Excellence Centre “Severo Ochoa” SEV-2018

May 25th, 2021|

The “Center of Excellence Severo Ochoa” Award, aims to fund and accredit public research centers and units on any areas that demonstrate scientific leadership and impact at global level, as well as active collaboration in their social and business environment...

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New Research Project

May 17th, 2021|

Air Quality and Athletics Performance: EGAR team applies to bid to monitor air quality durinng FIFA World Championship 2022
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May 17th, 2021|

A través de esta iniciativa el CSIC quiere impulsar el talento femenino y las vocaciones científicas y tecnológicas entre las niñas de 6-12 años. ¡¡¡ Próximo taller el 25 de abril de 2021 !!!

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City of Barcelona Awards 2019

March 9th, 2020|

We have received the Special Mention - City of Barcelona Awards 2019 from Mayor Ada Colau

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EGAR Monitoring Network for atmospheric aerosols


MSY- regional background site

The Montseny monitoring site is located in a valley in the Montseny range. It is placed in the Vilar de la Castanya (41°46′ 45.63″N, 02° 21′ 28.92″E, 720 meters masl) Barcelona, a research state belonging to the Generalitat de Catalunya.

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MSA remote background sites

The Montsec monitoring site is located at the top of the Serra del Montsec, a calcareous mountain range in the Pre-Pyrenees, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, northeast Spain. It is located beside the facilities of the Montsec Astronomic Observatory, Montsec d’Ares (42° 3′ 5.95″N, 0°43′ 46.03″E, 1600 meters amsl, Lérida.

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Urban background site

The Barcelona urban background monitoring site is located within the grounds of the CID CSIC in Barcelona, (41° 23′ 14.28″N, 2° 6′ 56.34″E, 77 meters amsl). Previously, this site was installed at a nearby location, but was moved to its current location in January 2011, where it will remain.

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Those Are Just A Few Main Measurements, There Are Plenty More

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Data from Grimm



Our partners and collaborators

Associated Units to CSIC for research on atmospheric pollution

  • University of Huelva (UHU)
  • Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo(CEAM)
  • Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT)
  • Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica-Universitat Jaume I (ITC-UJI)
  • Centro de Investigación Atmosférica de Izaña-Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (CIAI-AEMET)

Other collaborators

Networks and databases

  • Aerosols, Clouds and Trace gases Research Infrastructures (ACTRIS)
  • Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW)
  • Ebas Database (EBAS)