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jovanovski Nov 09, 2018 05:22 PM
Hi all,

Where can I get information on how EAIQ is calculated, and if it's in use at all? I know about CAQI, but read on Wikipedia that EAIQ is now the new AQI we should be using.
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EEA Nov 12, 2018 11:00 AM
Dear jovanovski,

Thank you for your interest in the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Air Quality Index (EAQI).

The air quality index is based on measurements of ambient air pollutants from stations across Europe. In the most recent report on air quality published in October, “Air Quality in Europe – 2018 report” (EEA report no 12/2018, https://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/air-quality-in-europe-2018), you can read more about the methodology of measurements as well as the modelling data and data on anthropogenic emissions evolution over time, which is also used in the air quality evaluation.

The EAQI website has a live view measurements from the previous two days, viewable in one hour increments: http://airindex.eea.europa.eu/

Should you require data from longer ago, it is possible to export air quality data for specific countries, cities, and pollutants here: http://discomap.eea.europa.eu/map/fme/AirQualityExport.htm
On the export site you can also access a metadata file with links to measurement methodology and measurement equipment for individual stations.

Best regards,
EEA Enquiry Service