Mediterranean Center for Environmental Studies (CEAM) is a
centre of research, development and technological innovation to
improve the natural environment in the Mediterranean.
activity centres on offering comprehensive proposals for environmental
management in the domain of the atmosphere, ecosystems, human
activities and their interactions. This requires the participation
of multidisciplinary teams who have accurate knowledge to describe and
understand natural processes and those amended by human activities for
the purpose of developing and offering sustainable management options
that adapt to Mediterranean conditions.
scientific and technical team includes experts in meteorology
and climate, atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric pollutants
dynamics, numerical simulation, high-precision analytical instruments
for laboratory and field use, the carbon cycle, ecosystems dynamics,
fire ecology and forest restoration.
more than 20 years of research, this team has applied its
knowledge and experiences to forecast extreme meteorological events
(heat waves, torrential rain), to mitigate and adapt to climate
change, to prevent forest fires and to recover burnt or desertified
mountains, and to analyse and assess atmospheric pollution in urban,
rural and industrial environments, and its impacts. We have carried
out these activities directly or in collaboration with leading
international environmental research centres and we have applied them
throughout the Mediterranean
activity is performed through research projects, which are included in
three research programmes:
METEOROLOGY AND ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION
AIR POLLUTANT EFFECTS AND THE CARBON CYCLE
activities range from basic research, into finding solutions for
priority environmental problems, to the development of new
technologies and applications, which are set up as pilot projects
where the advances made on the management scale are demonstrated.
Basically, therefore, these activities are of the essentially
pre-competitive R&D kind.
activity also leads to scientific counselling tasks in the themes that
CEAM’s competences cover, and it specifically contributes to
environmental management policymaking at various levels, from the
local level to that of the European Union.