Open Knowledge

Pollutant Emissions 70% open

Russian Federation

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? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (xls)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Russian report on pollution emission published by Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Rosgidromet))
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Brief Description

We tried to find this data many times but it's not centralized and most likely unavailable as unified dataset. Russian government delegates ecological issues and pollution monitoring to regional level of the executive government branch. But regional government rarely publish pollution monitoring information and pollution sources. I know only a few public data sources available like Mosecomonitoring (Moscow ecological survey). But even whose data source do not publish source of pollutants, they publish only level of pollutants measured by monitoring stations. Even this information rarely available as datasets, most often this is only "images" and "graphics". So availability of pollutants data for Russian Federation is about 80% - for "No", and only about 20% for "yes". The only available sources: - (not up to date) - pollution monitoring and radiation monitoring (by Rosatom) - I suggest this dataset for following review.

Overview in PDF (2012): Overview in PDF (2013):

Step by step explanation 1. Does the data exist?

  1. Is data in digital form?
    Yes, data available via website(-s)

  2. Publicly available?
    Yes, this data is publicly available. We don't need FOI request to get it.

  3. Is the data available for free?
    Yes, this data is available for free. No payment is required.

  4. Is the data available online?

  5. Is the data machine readable?
    No, it's not machine readable. Only PDF file.

  6. Available in bulk?
    No, data is not in bulk

  7. Openly licensed?

  8. Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes

Comment: Nothing changed since 2014 year

update by Reviewer 2015 it seem the data is existent from-Research Production Association "Typhoon"Russian Participation in GEOSS

also form the site of The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe

he Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring in the Russian Federation (Roshydromet) is responsible for the operation and development of the state system of environmental pollution monitoring, and for maintaining the Uniform State Databank on the State of Natural Environment and its Pollution. Roshydromet operates a system for the prompt identification and investigation of dangerous ecotoxicological consequences of emergencies. A system of global baseline environmental monitoring is maintained in Russia, and six integrated monitoring stations are located in biosphere reserves. Air quality monitoring is undertaken by the Institute for Global Climate and Ecology, which prepares the annual Survey of the Pollution of the Natural Environment in the Russian Federation; and the Russian Aerospace Agency (Rosaviakosmos), which developed a system for environmental monitoring in space http://www/ Air pollution monitoring is carried out in more than 350 Russian cities. It covers all major industrial centres and almost all cities with a population of over 100,000. The system includes 1,200 stations for monitoring air pollution in cities and other settlements. Around 4 million samples are analysed annually for more than 20 air pollutants. According to long-term observations, in more than 75 percent of Russian cities maximum concentrations of air pollutants (dust, CO, NO2, ammonia, hydrogen sulphide, phenol) exceed established limits. Thus air quality in most Russian cities does not comply with established sanitary and hygienic norms. - See more at:

its seem the google map is not working to see the monitor site

also the city of Moscow have Air Quality monitoring system

Reviewer comments




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  • Ivan Begtin