CLARA at ECCA2019. All the sessions and presentation involving the project and its climate services.

CLARA had a wide presence at this year’s ECCA Conference. Find below a detailed list of all the sessions and presentation involving the project and its climate services. You can find the full ECCA2019 Programme here.

SESSION: Unfolding the potential of climate services for climate change adaptation



PRESENTATION: Mapping the landscape of Climate Services: a network approach

(Session: Knowledge co-production and brokerage for climate services)

Presenters: Francesca Larosa, Jaroslav Mysiak


PRESENTATION: Valuing Climate Services: Evidences from the CLARA Project

(Session: Co-production to enhance knowledge on economic impacts and the value of climate services)

Presenter: Elisa Delpiazzo


PRESENTATION: Operating a multipurpose reservoir through a climate forecast service (ROAT)

(Session: Methods and tools in climate services)

Presenter: Javier Herrero


PRESENTATION: CLIME, an interactive multi-user platform for climate analysis. A pilot application

(Session: Climate services and methods for hydrology and flood control)

Presenter: Giuliana Barbato


POSTER SESSION: Business models for Climate Services: an analysis

Presenters: Francesca Larosa, Jaroslav Mysiak


For more information you can visit CLARA website here.

How the city changes. Climate change and development urban: tools to support local adaptation

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 15.30, at the University of Naples Federico II – DiARC (Aula Gioffredo, Palazzo Gravina) in Via Monteoliveto 3, the meeting will be held entitled “How the city changes. Climate change and development urban: tools to support local adaptation”, promoted by the Cmcc Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change.

During the initiative scientists and administrators will meet to tell about the most imminent challenges and to take stock of current knowledge and future perspectives to ensure safe and sustainable development for our cities.

It is the crucial challenge of our era and the cities are its protagonists. Along with science. The effects of climate change take different forms in different local realities. Cities find themselves in the position of having to identify strategies, measures and tools to deal with these effects and ensure the social and economic growth of their communities, the safety of citizens, the quality of life and the environment. Science offers forecasts and solutions, increasingly precise and detailed information on the relationship between territory and climate change. The city administrations are called to draw up plans and to select solutions that are made available to the most recent scientific advances in the field of adaptation to climate change.

Program of the day:
h. 16.00 Greetings
Mario Losasso, Delegate of the Rector for the III Mission, University of Naples Federico II
Michelangelo Russo, Director of DiArc, University of Naples Federico II

h. 16.10 Interventions
Climate change scenarios at the regional and local scale and impact assessments
Paola Mercogliano CIRA, CMCC-REMHI Division

Use of climate services to support local administrations
Giuliana Barbato CMCC-REMHI Division

The ADAPT Project

Financial tools for adaptation
Giulia Galluccio CMCC

h. 17.30 – Round table
Administrations and science in dialogue
Municipality of Caserta, Municipality of Benevento, Municipality of Reggio Calabria, Municipality of Naples, Municipality of Milan, Paola Mercogliano (CMCC)

h. 18.30 Conclusions

For information:

CMCC Webinar “The CLIME climate service: a web platform for multi-user analysis and use of climate data”

Webinar, h. 12:00 pm CEST – 14 May 2019

Presenter: Giuliana Barbato, Foundation Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, REMHI Division
Moderator: Sergio Noce, Foundation Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, IAFES Division

Clime is a climate service developed by the Remhi division of the Cmcc Foundation for high-resolution climate data processing that offers tailor-made solutions based on user needs. Clime is aimed at users, experts and non-experts, for the assessment and study of impacts related to climate change: consulting companies, engineers, researchers, public administration and scientists. In particular, Clime includes products aimed at supporting both public and private users in an easier integration of the effects of climate change into policies, strategies and adaptation plans.

12:00 pm – Introduction – Sergio Noce
12:05 pm – Presentation – Giuliana Barbato
12:35 pm – Q&A session (moderated by Sergio Noce)
1.00 pm – End

Working language: Italian

The seminar will be broadcast online via Go-to-Webinar.
Click on the following link to register:

Confirmation of registration will be sent by e-mail together with other information on how to connect to the webinar.

CLIME, the software developed by the CMCC ISC Division

The CMCC is proud to present CLIME, the special software GIS (Geographic Information System) integrated in ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 10.X, developed by the ISC Division – Impact and Coastal Impact Division for a better evaluation of the climatic characteristics, and for the study of climate change and its effects (including impacts on the soil), in a particular geographical domain.
Impact models (eg stability or hydraulic models) are usually developed in a GIS environment, since they need an accurate description of the territory. CLIME was therefore conceived to bridge the gap that traditionally exists between atmospheric and simulated data of the various sources, and the communities examined for the different impacts.

Developed as an add-in for GIS platforms, the CLIME software was designed to support the research activities conducted by the ISC Division in order to assist multiple types of users, with the management and interface between both observed and simulated data, in addition to models of impact analysis of climate change. It is therefore possible to examine and compare several data series (observations, climatic simulations, etc.), and to obtain, through filters and functions implemented within it, different types of analysis such as for example the study of trends, seasonal cycles, PDFs and graphs dispersion of different variables with attached statistical characterization.
The tool also allows the representation of different types of maps, such as maps of climatic anomalies (thermal and rainfall) and error, both for average and extreme values; some techniques for the bias correction of the results coming from the climate model are also implemented.
In summary, CLIME allows users to view the analyzes performed on climatic data and observations on geographic entities of interest (regions, provinces, countries, etc.) in a simple and immediate way.

The CLIME software is used in the Orientgate, Gemina and Nextdata projects, and was illustrated and officially used in three CMCC research papers:

RP0184 – A simulation over the Mediterranean area with COSMO-CLM: assessment of the performances;
RP0183 – Assessment of ERA-Interim driven simulation over Italy with COSMO-CLM;
RP0181 – Simulation of the period 1979-2011 over China with the regional climate model COSMO-CLM.

It has also been used for preparing presentations of meetings and conferences, including:

“Performance evaluation of COSMO-CLM over Italy and climate projections for the XXI century”, presented at the first annual SISC conference
“Very high resolution with COSMO-CLM over Alpine space: benefits versus costs”, presented at the CORDEX 2013 conference
“Climate simulations over MENA-CORDEX domain with COSMO-CLM”, presented as part of the CLIMASOUTH project
Furthermore, the results obtained with CLIME appeared in the article “Performance evaluation of high-resolution regional climate simulation in the Alpine space and analysis of extreme events”, recently submitted to the Journal of Geophysical Research.