The Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) consists of nine research centres and five laboratories across Italy with its headquarters in Rome. Its research and innovation activities are focused on seven sectors, mainly Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Sources, Nuclear Energy, Climate and the Environment, Safety and Health, New Technologies, and Electrical System Research. ENEA's activities focus on basic, mission-oriented, and industrial research as well as experimental facilities, specialized laboratories, and advanced equipment. It has total staff of around 2,700 (2017).
ENEA’s activities within the Climate and Environment sector focus on Environmental Characterization, Prevention and Recovery; Environmental Technologies; Energy and Environmental Modeling; Marine Environment and Sustainable Development; and Expeditions in Antarctica and Research in Polar Areas.
Climate research within ENEA mostly takes place within the Department for Sustainability (SSPT), namely at the ‘Climate Modelling and Impacts’ Lab and at the Observations and Analyses of Earth and Climate Lab at the Casaccia Research Centre, Rome, with staff of about 40 people. Its activities are structured around Regional and Global Earth System Modeling, Climate Analyses and Processes, Global Climate and Predictability, Climate Services, Oceanography, Ocean Modeling (SSPT-MET-CLIM) and Climate variability from ice core records, Climate Observations (SSPT-PROTER-OAC). As such, Unit’s activities focus on paleoclimatic data and long-term datasets as well as understanding and predicting climate variability and change at the regional and global scale, with a geographic focus on the Mediterranean.
ENEA is active in the following ECRA Collaborative Programmes:
1. Arctic Climate Stability and Change
2. High impact events and climate change
3. Sea level and climate change
4. Changes in the hydrological cycle
A list of the most important national and international project that ENEA's climate research department is involved can be found at this link.
Computers: giotto, leonardo, cimabue
Station for climate observations “Roberto Sarao”, Lampedusa Island
ENEA CR Casaccia, Via Anguillarese 301, I-00123 Roma (RM), ITALY
Dr Gianmaria Sannino, Head of Lab, SSPT-MET-CLIM
ENEA ‘EU and International Organizations Unit’, Rue de Namur 72, 1000 Bruxelles, BE
Valerio Abbadessa (policy officer)