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Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research

National Research Council


Sustainable Islands Report 2021

Study conducted by the Institute on Air Pollution of the National Research Council (Cnr-Iia) and Legambiente on the path towards sustainability of 27 inhabited smaller Italian islands


Towards new frontiers for distributed environmental monitoring based on an ecosystem of plant seed-like soft robots' - 'I-Seed'



Collaboration Agreement, between MATTM-DVA, CNR-IIA, ENEA and Istituto Superiore di Sanità, for the launch of the Special Networks referred to in Legislative Decree. 155/2010

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


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news and events

ERA-PLANET Final Project Meeting

ERA-PLANET Final Project Meeting

ERA-PLANET, "The European Network for Observing Our Changing Planet", the program aimed at strengthening the European Research Area in the field of Earth Observation, will present the latest developments of its four projects at its Final Project Meeting, on 20 and October 21, 2021.

Virtual tours in the "Instrumental Organic" and "Advanced Sensors" laboratories

Virtual tours in the "Instrumental Organic" and "Advanced Sensors" laboratories

As part of the #progettoNet and in collaboration with Scienza Insieme, the CNR IIA - Institute on Atmospheric Pollution has created for the #NotteEuropeadeiRicercatori two virtual tours in the laboratories of "Instrumental Organic" and "Advanced Sensors" to bring you closer to the world of applied research .

Traveling by reducing CO2. A possible paradox.

Traveling by reducing CO2. A possible paradox.

On Wednesday 27 October at 12 in the context of Ecomondo, the presentation of a comparative study between different fuels, including Bio-LNG, will be held, prepared by the CNR IIA - Institute on Atmospheric Pollution and promoted by CIB - Consorzio Italiano Biogas and IVECO.

Launch of the DivAirCity project

Launch of the DivAirCity project

We look forward to seeing you at 9,30 for the official launch of our DivAirCity project during the Kick Off Meeting. It will be a hybrid event and the first part will be streamed live on our YouTube channel.

WMO Hydrological Observing System (WHOS) Webinar

WMO Hydrological Observing System (WHOS) Webinar

In the context of hydrology, the WMO Hydrological Observing System (WHOS) was designed to allow and facilitate the integration of observations, exchange, research and processing of data including modeling and forecasting, to meet the needs of disaster risk reduction companies, monitor and improve the availability of environmental resources, climate resilience and economic growth.

Technology transfer

Parallel to the research activities, the CNR-IIA is active on the front of technology transfer aimed at the various companies in the industrial and environmental services sectors.

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.