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The Climate Change Tower Integrated Project (CCT-IP) and the muldisciplinary observing activities of Italy at Ny Alesund (Svalbard) since 2009.
Vitale V., Mazzola M., Viola A., Gilardoni S., Barbaro E., Salvatori R., Salzano R., Spolaor A., Lupi A., Becherini F., Vardè M., Petkov B., Tampieri F., Traversi R., Becagli S., Severi M., Cappelletti D., Moroni B., Rinaldi M., Paglione M., Langone L., Miserocchi S., Giordano P., Giglio F., Tesi T., Doveri M., Giamberini S., Augusti A., Gavrichkova O., Azzaro M., Guglielmin M., Cannone N., Verazzo G.
The relaunch in 2008--2009 of the Italian activities at the Arctic CNR station Dirigibile Italia (DI) in a broadly multidisciplinary key will be widely presented in terms of conceptual approaches and overall strategy. In the last 15 years, observing activities have been widely expanded and diversified, extending and integrating the three multidisciplinary observation platforms implemented between 2008 and 2010 as part of the "Climate Change Tower Integrated Project" (CCT-IP). The development of the observing program always followed the dual objective of contributing to the growth of Ny Alesund as an observing super-site, and allowing us to observe and study the Kongsfjorden area in an Earth System Science perspective. The main research topics developed in recent years will be presented through some of the most important results achieved by the different research groups that contributed and are contributing to this integrated effort. The importance of international collaboration will be also highlighted. Finally, the possible prospects in the short and medium term for the Italian research activities in Ny Alesund and Svalbard area, also as contribution to SIOS, will be presented/proposed.