS: Building a shared vision for the EU energy transition

What are the major challenges that emission intensive sectors face in order to transition towards decarbonization? Six workshops, focused on six sectors of particular importance to the low-carbon transition – power, buildings, transport, agriculture, industry and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) - to foster the exchange and discussion of views […]

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Climate change: oceans at risk as never before

The increasing rate of ice melting, sea level rise, sea water temperatures. The recent revolution occured in the study of the deep ocean with the use of Argo floats. Simona Masina, oceanographer at the CMCC Foundation, illustrates the current state of the global ocean while highlighting the future challenges due to climate change in an interview at Radio3 Scienza […]

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Fostering dialogue between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

A session chaired by CMCC researchers in the framework of the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. A discussion on the main conceptual and methodological challenges faced when developing efficient monitoring and evaluation procedures, sharing of the lessons learned so far and searching for synergies between the fields […]

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Visions for post-carbon cities in the energy transition

The strategies envisaged for a transition process towards post-carbon cities in the framework of the EU project POCACITO. The CMCC contribution to the report of the LCS-RNet community on cutting edge research for low carbon societies aiming at contributing to international as well as national policymaking […]

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