Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Data Center Description
The Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC) is part of the National Research Council (CNR) and conducts pure and applied research on atmospheric sciences and the climate system. The mission within CNR is to improve our knowledge of the atmospheric and climate processes of the planet Earth and at the same time to produce results directly transferable to the Italian society and generally beyond the national borders.
A strong commitment concerns the education and training of young scientists as a way to push forward the research frontier and to meet the nation's expectations on youg generations. This is achieved by means of robust bonds with Universities in Italy and abroad.
The Institute strives to improve the overall quality of Italian science in the field by intensifying national and international collaborations, contributing to and coordinating top-level science projects, and participating to the management of the activities of international organizations through its scientists.
ISAC's scientists are urged to disseminate research results as widely as possible. A top concern is to increase the public awareness of atmospheric and climate science impacts on the society at large. Teaching classes at several universities, giving seminars and writing popular science articles are among the encouraged activities to reach this goal.
Results and visions from the research are meant to be of substantial help to decision makers in several fields from weather forecasting to risk management, from climate change to sustainable development, and many more.