Air Quality e-Reporting (AQ e-Reporting)

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Created 23 Mar 2018 Published 25 Apr 2018 Last modified 30 Nov 2018
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European air quality information reported by EEA member countries, including all EU Member States, as well as EEA cooperating and other reporting countries. The EEA’s air quality database consists of a multi-annual time series of air quality measurement data and calculated statistics for a number of air pollutants. It also contains meta-information on the monitoring networks involved, their stations and measurements, as well as air quality zones, assessment regimes and compliance attainments reported by the EU Member States and European Economic Area countries.

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Assessment methods meta-data reported by countries (data flow D)

Assessment methods meta-data describe technical facilities used for the measurement of each pollutant or one of its compounds. The data in the web-based application (AIDE D) reflect the latest reports uploaded and successfully tested by automated QC.

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  • Assessment methods meta-data (data set D):
Field nameDescriptionData type
Country or terrritory Country or territory name. string
Namespace Inspire identifier/namespace of reporting entity, given by data provider. string
Network Name of air quality measurement network, given by data provider. string
Responsible Party Name of responsible authority, institution or body. string
Time Zone Time zone in which aggregations and statistics are calculated (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/timezone). string
Station Name Name of air quality measurement station (as in AirBase), given by data provider. string
EoI Station Code EoI code of air quality measurement station (as in AirBase), given by data provider. string
Station Type Type of Air Quality Measurement Station - information whether it is measuring background, industrial or traffic related air pollution (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/stationclassification). string
Station Area Area of Air Quality Measurement Station - information whether it is measuring air pollution in urban, suburban, rural (etc.) environment (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/areaclassification). string
Pollutant Air polluting substance, level of which is measured and reported to the EEA (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/pollutant).

string

Sampling Point Local Id Inspire identifier (Local Id) of sampling point, given by data provider. string
Latitude Latitude of air quality measurement station [decimal degrees]. numeric
Longitude Longitude of air quality measurement station [decimal degrees]. numeric
Altitude Altitude of air quality measurement station [m a.s.l.]. numeric
Measurement Regime Information on measurement regime (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/inspire/MeasurementRegimeValue). string
Operational Activity Begin Begin date of observation constellation (sampling point, sample, sampling process and property/pollutant). datetime
Operational Activity End End date of observation constellation (sampling point, sample, sampling process and property/pollutant). datetime
Sample Local Id Inspire identifier (Local Id) of sample (Feature of Interest), given by data provider. string
Sampling Process Local Id Inspire identifier (Local Id) of sampling process (procedure), given by data provider. string
Measurement Equipment Information on equipment used for measuring air polluting substances (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/measurementequipment). string
Measurement Method Information on method used for measuring air polluting substances (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/measurementmethod). string
Sampling Equipment Information on sampling equipment (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/samplingequipment). string
Analytical Technique Information on analytical technique (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/analyticaltechnique). string
Envelope URL URL of CDR envelope where source data (country report) is located. string
  • Air quality assessment methods (AIDE D)
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Air quality annual statistics calculated by the EEA

The annual aggregated air quality values have been calculated by EEA based on the primary observations (time series) uploaded by countries into CDR and successfully tested by automated QC.

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  • Air Quality annual statistics:
Field nameDescriptionData type
Country Or Territory Country or territory name. string
Reporting Year Year for which primary data have been reported/ statistics were calculated. numeric
Namespace Inspire identifier/namespace of reporting entity, given by data provider. string
Station Local Id Inspire identifier (Local Id) of air quality measurement station, given by data provider. string
Sampling Point Local Id Inspire identifier (Local Id) of sampling point, given by data provider. string
Sampling Point Latitude Latitude of sampling point [decimal degrees]. numeric
Sampling Point Longitude Longitude of sampling point [decimal degrees]. numeric
Pollutant Air polluting substance, level of which is measured and reported to the EEA (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/pollutant). string
Aggregation Type Information about process of data aggregation into annual values (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/aggregationprocess). string
AQ Value Concentration or level of air polluting substance, here given as an aggregation of air pollutant concentration values from primary observation time series. numeric
Unit Unit of concentration or level of air polluting substance (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/uom/concentration). string
Begin Position Date time begin of measurement (time zone as defined for the air quality network). datetime
End Position Date time end of measurement (time zone as defined for the air quality network). datetime
Validity Validity flags based on Data Capture, data are 'not valid' if Data Capturestring
Verification Information based on verification flags found in reported time series (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/observationverification). string
Data Coverage Proportion of valid measurement included in the aggregation process within averaging period, expressed as percentage. If Data Coverage < 75% for averaging period of a year, annual statistics should not be included in air quality assessments, if Data Coverage < 85% (in a year), annual statistics should not be included in compliance checks. numeric
Data Capture Proportion of valid measurement time relative total measured time (time coverage) in averaging period, expressed as percentage. numeric
Time Coverage Proportion of total measured time, calculated from start and end time of observation, within the full averaging period, expressed as percentage. numeric
Update Time Time of the latest update of the calculated statistics. datetime
  • Air quality annual statistics (AIDE F)
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Air quality time series (E1a & E2a data sets)

These data sets have been exported from EEA’s SQL data base which stores primary validated assessment data and primary up-to-date assessment data (time series, data sets E1a and E2a, respectively) reported by countries and successfully tested by automated QC.

