Air Quality 85% open


What data is expected?

Data about the daily mean concentration of air pollutants, especially those potentially harmful to human health. Data should be available for all air monitoring stations or air monitoring zones in a country. The Index focusses on key pollutants as defined by the World Health Organisation. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Particulate matter (PM)
  • Sulphur oxides (SOx)
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Ozone
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Available per air monitoring station/zone

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes Attribution similar to CC-BY but not standardised license.
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, TSV
Downloadable at once No Exportable after search. Reviewer: No direct bulk option was found at source. Proposing correction.
Up-to-date Yes High resolution on historical data. Unsure about near realtime.
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 2
findable_steps Tried to locate it on the english version of the Swedish EPA website first but failed. Swedish version pointed to IVL.
licence_url$.startup See license text at top of page.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2 Need to drill down search before being able to export the data.
collector_name Naturvårdsverket (IVL) Data hosting by a separate entity: IVL
characteristics Particulate matter (PM), Sulphur oxides (SOx), Nitrogen oxides (NOx), Carbon monoxide (CO), Ozone, Available per air monitoring station/zone Based on list at
location - Website of IVL - data host, -

Accepted with slight correction on bulk data download: As no bulk data download is easily available(multiple selections and interactions needed).

Meta data

Data location - Website of IVL - data host
Data licence$.startup
Data format   CSV, TSV
Reviewer   Ricardo Alanís
Submitters   Peter Krantz
Last modified   Mon Nov 14 2016 18:59:25 GMT+0000 (UTC)