ISPRA - Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Environmental Metrology Service

Reference address: Via Vitaliano Brancati 48, 00144 Rome
Environmental Metrology Service address: Via di Castel Romano 100/102, 00128 Rome


Institution profile

ISPRA (Institute for Environment Protection and Research) carries out scientific and technical activities at a national level, providing protection, enhancement and improvement for the environment, water resources and soil.
The Department for the State of the Environment and Environmental Metrology develops and coordinates data-gathering and processing of the Italian Environmental Agencies, develops and harmonizes environmental indicators and assures comparability of environmental data at national level.
The Environmental Metrology Unit's mission is to assure the quality of analytical data in support of environmental policies in compliance with national environmental legislation and EU directives concerning environmental monitoring activities.
The activities carried out include: production and characterization of matrix reference materials, organization of intercomparison exercises (with regular frequency), development and validation of analytical methods, coordination of a network of reference laboratories, collaboration with the National Institute of Metrology (INRIM), collaboration with national (UNI) and European (CEN) standardization bodies for the development of new standards for environmental monitoring, scientific co-operation and collaboration with international institutes and organizations e.g. Joint Research Centres IES and IRMM of EU, IAEA, IUPAC.


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Isola di San Servolo
30100 Venice

T +39 041 2719511
F +39 041 2719510


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