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In 2009, IGAG’s headquarters in Montelibretti was established as part of the process initiated by the CNR to concentrate as many researchers and institutes as possible in the Montelibretti Research Area to increase synergies. In 2008, the main office building in Montelibretti was built with advanced techniques and aimed at hosting an institute that deals with scientific activities. It consists of two floors: the ground floor is used exclusively for laboratories for the preparation of samples of rocks, water, soil, gas. The laboratories host various instruments for physical, chemical and isotopic analyzes; the first floor is used as offices for researchers and technical and administrative staff.

The structure supports research based on geosciences, applied to the various fields of investigation summarized in the institute’s thematic lines and third mission activities.


The GeoArc Laboratory for Geoarchaeology and Archaeometry include all technical and scientific skills, also analytical instrumentations, of IGAG Department of the Earth Science and

The IGAG Cagliari Department laboratory for Applied photogrammetry is equipped with RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) for proximal sensing survey and monitoring, and several

IGAG Cagliari Department Rock Mechanics Lab is located at the D building of the Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture Department (DICAAR) of the University of Caglia

As part of the geophysical measurement and testing, the group skills are focused to design dedicated experiments and to geophysical data interpretation, including the development o

The laboratory deals with sedimentological analysis, dry and wet sieving for consultant and for research (mainly recent and ancient volcanoclastic deposits). It is also possible to

The Lab. of Stratigraphy has expertise in stratigraphic drillings through a wide range of manual corers, in sediment description and preservation. The Lab. facilities include tools

The activity of the Environmental Geochemistry and Geochemical Mapping laboratory (GASLAB) is focused on the study on the gas migration processes from shallow and deep geological s

The laboratory of precious metals, represents an external section of the hydrometallurgy laboratory. It is used for the extraction and purification of precious metals (gold and sil

The Stable Isotope Laboratory is part of the larger Environmental Geochemistry Laboratory. The available equipment allows chemical analysis and isotopic abundance measurements of C

The GIS Laboratory provides an environment where IGAG’s researchers work to advance knowledge in the application of geospatial technologies.

Ostra-Lab specializes in processing sediment samples for the extraction of calcareous microfossils, in particular ostracods (crustaceans).

The new IGAG Thin Sections Laboratory in Montelibretti was launched in 2016. The lab is dedicated to the preparation of thin sections for microscopic studies of samples from geolog

The Radiogenic ISOTOPE LABORATORY hosts a Finnigan MAT 262 -RPQ mass spectrometer used for standard Sr and Nd isotope determinations. Our research interests and backgrounds are qui

Fluid inclusions laboratory has been set up in 1984, and it is still operative since then. Originally an USGS-type gas-flow heating-freezing stage was adapted to a Leitz Laborlux 1

Determination of the experimental parameters for the deposition of elements contained in process solutions and into the industrial and mining tailings and waste water, aimed at the

The activity is aimed to valorize primary and secondary raw materials, through the application of hydrometallurgical processes to geo-resources at low content, for the recovery of

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