CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
Division on Impacts on Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services (IAFES)
Viale Trieste 127
TEL. +39 0761 309587
The Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (Fondazione CMCC) is a non-profit research institution (www.cmcc.it). CMCC’s mission is to investigate and model our climate system and its interactions with the environment and the society to provide rigorous and timely scientific results in support to sustainable development and science driven adaptation and mitigation policies in a changing climate. Within CMCC experienced scientists, economists, and technicians work together in order to provide multidisciplinary analyses of climate impacts on various systems such as agriculture, ecosystems, coasts, water resources, and economics. CMCC also supports policymakers in setting and assessing costs, mitigation, and adaptation policies.
CMCC research activities are distributed among eight research divisions that share different knowledge and skills in the field of climate science: Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) Division; Climate Simulation and Prediction (CSP) Division; Economic analysis of Climate Impacts and Policy (ECIP) Division; Impacts on Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services (IAFES) Division; Ocean modeling and Data Assimilation (ODA) Division; Ocean Predictions and Applications (OPA) Division; Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies (RAAS) Division; Regional Models and geo-Hydrological Impacts (REHMI) Division. CMCC acquired portfolio of research projects includes 172 funded projects: 2 in FP6, 35 in FP7, 16 in H2020 and 119 funded projects under other EU and international research grants. In about a half of the implemented projects, CMCC acted as the project coordinator.
The research activities of the IAFES Division focus mainly on: i) Climate change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies on forest, agriculture, water, and food security; ii) Monitoring and modeling to analyze carbon in natural, agricultural, and urban ecosystems; iii) Impacts on ecosystem functions and services.
In SEACRIFOG the IAFES Division is involved as leader of WP1 on the users’ interaction and the gap analysis in different fields in Africa, and as contributor to WP7 for the dialogue with stakeholders. IAFES personnel has strong experience in several research projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on carbon cycle, climate change and the impacts on water, agriculture and terrestrial ecosystems, mainly forests.