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The Izaña Atmospheric Research Center (IARC) is part of the Planning, Strategy and Business Development Direction from the Meteorological State Agency of Spain (AEMET). AEMET is an Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fishing, Food and Environment of Spain.

The IARC manages the high mountain Izaña Atmospheric Observatory (IZO) in Tenerife island (The Canary Islands), and the complementary background urban air quality research Observatory at Santa Cruz de Tenerife (SCO). The IARC’s headquarters is in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (capital of Tenerife Island).