The Spanish National Research Council
SMASH Associate partner
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the Spain’s largest public research institution and ranks third among Europe’s largest research organisations. CSIC plays a key role in scientific and technological policy in Spain and worldwide. Within CSIC, the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDÆA; Barcelona, Spain) is specialized in environmental assessment, and, within IDÆA, the Environmental Geochemistry and Atmospheric Research (EGAR) group (www.idaea.csic.es/egar) performs research in the sectors of air quality, aerosols and climate, exposure, industrial emission, and waste. Since December 2019 IDÆA is a “Centre of Excellence Severo Ochoa”, an award given within the subprogram of Institutional Strengthening of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation, to fund and accredit public research centres that demonstrate scientific leadership and impact at global level.