European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP) AIR Data
The Environmental Protection Agency manages the 10 European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP) Air quality monitoring sites throughout Ireland.
The EMEP is a scientifically based and policy driven programme under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) for international co-operation to solve transboundary air pollution problems.
The EMEP programme relies on three main elements:
- Collection of emission data
- Measurements of air and precipitation quality and
- modelling of atmospheric transport and deposition of air pollutions.
Through the combination of these three elements, EMEP fulfils its required assessment and regularly reports on emissions, concentrations and depositions of air pollutants, the quantity and significance of transboundary fluxes and related exceedances to critical loads and threshold levels. The combination of these components provides also a good basis for the evaluation and qualification of the EMEP estimates.
To find out more about the EMEP please visit the EMEP website.