New Visualisation Tools for SEPA Air Quality Site

SEPA’s new data analysis and visualisation tools within the Scottish Air Quality Scotland website will allow local authorities and members of the public to see what is going on with air quality in their areas.

Currently available as a beta test site and open for comments, the site pulls data from the Scottish Air Quality Database and presents it in a simple and pre-analysed format. For the first time, air quality data is provided to the public in a visual and informative way, allowing access to the full range of air quality information collected across Scotland.

The new data analysis and visualisation tools provided by SEPA are also hosted on the Scottish Air Quality website, providing:

- Pre-filtered and analysed air quality data that is accessible to everyone to view and interrogate.

- Advanced data analysis that provides a more detailed analysis of live and historical air quality data, providing local authorities with reporting data.

- International data to identify movement of transboundary pollution that crosses Scotland, and affects local air quality.

- A dedicated area for the National Modelling Framework (NMF), were modelled data is presented for local authorities to develop traffic-specific actions.

The enhancement tools support the delivery of the Cleaner Air for Scotland strategy (CAFS) which commits Scottish Government and partner organisations to deliver further improvements in air quality to protect human health and fulfil Scotland’s legal responsibilities. The strategy aims to promote air quality issues to ensure that the public are well informed, engaged, and empowered to improve our air quality.

Comments on the newly launched beta site should be sent to SAQD_Spotfire@sepa.org.uk.

15 February 2017


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