The Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (CNR-ISAC) aims at an integrated scientific understanding of the atmosphere and its processes, by means of a multidisciplinary approach which combines scientific and tecnological competences in meteorology, climate, atmospheric dynamics and composition, Earth observations and performs basic research, experimental and modelling work and impact evaluation.
ISAC is the largest CNR Institute on atmospheric sciences, structured in 7 Units over the country, 7 permanent observatories, including 2Global Stations of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) program of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and 2 Supersites.
ISAC is recognised internationally through its collaboration with a large number of European laboratories, and research centres worldwide.

News

Three new GAW-WMO observatories

3 new GAW observatories: Lecce, Lamezia, Capo Granitola

BREAKING NEWS
The three Environmental Climate Observatories, developed by ISAC-CNR during last years in the framework of I-AMICA Project(PON-REC 2007-2013), (PON-REC 2007-2013), have been accepted as Regional Stations in the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW-WMO) Programme. The observatories are located in Lecce (ISAC seat, suburban background site), Lamezia Terme (ISAC seat, coastal site) e Capo Granitola (at IAMC seat, marine site).
GAW is the only existing long term international global programme providing a framework for observations and assessment of the state and development of environmental issue related to atmospheric chemical composition and related physical parameters.