Validated monitoring data and air quality maps
Every year countries report air quality measurement data for a set of pollutants at a representative selection of stations. Reporting follows the requirements of the Council Decision 97/101/EC, a reciprocal Exchange of Information (EoI) on ambient air quality.
Airbase contains a large amount of data including calculated statistics on Europe’s air quality over the last decade. You can browse it in different ways:
- Map air quality statistics at reporting stations. Every year countries report air quality measurement data for a set of pollutants at a representative selection of stations.
You can examine the annual air quality statistics by using our collection of interactive maps.
- See interpolated maps showing air quality in Europe. The maps are derived from the measurement data at the stations in AirBase in combination with modelled output from EMEP and with other parameters. These maps are assessment tools for use at the European scale. They may show results which differ from assessments made at national scale.
- See where reporting stations are located, what their characteristics are and what they measured. Zoom in by clicking on the map or by writing the name of a place - to see the AirBase station locations in details. Click on a station to display its data.
- Validated: you can download the complete set of AirBase data (station and network information, air quality measurements and aggregated statistics) from EEA data service. A detailed technical description is available as accompanying information.
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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