The Italian environmetricians group named GRASPA (Gruppo di Ricerca per le Applicazioni della Statistica ai Problemi Ambientali), active since 1995,  has become since May 2013 a standing group of the Italian Statistical Society (SIS) for Environmental Statistics, sustainability and territorial safety.

GRASPA-SIS promotes statistical and interdisciplinary research in the field of environmental quality, safety and sustainability including air and water quality, epidemiology, earth science and ecology.

The group fosters methodological developments and applications in fields such as spatial and spatio-temporal modelling, functional data analysis, spatial and spatio-temporal sampling and extreme values.

Moreover it endorses co-operation and interchange of views among statisticians, academics from environmental sciences as well as practitioners from government and independent environmental agencies.

GRASPA-SIS intends to promote participation to international projects, workshops and conferences, by collaborating with other scientific societies.

The joint TIES-GRASPA 2017 Conference on Climate and Environment will be held at the University of Bergamo, Italy from Monday 24th July to Wednesday 26th July.