Proambiente is a mixed private-public company, owned by the National Research Council (CNR, the largest Italian research institution), the University of Ferrara and private SMEs. It operates as a R&D division developing and implementing new techniques and instruments for non-standard environmental monitoring and remedy in various components: air, water, soil and cultural heritage. Proambiente is composed by a group of dedicated researchers and the support of the technical staff of 5 CNR Institutes (ISAC, IMM, IBIMET, ISMAR, ISOF).  Proambiente gathers the experience of many decades of research activities and the availability of labs, instruments and know-how of the CNR personnel.