NILU International

Internationalization is both necessary and important for a research institute. NILU has extensive experience in coordinating international research projects and is involved in a long list of international assignments. About 40 percent of the institute's total activities originate from international assignments.

NILU is actively involved in EU’s framework programmes for research. It also co-ordinates the Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-Range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe (EMEP).  In addition, NILU plays a leading international role in collecting and storing measurement data from atmospheric research and monitoring programmes. See also the page International cooperation.

NILU has a rapidly expanding branch office in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. We are a strategic partner of the federation’s environmental authority with our main focus on research and counselling on air quality and climate change.

Some major international clients:

  • European Commission
  • UN ECE, Europe
  • European Environmental Agency
  • World Bank
  • Asian Development Bank
  • World Meteorological Organization
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • UN Environmental Programme  (UNEP)
  • Ministries and Governments
  • Local authorities and industries

Read more about our international engagement on the different science pages.  

Various subsidiaries in Innovation nilu AS:


Portseye offers products and services for local air quality and climate monitoring within maritime and industrial sector.


WAG AS is a joint venture by three Norwegian research institutes: NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), formed to bring research results into commercial applications.

NILU Polska

NILU satellite office in Poland working within areas of air quality monitoring, biomass, waste management and emission reduction.

uMoya NILU

Air Quality Consulting company in Durban, South Africa.

NILU's international cooperation