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jho Dec 15, 2018 10:49 AM
Dear Sir or Madam,

for my masters thesis, I'm seeking for data on air pollution in European cities. More specifically, I need emission concentrations for the 79 cities participating in the Urban Audit Perception Surveys, for instance the Flash Eurobarometer 419 (Quality of Life in European Cities 2015). I will gladly provide a list of the respective cities upon your request.

I've found some useful data under this link:[…]s-at-station#tab-statistics

However, in this dataset, only annual average emission concentration data is provided. Furthermore, data on certain pollutants is missing for many cities in the Urban Audit Perception Surveys. Also, I don't know how to varify if the city names provided in the dataset coincide with the city boundaries in the Urban Audit Perception Surveys.

What I need is:
1. Air pollution data for the 79 cities and the four greater urban areas which are participating in the Flash Eurobarometer 419 (year: 2015) and the Flash Eurobarometer 366 (year: 2012). Both Surveys are part of the Urban Audit Perception Surveys.
2. It would also be very helpful to have data from the weeks when the survey fieldwork was carried out. Are there any city-level air pollution data from May 21, 2015 until June 09, 2015 and from November 15, 2012 to December 7, 2012?
3. Is it possible to link the city-level emissions data to the respective cities in the Urban Audit Perception Surveys, i.e. do city boundaries coincide?

Any help would be really much appreciated. Thank you very much for your efforts.

Yours faithfully,


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jho Dec 16, 2018 10:16 AM
Dear Sir or Madam,

In addition to my earlier post: I think I could gather most of the data I need by using the "Air quality statistics - expert viewer" (link:[…]/air-quality-statistics-expert-viewer). There, I can select the relevant pollutants, cities and years - I cannot select a finer time resolution, for instance weakly averages, though. However, I can only download the map table in a .pdf or .png format.

Is there any possibility to get this data in an .xls or .csv format?

Yours faithfully,

EEA Dec 20, 2018 03:47 PM

Thank you for your interest in the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Kindly be advised that the relevant experts have been contacted. However, in view of the Christmas holidays, most of our experts are unavailable at the moment. However, we will do our best to try to provide you with the information/data you seek as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding.

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EEA Jan 07, 2019 11:05 AM

Kindly be advised that the statistics can be downloaded from AIDE (F) at

The raw data (hourly or daily depending on the air pollutant) can be downloaded from

Please note that we do not calculate weekly averages. Furthermore, the dashboard statistics are not designed to download data. Download must be done through AIDE and the data download service (as per the links above).

We hope this information may be useful to you.

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jho Jan 07, 2019 03:56 PM

thank you very much for your answer.

Unfortunately, I’m not a geographer and interpolating the emissions data for each city based on the AIDE F using GIS software is far beyond the scope of my thesis. Therefore, I would like to know if I could draw on some existing datasets.

Optimally, I need interpolated air quality data on the city level. That is, I need data on average air pollution concentrations for each of the 79 European cities participating in the EU Urban Audit project.

If this data is not available, then I would need to take simple averages of the values of the monitoring stations in each city.

The advantage of the dashboard statistics is that I can filter for each Urban Audit city. In AIDE F, there is no city variable available. However, if you recommend not to use the expert viewer dashboard, and if there is no better dataset available, then I am going to use this one:[…]s-at-station#tab-statistics

Sincerely yours,