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CSIC – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas



The Spanish National Research Council is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. Its main objective is to develop and promote research that will help bring about scientific and technological progress, and it is prepared to collaborate with Spanish and foreign entities in order to achieve this aim.

CSIC plays an important role in scientific and technological policy, since it encompasses an area that takes in everything from basic research to the transfer of knowledge to the productive sector. Its research is driven by its centres and institutes, which are spread across all the autonomous regions. CSIC has 6% of all the staff dedicated to research and development in Spain, and they generate approximately 20% of all scientific production in the country.[4] It also manages a range of important facilities; the most complete and extensive network of specialist libraries, and also has joint research units.

Significant latest research by CSIC is the Temperature and Winds for InSight (TWINS) module, which is a component of NASA’s InSight Mars lander, which landed successfully on November 26, 2018. TWINS will monitor weather at the Mars landing site.

Coordinating Institute from CSIC: IAS CSIC – Institute for Sustainable Agriculture


Other participants from CSIC:

IG – Instituto de la Grasa

Partner leader: Fernando Fermoso, Guillermo Rodriguez

CNR – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

CNR – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

The National Research Council (CNR) is one of the main research Institution of this consortium. Two different Institutes are involved, covering a range of WP and Tasks: the Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection is involved in several field and laboratory...

UNITO – Università di Torino

UNITO – Università di Torino

The Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (DISAFA) of the University of Torino, Italy, is devoted to research and teaching in the field of agricultural and forest ecosystems as well as of agrifood chains. The activities focus on biological, productive,...