CMCC Newsletter 11/2016
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Antarctica: ice, climate change and what might happen

The Antarctic sea ice cover have continued to increase despite climate change effects. Nevertheless, Antarctic ice sheet is at risk due to climate change: it doesn't lose its mass because of surface melting, but by the calving of icebergs at the front of marine terminating glaciers or at the front of the ice shelves. But there's another additional threats to the future of Antarctica, that is the ocean-induced basal melting of the ice sheets, a process that could cause the fast disappearing of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The complete melting ice of West Antarctica would represent a global mean sea level rise of about six meters […]

Credits: CC Tak from HK

Scientists take ‘blue-action’ to help society cope with the impacts of dramatic Arctic climate changes

An international project dedicated to the Arctic and the Northern Hemisphere aimed at describing, modelling and predicting the weather and climate of these regions on seasonal to decadal time scales. It will help empower Arctic communities and businesses to make informed choices through better forecast systems. The CMCC Foundation will be mainly involved in the characterization of weather and climate extreme events […]

Dirk Notz, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

ClimateArt Award: artists wanted to inspire action to address climate change using science-based information

All submitted pieces must be focused on the theme of “working with climate information and data to improve the World”. Paintings, drawings, installations, music, dance, and theatre pieces to creatively engage audiences in positive action on climate change to support transition to a climate-aware society. The initiative will take place within the Climateurope Festival, in Valencia from 5th – 7th April 2017. Deadline for online submission postponed to 27th February, 2017 […]

Credits: CC Irene Grassi

Highly Cited Researchers 2016 launched. Among them, again, Riccardo Valentini from CMCC Foundation

The Thomson Reuters listing based on citations and recognition by peers includes 50 Italian scientists. Among them, for the third time Riccardo Valentini, one of the main experts involved in an Italy-Russia collaboration recently presented at COP22 in Marrakech, whose research at the CMCC Foundation is focused on impacts on agriculture, forest and ecosystem services […]

Credits: CC Destinys Agent

Cutting edge satellites for CO2 monitoring: ESA expert group launched

CMCC Foundation researcher A. Bombelli was recently elected as member of the ESA CO2 Monitoring Task Force. The group will collect information and data for two years in order to plan a satellite mission for anthropogenic CO2 assessment and monitoring. He was chosen as expert in the field of climate change and carbon cycle and as CMCC coordinator of GEO group. His work will be mainly focused on users' needs […]

Credits: ESA/ATG medialab

FEEM - ICCG Best Practices Contest Awards: top projects for expanding access to climate finance

Bottom-up initiatives providing funds for emission reduction projects and climate resilience actions showcased at awarding event in Milan. Two projects awarded: the jury’s choice was motivated by the will to award two active and operative entities implementing microfinance strategies that have proven their capacity to deliver concrete results in climate-vulnerable developing countries […]


Italian research gets stronger: Politecnico di Milano joins CMCC Foundation

A new collaboration to investigate and model our climate system and its interactions with society and the environment. Politecnico participation will be aimed at developing scenarios, models and increasingly accurate analyses in many of the different fields of climate science while representing an important step forward to produce scientific knowledge and guarantee reliable, rigorous, and timely scientific results […]

Credits: CC ervortice

Italy-Russia cooperation, together to catch new opportunities

Scientific research, business, green economy, biodiversity, renewable energy, advanced innovation for agriculture. Those are the cornerstones of four initiatives of utmost excellence for an unprecedented collaboration between Italy and Russia that features as leading actors the excellence of Russian and Italian research (such as CMCC Foundation) and industrial partners. Initiatives presented at COP22 at the Italian Pavilion […]