LTER-Italy Network is made of 72 research sites, spread all over the Italian territory. The research sites represent a variety of environments: land, freshwater, marine water, and transitional. Other than the 72 sites on the national territory, the Italian Network also counts 7 extraterritorial sites located in the Himalayan region and Antarctica.
LTER-Italy research sites are open windows to observe local territories, and they hold important long-term series of data. In these sites researchers can collaborate, future ecologists can be trained, and the citizens can be actively involved.