IC3’s mission is to understand the interaction between the physical climate system and the biosphere for the benefit of future generations

We want to be unique by integrating the Earth’s complexity into climate research. Our main goal is to evaluate, understand and predict climate variability and change on scales ranging from regional to global, and timeframes ranging from seasons to decades. From this understanding, we also want to better learn how to simulate the way climate variability and change drives the dynamics and responses of societies and ecosystems. IC3’s desire is to become a leading international center for climate research in Europe, with regional focus on the Mediterranean, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa. As a secondary goal, IC3also aims to provide high quality climate information to the public and stakeholders through its cutting-edge research and education, in addition to developing applications and tools to assess current and future climate-related risks.