IFAECI is currently focused in promoting a large and multidisciplinary array of scientific interactions between France and Argentina, in order:
to increase knowledge of physical processes driving climate variability and change at regional scale (South America and South Atlantic),
to foster studies addressing how climate variability and change will impact population, biodiversity, production and vulnerability,
to generate climate information for application and adaptation.IFAECI will concentrate its research agenda on three main regions:
southeastern South America which is characterized by a large climate variability and change signal impacting the most relevant socio-economic regions of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay.
the extratropical Andes region, which is also characterized by a large climate variability and change signal affecting the mountain glaciers and other water sources of impact in the socio-economic activities of both Argentina and Chile, and
the South Atlantic Ocean, which is the pathway through which the northern and southern limbs of the meridional overturning circulation connect to the World Ocean, and being its western portion one of the most productive regions of the world.
IFAECI (Instituto Franco-Argentino sobre Estudios de Clima y sus Impactos - French Argentinean Institute for the Study of Climate and its Impacts ) is an international research laboratory, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina jointly sponsored by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) of France, and the National Council of Scientific and Technology Research of Argentina (CONICET) and the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) of Argentina. IFAECI was created on the 1st of January 2010, and renewed twice, in 2014 and 2019. Currently Dr. Claudia Simionato is the Director.
IFAECI was implemented to strengthen France-Argentina scientific collaboration on a research agenda oriented to better understand, simulate and predict climate variability and change, as well as their impacts in southern South America and surrounding Oceans. IFAECI main scientific goal includes climate modeling, articulating the global scale and the regional scale, topic very relevant to the needs of Argentina.