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The EEA is the European Union's air data centre. The EEA supports the implementation of a number of EU Directives linked to air emissions and air quality. The EEA also contributes to the evaluation of EU air pollution policies and to the development of long-term strategies to improve air quality in Europe. The EEA's work focuses on documenting and assessing air emissions and air quality trends and related policies and measures in Europe.

Air pollutant emissions

The EEA supports the EU in developing long-term strategies to reduce emissions of air pollutants by providing assessment and information to policy-makers. Our key activities and products include:


Air quality

The EEA's work on air quality has supported the development and future implementation of the Directive on Ambient Air Quality and Cleaner Air for Europe and existing EU air quality legislation.

 Key activities and products include:

  • AirBase, which holds air quality monitoring data and supporting information from Europe’s air quality networks and individual stations measuring ambient air pollution. The AirBase Viewer provides spatial data and station information;
  • Explore ozone today, which provides daily near-real-time information on ozone pollution across Europe during the summer season;
  • spatial assessment of air quality in Europe (maps) for key air pollutants;
  • indicators on air quality as part of the EEA's air pollution indicators.


Assessments and reports

Each year, the EEA publishes a number of technical and assessment reports on air pollution

These reports include contributions to the EEA’s regular state of the environment reports, such as the Air Pollution thematic assessment of EEA's recent 'The European environment — state and outlook 2010' report and the air quality chapter of the EEA’s 2007 pan-European assessment report 'Europe’s environment — The fourth assessment’

EEA's activities in the area of air pollution are performed in close cooperation with the European Topic Centre on Air Pollution and Climate Change Mitigation (ETC/ACM) and with EEA's country network (Eionet).


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