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Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC) (Italy)

CMCC (Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change is a non-profit research organization on climate science and policy. Its activities focus on the development and applications of models (from global to regional and lower scales) on climate dynamics and impacts, and adaptation/mitigation policies, as well as socio-economic implications. The division involved in this project is IAFENT - Impacts on Agriculture, Forest, and Natural Ecosystems: climate policies, carbon and water cycle, land use changes and forestry are integrated in the analysis of climate change impacts. CMCC acquired portfolio of research projects includes 123 funded projects: 2 FP6, 35 FP7 and 86 projects funded under other EU and international research grants (tot. of ca. 44 M€). In about a half of the implemented projects, CMCC acted as the coordinator.

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Dr Antonio Bombelli has a degree in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Plant Sciences. His background concerns Plant Ecophysiology, Forestry, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change, particularly with regard to terrestrial ecosystems response to natural and anthropogenic stress. He collaborated (2006-2011) with the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nation (FAO), working on the coordination of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) programme and its Terrestrial Carbon Observations (TCO) initiative, including the standardisation process of the Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) in the terrestrial domain. He is Manager of the Division on Impacts on Agriculture, Forest and Natural Ecosystems (IAFENT) of CMCC, since November 2011. He is the coordinator of the Task CL-02 “Global Carbon Observation and Analysis” of the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) 2012-2015 Work Plan and member of the GEO Societal Benefit Implementation Board. He is the Project Manager of the European FP7 projects ClimAfrica ( and GEOCARBON ( He was the manager of the FP6 CarboAfrica ( Key role on the project: Staff working for the beneficiary – His role will be to contribute to the strategic goals (Task 2.1), to carry out the EVs assessment for carbon (Task 2.2), to liaise with "carbon-related" stakeholders (Task 3.2), to support dissemination and exploitation activities for the "carbon" side and link between GEO and the carbon observation community (Tasks 7.1 and 7.2). He is responsible for the deliverable D 7.3 "Strategic view for the sustainability of ENEON after the end of the project.

Dr Francesca Pretto has a PhD in Ecological Sciences and is graduated in Natural Sciences. In 2011 she obtained a Master degree in Global Environmental Protection and International Policies. She has more than 8 years of experience in European and national related projects management. At CMCC she is involved in the coordination office of GEOCARBON project. Key role on the project: In-house consultant without payment – She will support Antonio Bombelli for the CMCC relevant tasks.

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