CIMA Research Foundation â€“ Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale (International Centre on Environmental Monitoring), is a private non-profit research organization registered with the no. 34/UTG, at the Legal Registry of Savona. It is committed to promote the study, scientific research, technological development and higher education in engineering and environmental sciences in order to improve civil protection, public health and the preservation of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
The Founding Institutions of CIMA Research Foundation are the National Civil Protection Department of Italy, the University of Genova, the Government of the Region of Liguria, and the Administration of the Province of Savona.
CIMA Research Foundation is a joint research, innovation and higher education institution recognized by the article 12 of Liguria's Region regional law of 27 December 2011, no. 38. Besides its headquarters in Savona University Campus, CIMA Research Foundation has opened a branch in Albania at the Institute of Energy and Water of the Polytechnic University of Tirana, in 2011.