The Institute of Biometeorology of the National Research Council, Italy (IBIMET-CNR), is a public no-profit research institution engaged in a wide spectrum of research activities in basic and applied meteorology, climatology, ecosystem analysis, socio-economic development in agriculture and forestry, land management at different scales and over several distinct geographical areas. IBIMET works to define strategies, develop technologies and explore practical solutions to contribute to the resilience and sustainability related to food, climatic, meteorological and energy emergencies. IBIMET addresses the study of climate change and variability with particular reference to physical aspects such as climate forecasting, impact assessment on terrestrial agro-ecosystems and solutions for adaptation
Disaster Reduction Goal
The study of impacts of the increase of extreme events and the seasonal lags on the agro-ecosystems, the effects of changes in greenhouse gases concentration and the development of applied agro-climatology tools, numerical models for crops and ecosystems, forecasting and early warning systems.
The development of approaches and methodologies for climatic risks assessment, including hazard mapping, vulnerability and resilience analysis.
Strategies to implement urban climate resilience.
Membership in Key Networks
Italian Civil Protection network, WMO commission for agricultural meteorology, WMO Regional Training Center, Cost Actions 718 and 734, West Africa Food Crisis Prevention Network, PRESAO, PRESANORD
Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)
Early warning for food security in West Africa, collaborations with AGRHYMET Regional Center, training and technical assistance to National Hydrometeorological Services
ANADIA Programme in Niger focusing on capacity building for floods and drought risk assesment from nation to local scale.
Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)
ANADIA Programmes in Mali and Niger, providing capacity building to national, regional and local technical services and administration for planning the vulnerability reduction at local level
Adaptation to long term climatic risks in Senegal, particularly on the water management for sustainable agriculture and building resilience of crop production systems.
IBIMET is carring out two projects in Senegal: PAPSEN in the Regions of Thies, Djurbel,Fatick and Sedhiou; PASAS in the Thies Region, both in collaboration with ISRA (Institut Sénégalais de Recherche Agricole)
Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)