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Pollutant Emissions 30% open


What data is expected?

Aggregate data about the emission of air pollutants especially those potentially harmful to human health (although it is not a requirement to include information on greenhouse gas emissions). Aggregate means national-level or available for at least three major cities. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data must be available for the following pollutants and meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Particulate matter (PM) Levels
  • Sulphur oxides (SOx)
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Updated on at least once a week.
  • Measured either at a national level by regions or at leasts in 3 big cities.

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? Unsure (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Unsure
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Luftgüte aktuell published by Umweltbundesamt = Environment Agency Austria)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The federal government makes only data on Ozone measurements available through an open data format (JSON), released by the Federal Environmental Agency, Specific data on air pollutants such as carbon monoxides, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter is available on a timely basis here: These daily measurements are currently not provided for downloaded and data is only made available for the current date. There is a contact provided and no implication that the Umweltbundesamt charges for the dataset.

Reviewer comments

checked no VOCs measurement,



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  • Martin Kaltenböck