Explore air pollution data

Page Last modified 15 Nov 2017
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The EEA gathers air pollution data from a wide range of sources. This page provides links to available data and information on Europe's air quality.
  • Air quality status
  • Air quality management
  • Emissions to air
  • Indicators and reports
  • Countries and regions

Air quality status

Air quality is the air we breathe. Explore and download EEA’s air quality data via a range of interactive data viewers and services.

Air quality live: European Air Quality Index (EAQI)

EAQI combines information for five different air pollutants to show the current status of Europe’s air quality.

Air quality live: Up-to-date air quality measurements

Latest measurements from Europe’s air quality monitoring network.

Air quality in past years

Statistics for air pollutants calculated from officially-verified country data for years until ‘X-2’.

Data and downloads

Air quality management

EEA collects a range of information officially reported by countries following the requirements of the EU’s Air Quality Directives (2004/107/EC and 2008/50/EC) and Implementing Provisions (2011/850/EU). The following links provide access to the data and information that accompanies the reported measurements of air quality.

  • Air quality zones – interactive map
  • Information on air quality zones and agglomerations (AIDE B)
  • Information on assessment regimes (AIDE C)
  • Information on assessment methods, including details of monitoring stations and networks (AIDE D)
  • Information on the attainment of environmental objectives, including declarations of exceedances (AIDE G)
  • Information on air quality plans relating to declared zones (AIDE H)
  • Information on air quality source apportionment (AIDE I)
  • Information on scenarios for the attainment year (AIDE J)
  • Information on measures to improve air quality (AIDE K)

Emissions to air

The EEA maintains a number of datasets containing officially-reported estimates of the amount of air pollutants emitted into the atmosphere from different sources.

EU National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive

Air pollutant national emissions inventory and projections data reported by EU Member States. The recommended dataset for users wishing to assess the progress being made by Member States towards meeting their emission reduction commitments under the NEC Directive.

Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP)

Emissions data reported by EEA’s member countries and used in the European Union's annual submission to the UNECE LRTAP Convention. This is the dataset used by EEA in its indicators and reports on air pollution.

Emissions from industrial facilities

Emissions data from Europe’s largest industrial facilities, reported under the requirements of the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR)  Regulation (No 1266/2006) and the Large Combustion Plant Directive (2001/80/EC)


Indicators and reports

EEA’s reports and indicators on air pollution are designed to address key policy questions and to support different phases of environmental policy making: from designing policy frameworks to setting targets, and from policy monitoring and evaluation to communicating to policy-makers and the public.

Reports

Indicators

Emissions to air

Air quality status

Air quality effects on ecosystems


Air pollution country fact sheets

Information on the air quality situation in each of the 33 EEA member countries. Explore and download information and key air pollution statistics for each country.

Austria Liechtenstein
Belgium Lithuania
Bulgaria Luxembourg
Croatia Malta
Cyprus Netherlands
Finland Norway
France Poland
Estonia Portugal
Czech Republic Romania
Denmark Slovakia
Germany Slovenia
Greece Spain
Hungary Sweden
Iceland Switzerland
Ireland Turkey
Italy United Kingdom
Latvia

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