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  • Air Quality annual statistics:
Field nameDescriptionData type
Countrycode Country or territory ISO2 code. string
Namespace Inspire identifier/namespace of reporting entity, given by data provider. string
AirQualityNetwork Inspire identifier (Local Id) of air quality measurement network, given by data provider.  string
AirQualityStation Inspire identifier (Local Id) of air quality measurement station, given by data provider. string
AirQualityStationEoICode EoI code of air quality measurement station (as in AirBase). string
Sampling Point Inspire identifier (Local Id) of sampling point, given by data provider. string
SamplingProcess Inspire identifier (LocalId) of sampling process (procedure), given by data provider. string
Sample Inspire identifier (LocalId) of sample (featureofinterest), given by data provider. string
AirPollutant Air polluting substance, level of which is measured and reported to the EEA (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/pollutant). string
AirPollutantCode Air polluting substance, level of which is measured and reported to the EEA (see id in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/pollutant). string
AveragingTime Averaging time/frequency of reported air quality values (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/primaryObse rvation). string
Concentration Measured concentration of air polluting substance. numeric
UnitOfMeasurement Unit of concentration of air polluting substance (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/uom/concentrat ion). string
DatetimeBegin Date-time begin of measurement (UTC+1 for hourly data and original time zone for other averaging times). datetime
DatetimeEnd Date-time end of measurement (UTC+1 for hourly data and original time zone for other averaging times). datetime
Validity Information about data validity, given by data provider (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/observationvalidity). numeric
Verification Information whether data have been verified by data provider (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/observationverification). numeric
  • Air quality time series (E1a & E2a data sets)
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Air quality zones information reported by countries (data flow B)

Air quality zones information describes delimitation and type of zones and agglomerations in which the assessment and management of air quality is to be carried out. The data in the web-based application (AIDE B) reflect the latest reports uploaded and successfully tested by automated QC.

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  • Air quality zones (data set B):
Field nameDescriptionData type
Country or territory Country or territory name. string
Reporting Year Year for which air quality zone has been reported. numeric
Namespace Inspire identifier/namespace of reporting entity, given by data provider. string
Zone Code Identifier of air quality zone, given by data provider. string
Zone Id Inspire identifier (Local Id) of air quality zone, given by data provider. string
Geographical Name Geographical Name of air quality zone string
Begin Time Begin time of air quality zone. datetime
End Time End time of air quality zone. datetime
AQD Zone Type Air quality zone type (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/zonetype). string
Pollutant Air polluting substance (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/pollutant) for which the zone is valid.

string

Protection Target Protection target (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/protectiontarget) for which the zone is valid. string
Resident Population Number of population residing in the air quality zone. numeric
Resident Population Year Reference year the resident population number. numeric
Area Area of the air quality zone. numeric
Time Extension Exemption Type of time extension granted for the zone (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/timeextensiontypes). string
Competent Authority Name of responsible authority, institution or body. string
Telephone Telephone number of competent authority. string
Address Address of competent authority. string
Website Website of competent authority. string
Envelope URL URL of CDR envelope where source data (country report) is located. string
  • Air quality zones information (AIDE B)
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Air quality assessment regimes reported by countries (data flow C)

This data set describes air quality assessment regimes applied for each pollutant within individual zones and agglomerations. The data in the web-based application (AIDE C) reflect the latest reports uploaded and successfully tested by automated QC.

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  • Air quality assessment regimes (data set C):
Field nameDescriptionData type
Country or territory Country or territory name. string
Reporting Year Year for which air quality zone has been reported. numeric
Namespace Inspire identifier/namespace of reporting entity, given by data provider. string
Assessment Id Inspire identifier (Local Id) of air quality assessment regime, given by data provider. string
Zone Id Inspire identifier (Local Id) of air quality zone, given by data provider. string
Pollutant Air polluting substance (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/pollutant) for which the zone is valid.

string

Protection Target Protection target (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/protectiontarget) for which the zone is valid. string
Objective Type Objective type (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/objectivetype) for which the air quality assessment regime has been reported. string
Reporting Metric Reporting metric (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/reportingmetric) for which the air quality assessment regime has been reported. string
Exceedance Attainment Status of assessment threshold exceedance (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/assessmentthresholdexceedance) reported with the assessment regime. string
Assessment Type Type of air quality assessment regime (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/assessmenttype). string
Description Free text description of the type of assessment regime. string
Classification Date Issue date of the classification report. string
Classification Report Web link to the classification report. string
Sampling Point Id Inspire identifier (Local Id) of sampling point, given by data provider/ link to assessment method. string
Model Id Inspire identifier (Local Id) of air quality model, given by data provider/ link to assessment method. string
Envelope URL URL of CDR envelope where source data (country report) is located. string
  • Air quality assessment regimes (AIDE C)
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Attainments of (air quality) environmental objectives reported by countries (data flow G)

This data set shows the attainment status of the air quality environmental objectives set in the European legislation as delivered by countries for each pollutant within individual zones and agglomerations. The data in the web-based application (AIDE G) reflect the latest reports uploaded and successfully tested by automated QC.

