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? No (No URL given)
- Is the data available for free? No
- Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
- Available in bulk? No
- Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
- Publicly available? No
- Is data in digital form? No
- Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
- Does the data exist? No
Maroc Meteo (marocmeteo.m), has air quality measurements in this page (http://www.marocmeteo.ma/aircasa/public/), you can see the forecast for the current day, and two days ahead, and measurements for previous dates; all shown on a map and you need to hover to get the values (not machine readable). The following pollutants are being measured, PM10, Sulphur Dioxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, Ozone and IQA (Air Quality Index), which according to this (http://www.marocmeteo.ma/?q=fr/indice_atmo) includes the aforementioned pollutants. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs, e.g. Chemicals containing hydrogen (H), carbon (C) and possibly other elements, that evaporate easily, Organic Carbon and Aerosol) and Carbon monoxide (CO) are not measured/reported.
Previous year's comment below: The agencies responsible for this data are The High Commissioner for Water, Forests and Desertification Control and the Ministry of Environment. No data exists at all. The rare details in reports are all non machine-readable (PDFs or static webpage with a chart as JPG or PNG). They do not appear to be up-to-date. Lastly, the reports are not openly licensed (instead, they are property of the institutions that publish them).
- yar michl
- Tarek Amr