Ukraine has officially joined the European air quality database, the press service of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources reports.
"The automated process of data transfer on air quality from the servers of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine to the air quality index system of the European Environment Agency has begun," the statement reads.
Ukraine has become the second Eastern Partnership country (after Georgia – 112 International.) that was able to meet all technical requirements for organizing the data transfer process.
Thus, data on concentrations of ozone, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, suspended dust particles are being used to calculate the air quality index.
Currently, data are transmitted every hour from seven automated posts of the Donetsk regional state administration, as they meet the requirements of the EU directive on air quality. In the near future, it is planned to involve Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions in this process.
As we reported earlier, in mid-April, the index of air quality in Ukraine's capital was defined as "unhealthy".