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  • Air quality attainments (data set G):
Field nameDescriptionData type
Country or territory Country or territory name. string
Reporting Year Year for which air quality zone has been reported. numeric
Namespace Inspire identifier/namespace of reporting entity, given by data provider. string
Attainment Id Inspire identifier (Local Id) of attainment, given by data provider. string
Assessment Id Inspire identifier (Local Id) of air quality assessment regime, given by data provider. string
Zone Id Inspire identifier (Local Id) of air quality zone, given by data provider. string
Resident Population Number of population residing in the air quality zone for which the attainment has been reported. numeric
Pollutant Air polluting substance (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/pollutant) for which the zone is valid.

string

Protection Target Protection target (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/protectiontarget) for which the zone is valid. string
Objective Type Objective type (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/objectivetype) for which the air quality assessment regime has been reported. string
Reporting Metric Reporting metric (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/reportingmetric) for which the air quality assessment regime has been reported. string
Exceedance Final Final (after adjustment) status of exceedance: true/false. string
Exceedance Threshold Exceedance threshold for environmental objective (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabularyconcept/aq/environmentalobjective) for which the attainment has been reported. string
Aggregation Type Information about process of data aggregation into annual values (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/aggregationprocess). string
Final Numerical Exceedance Final (after adjustment) level of air pollution in exceedance. numeric
Final Number Exceedances Final (after adjustment) number of exceedances. numeric
Classification Area Classification of the area of exceedance (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/areaclassification). string
Surface Area Final Area extent where exceedance occurred (after adjustment). numeric
Road Length Final Length of road where exceedance occurred (after adjustment). numeric
Population Exposed Final Number of population exposed to exceedance (after adjustment). numeric
Sensitive Population Final Number of sensitive population exposed to exceedance (after adjustment). numeric
Ecosystem Area Exposed Ecosystem area extent where exceedance occurred (after adjustment). numeric
Infrastructure Services Final Infrastructure services exposed to exceedance (after adjustment). string
Reference Year Final Reference year for final exceedance (after adjustment). numeric
Base Numerical Exceedance Level of air pollution in exceedance (before adjustment). numeric
Base Number Exceedances Number of exceedances (before adjustment). numeric
Adjustment Indicates if adjustment has been applied (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/adjustmenttype). string
Adjustment Source Reason for adjustment (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/adjustmentsourcetype). string
Adjustment Type Type of adjustment applied (see in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/adjustmenttype). string
Assessment Type Type of air quality assessment regime (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/assessmenttype). string
Assessment Type Description Free text description of the type of assessment regime. string
Model Id Inspire identifier (Local Id) of air quality model, given by data provider/ link to assessment method. string
Sampling Point Id Inspire identifier (Local Id) of sampling point, given by data provider/ link to assessment method. string
Comment Free text comment on attainment. string
Envelope URL URL of CDR envelope where source data (country report) is located. string
  • Air quality attainments (AIDE G)
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Air quality zone geometries reported by countries (data flow B)

The air quality zone geometries are available in several spatial formats (ESRI Shapefile, SpatialLite, ESRI File Geodatabase, Google Earth KML) as well as an attribute table in Excel. The data reflect the latest reports uploaded and successfully tested by automated QC.

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  • Air quality zones (data set B):
Field nameDescriptionData type
OBJECTID Id (internal) of the zone geometry. numeric
ZoneId Inspire identifier (Local Id) of air quality zone, given by data provider. string
CountryOrTerritory Country or territory name. string
ISO2 Country or territory ISO2 code. string
Namespace Inspire identifier/namespace of reporting entity, given by data provider. string
ProtectionTarget Protection target (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/protectiontarget) for which the zone is valid. string
Pollutant Air polluting substance (see notation in Data Dictionary: http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/vocabulary/aq/pollutant) for which the zone is valid.

string

UpdateTime Indicates the time of the latest update of geometry. datetime
SHAPE_Length Length of zone geometry perimeter [m]. numeric
SHAPE_Area Area of zone geometry [m2]. numeric
  • Air Quality Zones Feature Download Service
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Additional information

AQ e-Reporting products on EEA Data Service

This set of products reflects the current, live status of air quality data collected/calculated by the European Environment Agency. Please read the product description document for more details.

  • AQeReporting_products_2018.pdf (PDF document - 619 KB)
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Additional information

Users of the data are advised to pay attention to the validation and verification flags associated with the raw data and aggregated statistics as well as to the information on data coverage. References to these concepts can be found within the documentation AQeReporting_products_2018.pdf


DISCLAIMER: web applications accessible through this page are connected live with EEA's databases and available data and are under constant improvement. Please make sure that all data you need for your analysis/assessments from the different viewers are downloaded within the same day and proper versioning is maintained on your side.
DISCLAIMER: despite constant improvement of the quality of data collected within new reporting procedures for air quality information, still inconsistencies, incompleteness and/or errors cannot be ruled out. EEA would appreciate if any possible problems are brought to our attention.
 

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