Hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean: improved predictive ability and the role of sub-surface ocean temperature

The ability to predict North Atlantic hurricane activity months in advance has been significantly improved by including a non-local effect associated with eastern Atlantic Ocean temperature in the tropical cyclone seasonal forecasting systems. From the more than ten-year CMCC research on tropical cyclones and the global ocean, a new study on PNAS […]

The future and its opportunities: clean energy, job market, technologies and climate change

Getting rid of coal, learning to manage climate change risks in the best possible way, building a dialogue between science, business, decision-making, and society. The discussion panel organized by the CMCC Foundation in the context of “All4TheGreen – Mobilizing Climate Science” in Bologna to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the IPCC. With Youba Sokona, Carlo Carraro, Nadia Pinardi, Sandro Fuzzi, Andrea Segré, and Antonio Navarra. […]

Oceans and climate change: new insights on the origins of Atlantic decadal swings

Anthropogenic drivers, such as greenhouse gases and aerosols, have a leading role on the origins of the fluctuation in sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic basin. CMCC researcher Alessio Bellucci provides new perspectives and insights on the international scientific debate around this issue, summarized and explored by Nature journal […]

The Hurricane JOSE fingerprint on the OCEAN

Jose’s impact on the ocean analysing the CMCC global ocean forecasting system. According to it, a large hurricane-induced sea surface cooling greater than 5 Celsius degrees, can be expected […]

Hurricane Irma: an ocean perspective

According to a forecast based on the CMCC global ocean forecast system, a partial but not fundamental role of the ocean cooling in reducing IRMA intensity before landfall, can be expected […]

Women of the oceans: Nadia Pinardi among the worldwide excellence

Twenty years ago a new branch of oceanography has been established, that is ocean weather forecasts. Today we can know daily changes in temperatures, currents, waves, sea level. How? With numerical models and field observations. Read the story of Nadia Pinardi, pioneer of current oceanography, in the reportage on D Repubblica […]

Ocean: Nadia Pinardi and the Big Friendly Giant at TEDxBologna

From the insights of Luigi Ferdinando Marsili (1679) on ocean dynamics and currents, to current satellite observations and numerical models. The expected impacts of climate change. The new frontiers of oceanography to study the ocean and use its resources in a better way. The peculiar situation in the Mediterranean area. Sustainable fishery, wind farm offshore, plants to exploit wave and current energy. The talk of Nadia Pinardi at TEDxBologna […]

Tale of an oceanic Antarctic campaign

The Ross Sea Expedition of the Italian research vessel OGS Explora. A 60 days campaign and five research projects aimed at collecting current and past evidence of ocean dynamics and its impact on ice-sheet retreats. CMCC researcher Florence Colleoni, who takes part to the expedition, tell us about her onboard research and personal experience […]

World Oceans Day – 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 […]

PhD in Geophysics: the new call is open

The CMCC Foundation funds a grant on oceanography, numerical ocean modelling and ocean circulation dynamics. The deadline of submission is on May 29th, 2017 […]

The sea and its observations: University of Liège confers a degree Honoris Causa to Prof. Nadia Pinardi

“If you ask an oceanographer who more than anyone has contributed to inform the european landscape of ocean forecasting, he will probably answer Nadia Pinardi” […]

Master in Marine Sciences – Ocean Physics and Technology launched

An advanced preparation in Oceanography and Marine Technologies. A specific high level training focused on the science of ocean forecasting and the services that derive from it. The deadline for the Master registration is April 18, 2017 […]

Antarctica: the CMCC polar adventure started

The past climate and the evolution of the Antarctic ice sheet to assess the current rate of ice melting: CMCC researcher Florence Colleoni participates to the 32nd Italian Antarctic Campaign on board of the research vessel OGS Explora […]

New study reveals where MH370 debris more likely to be found

A team of CMCC scientists used the location of confirmed debris from MH370 to determine where the airliner might have crashed. The study is published in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences […]

One planet, one ocean: towards new management approaches for ocean governance

It’s a matter of science and research, but it’s also a matter of gender equality. A conversation with Francesca Santoro on sustainability, climate change and the conditions of women in the most vulnerable societies […]