We face major environmental challenges, both globally and locally. Effective actions and solutions are needed to mitigate the impact on the environment. Expert advice is essential for the proper management of current air quality issues. The effects and costs of air pollution have led international organizations, national and local authorities, industry and NGOs to take action.
Our experienced team provides consulting services on air quality, air pollution and climate change. We offer a wide variety of solutions to governments, regional and local authorities, European organizations and agencies.
Our experts offer real support and advice on a wide range of issues. Our goal is to provide real-world solutions to local and global challenges and to comply with current and other regulations.
Key partner of the European Environment Agency and its member countries in the full implementation of European air quality legislation
Provide input to the European Environment Agency and the European Commission on the implementation and development of air quality policies and guidelines.
Specific support to European countries to establish and operate data exchange between various countries and the EEA
Advice and development of management tools and data exchange for central governments
Comprehensive service related to air quality monitoring, modeling, evaluation and management
Support to governments in various aspects of air quality management
Assessment and management of the impact on air quality of specific sectors such as transport, construction, industry, combustion plants and agriculture
Implementation and execution of Citizen Science projects
EEA E-REPORTING IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT
The team supports the EEA in the field of air quality, air pollution and climate change mitigation through the European Center on Air Pollution, Transport, Noise and Industrial Pollution ( ETC / ATNI). Working closely with the EEA, it provides management and technical support on a variety of tasks related to air quality data in Europe, including data management, data exchange / communication, data analysis and interpretation. …
With the new EU Air Quality Directive (Directive 2008/50 / EC), the implementation of the new data communication measures (Implementing Provisions for Reporting – IPR) was the starting point for the transition of old mechanisms for information on air quality information to an updated, modernized and electronic for the presentation of official data and the exchange of data.
IMPLEMENTATION OF LOCAL / NATIONAL LEGISLATION
DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNICAL GUIDES
We manage different projects where the writing of guides and documents is essential. Over the years, we have been the author, co-author, or contributor to a number of key papers and reports on air quality assessment, analysis, and reporting.
In the last 3 editions, the 4sphere team has contributed and written the initial parts of the European Environment Agency’s air quality report as part of the ETC / ATNI. The latest published report is “Europe’s Air Quality Report 2020”.
The team has developed various semi-automated reports on data, data quality and data analysis in conjunction with the European Environment Agency. They will be published in https://aqportal.discomap.eea.europa.eu/
In 2011, following the publication of Decision 2011/850 / EU specifying the rules for the exchange of data between Member States and the European Commission, specific guidelines for the exchange of data were drafted. The 4-sphere team under ETC / ACM (followed by ETC / ATNI) was the lead author. These very extensive guides include summaries and very specific information for data informants.
- “Air quality in Europe – 2020 report”
- User guide to XML & data model v3.4
- User guide to XML & data model for air quality plans (H-K)