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Air Quality Protection and Research Network in Extremadura (REPICA)

Calidad del Aire Extremadura

REPICA is an instrument for the protection of the population and environment of Extremadura against possible air pollution events that could threaten air quality.

Consisting of a network for surveillance and investigation of air quality in the regional environment, designed and managed by the Junta de Extremadura (Ministry of Industry, Energy and Environment) in collaboration with the University of Extremadura (research group AQUIMA , Chemical Analysis Environment), SICE was responsible for its maintaining throughout the Region of Extremadura.


The most prominent items of the project were:

  • Six remote stations located in Badajoz, Cáceres, Mérida, Zafra, Plasencia and Monfragüe National Park, with:
  • Two mobile stations (with the same equipment of previous stations), allowing air monitoring in other towns or rural areas of the region over periodic campaigns.
  • Eight weather stations
  • Three Information panels located in Badajoz, Cáceres and Mérida
  • Two laboratories
  • Two Control Centers located in SICE offices in Badajoz, and Extremadura Government Offices in Mérida.