Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
CMCC (Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici) is a non-profit organization established in 2005 with the aim of investigating and modelling our climate system and its interactions with the society. CMCC maintains and operates a modern high-performance computing facility, used for running climate and ocean models, as well as numerical applications for providing a societal benefit. CMCC is internationally active in many projects and partnerships, hosts the national focal point of Italy for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is a production unit for some ocean forecasting products of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service.
CMCC’s expertise includes ship voyage optimization through the VISIR model and modelling of advection and transformation of hydrocarbon spills and plastics. Both applications are based on coastal and open ocean hydrodynamic forecasting products. VISIR is an open source model being developed for computing safe and efficient routes through meteo-marine forecasting products, path optimization, and ship modelling. Furthermore, CMCC continuously develops a capacity in visualizing dynamic multi-dimensional ocean fields through web services and mobile apps.