The Italian Climate Observatory “O. Vittori” (ICO-OV), is a research infrastructure managed by the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC)
of the National Research Council (CNR)
. It is the only high mountain station for atmospheric research both South of the Alps and the Po basin and it represents a strategic platform to study the chemical-physical characteristics and climatology of the South Europe and North Mediterranean basin.
The ICO-OV is the only "Global Station" in Italy within the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) program by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).