Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA)

ISPRA is the Italian government agency responsible for environmental monitoring protection and research, under the supervision of the Ministry for Environment. The Geological Survey of Italy is one of the three scientific Departments of ISPRA, and is legally mandated for producing all subsurface information. Moreover, together with ISTAT (the Italian Institute of Statistics), ISPRA collects standardized and harmonized data about raw materials in Italy in the frame of a National Working Group on Extractive Industry. In particular, ISPRA provides data about mines, quarries and wastes from extractive industries.