The JRC hosts several large-scale facilities for monitoring air quality as part of its Institute for Environment and Sustainability in Ispra, Italy.
The JRC's European Reference Laboratory for Air Pollution (ERLAP) contributes to the development and implementation of European Air Quality Directives.
The JRC EMEP Monitoring station monitors concentrations of carbon monoxide, ozone, secondary aerosol precursors, and particulate matter in the air.
Specialised research laboratory supporting remote sensing ocean colour calibration and validation activities through the absolute calibration of passive and active optical instruments, the determination of the inherent optical properties of sea water constituents and the quantification of relevant phytoplankton pigment concentrations. The laboratory activities include operational and development components.