Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research

National Research Council



Forest Monitoring: Fires and Recovery in Alta Murgia: MOIRA – Satellite Remote Sensing Project

Acting in the present to improve the future

The mission of the CNR-IIA is part of a highly topical framework for the ecosystemic balance of the planet.

The issue of air quality and air pollution affects the world population as a whole and inevitably is the result of our habits and consumption, economic and productive activities and, last but not least, the policies of national and international decision makers.

The impact of air pollution has repercussions in everyday life and in the future will result in economic and health costs negatively effecting quality of life. 

Macro-areas of Research

Anthropogenic impacts on the atmosphere

Technologies for monitoring and sharing data
on air pollution

Global changes and ecological transition

latest projects in evidence


Main office in Montelibretti

Secondary office in Rende

Secondary office in Rome

Secondary office in Florence

news and events



Formalized the adhesion and participation of the CNR-IIA to the ICESP platform (Italian Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform) with the signing of the "ICESP Charter"

Selected the iSCORE project

Selected the iSCORE project

The goal of the iSCORE project is to improve the observational capabilities needed to describe snow cover dynamics in the Arctic

Clean Air Summit for Veneto

Clean Air Summit for Veneto

The Clean Air Summit for Veneto will be held on Monday 14 November. Cristina Leonardi, CNR-IIA expert on air quality will also speak

Technology transfer

Parallel to the research activities, the Institute is active on the front of the technology transfer not only to the various companies in the environmental services sector but also to other research bodies and / or universities, private and public associations. The results obtained are capitalized in the form of patents in collaboration with the Research Enhancement Office of the National Research Council.

Scientific disclosure

Scientific activity is developed through dissemination activities and projects to give the opportunity to a wide audience to learn about the topic of air pollution and access academic theory and research in an accessible and easy-to-understand form.