The Institute of Polar Sciences collaborates with several National Research Institutes and Universities and provides technical and scientific support and know-how in cooperation projects with public bodies and private companies.
Many research topics are developed in collaboration with other Institutes of the Department of Earth System Sciences and Environmental Technologies (DSSTTA) of the National Research Council of Italy, including for instance the Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR), the Institute for the Study of Anthropogenic Impact and Sustainability in the Marine Environment (IAS), the Institute for Marine Biological Resources and Biotechnology (IRBIM), the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC) and the Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research (IIA). This allows to extend and integrate the ISP skills in a complementary and multidisciplinary way.
Research topics related to the geology and hydrology of the polar regions are developed in collaboration with the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources (IGG) and the Institute of Environmental Geology and Geoengineering (IGAG), which are also involved in Arctic and Antarctic polar research.
Research activities on terrestrial ecosystems are conducted in collaboration with the Research Institute on Terrestrial Ecosystems (IRET).
ISP actively collaborates also with other National Research Institutes, including
ENEA, INGV, OGS, INRiM, INAF, and Universities, such as the Chemistry Departments of the Universities of Florence, Pisa, Perugia, Turin and Genoa and the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics of Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
Other collaborations in different areas of research are underway with the University of Insubria, La Sapienza, Messina, Florence, Naples, the Milan Polytechnic and the University of Milano-Bicocca.
In particular, ISP actively collaborates with the Alfred-Wegener Institute (AWI), the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), the Korean Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), the French Polar Institute Paul-Emile Victor (IPEV), the National Institute of Polar Research in Japan (NIPR) and the Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI).
Moreover, collaborations are underway with the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA.).
Numerous collaborations with foreign Universities include those with the University of Sherbrooke (Canada), West Texas A&M University (USA), the University of Helsinki (Finland), University of Stockholm (Sweden), University of Valladolid (Spain), University of the Persian Gulf (Iran) and the University of Western Australia (Australia).