Created on 2011-01-01 Updated on 2012-12-31 Released on 2013-04-04

Air Quality Monitoring Data Dublin City

Air Quality Monitoring Data Dublin City Council measures ambient air quality in Dublin in accordance with Air Quality standards. 'This dataset contains Air Quality Monitoring Data from 2011 and 2012, consisting five spreadsheets taken from five air monitoring sites around Dublin City that show hourly results for the pollutants Sulphur Dioxide( SO2) , Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Carbon Monoxide ( CO) and Particulate Matter (PM2.5 & PM10). The regulations are set by the Clean Air for Europe Directive 2008 (2008/50); from January 1st, 2010 the directive also requires PM2.5 monitoring. There is no real time data for PM10 or PM25'Black smoke monitoring is also carried out as a form of background monitoring using the benchmark of EU Directive 80/779/EEC as a guide however this has been scaled down since the 1990s following the introduction of the coal ban. 'Multi-pollutant sites are:'Winetavern Street PM10, NO2, CO, SO2'Coleraine Street- PM2.5, NO2, CO, SO2'Ballyfermot PM10, NO2, SO2'PM10 only sites include:'Phoenix Park'Rathmines'PM2.5 only:'Marino'Black Smoke:'Ringsend'Crumlin'Finglas'Cabra''Annual reports from 2004 published here http://www.dublincity.ie/WaterWasteEnvironment/AirQualityMonitoringandNoiseControl/AirPollution/Pages/AnnualReports.aspx

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Organisation Contact Email info@dublinked.ie
Organisation Contact Name Data Officer
Organisation Contact Phone 01 2222812
Category Environment and Energy
Update Frequency As required
Date Range 2011-01-01 to 2012-12-31
Conforms To https://data.gov.ie/technical-framwork
Purpose of Collection Data Released to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Use Constraints Raw data cannot be verified. Each year data is forwarded to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for verification and is officially released each year in the Air Quality Monitoring and Noise Control Unit Annual Report, which is published on www.dublincity.ie.

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