Società Meteorologica Italiana (Italian Meteorological Society)

SMI is a scientific organization established in 1865 as a weather observatory in Moncalieri. It is recognized as a Centennial Weather Station by UN-WMO. The NGO has a specialized library in meteorology, nivology, glaciology, climatology, climatic change. In cooperation with World Glacier Monitoring Service, it monitors the mass balance on Ciardoney glacier (W Alps). Since 1865, it publishes a a bulletin named “Nimbus”.

The main issues addressed by the organization are climate change and sustainability. More specifically:

  • Monitoring of climate change in mountain areas (mainly Alps)
  • Glacier observations
  • Recovery of ancient time series and weather chronicles
  • Publications about climate in mountain regions
  • Sustainability
  • Green energy and green economy
Member category Major Groups Organizations
Country Italy
Area Europe
Geographic focus of work Italy, France, Switzerland, with special focus on Alps
Specific Region(s) Italy, Alps
Head Luca Mercalli
Head title President
Focal Point title President
Focal Point Luca Mercalli
Alternate Focal Point Daniele Cat Berro
Address Via Real Collegio 30, I-10024 Moncalieri
Telephone 00393358024511
Email [email protected]
Email 2 [email protected]
Electoral Group Europe Major Groups
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