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bas Mar 19, 2020 05:24 PM
Hi there! I am looking for recent air quality data for European cities, in order to asses the effects of the recent lockdowns. Unfortunately, the data I access through the open data portal (http://discomap.eea.europa.eu/map/fme/AirQualityExport.htm) is a few days behind for most cities, whereas local institutions publish their measurements within the hour. Does anybody know what the refresh rate is of this database, or where I can find near-real time data?
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EEA Mar 20, 2020 11:05 AM
Dear M. 'Bas',

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA).

We would suggest that you consult our Up to Date air quality data viewer that shows the latest measurements from Europe's air quality monitoring network. Please see: https://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/up-to-date-air-quality-data .

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EEA Enquiry Service
bas Mar 24, 2020 05:23 PM
Thanks for this advice. However, as I am processing many data points, is there another way of accessing this data apart from clicking each of them for each hour by hand? Kind regards, Bas (Mijling)
EEA Mar 25, 2020 12:48 PM
Dear M. Bas Mijling,

You can download the raw data (hourly/daily) at the following link: http://discomap.eea.europa.eu/map/fme/AirQualityExport.htm . We hope that this will meet your expectations.

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EEA Enquiry Service
bas Mar 25, 2020 01:35 PM
Thank you for your suggestion. However, this answer brings me back to my original question: The data which can be downloaded by this data portal lags several days. It appears to be updated only once a week. The download option "Time Coverage: Last 7 days" does not work; it results in an empty page.
EEA Mar 26, 2020 12:32 PM
Dear M. Bas Mijling,

There is currently a problem with the viewer, which our IT department is working on. Hopefully, you will be able to find the data that you are looking for as soon as the problem is fixed. We will keep you posted.

With kind regards,
EEA Enquiry Service
EEA Mar 30, 2020 02:39 PM
Dear Sir,

The issue with the viewer has been resolved. We hope that you will be able to access the data. Otherwise, you could also have a look at this database: http://discomap.eea.europa.eu/[…]/AirQualityUTDexport.htm .

With kind regards,
EEA Enquiry Service
 
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