Air Pollution Information System (APIS) GIS map tool
The purpose of the APIS GIS map tool is to provide a comprehensive source of information on air pollution and the effects on habitats and species. It is a support tool for staff in the UK conservation and regulatory agencies (e.g. SEPA, the Environment Agency, SNH, Natural England, Northern Ireland EA, and NRW), industry and local authorities for assessing the potential effects of air pollutants on habitats and species. As such, it aims to enable a consistent approach to air pollution assessment across the UK.
Environmental data and information
The APIS GIS map tool is an interactive web-based map data explorer which provides and overview of pollutants and their impacts; key air pollution concerns; and legislation and international obligations. It can be interrogated by: pollutant (e.g. sulphur dioxide or ozone); habitats or species; and broad ecosystems
The APIS GIS map tool is where Source Attribution and site pollutant trends now resides from July 31st 2022.
Data Update 11/05/2022: The pollution concentration and deposition data in the Site Relevant Critical Load Tool has been updated to use the 3-year mean for the years 2018-20.
The pollution concentration and deposition data in the Search by Location tool has been updated and is now using 2017-2019 3-year mean data as of March 2021.
The Biomonitoring pages are no longer maintained and updated on APIS. Please use them for information only.
The information in APIS will be used to inform assessments of Pollution Prevention and Control applications and to inform assessments required under the Habitats Regulations or other legislation. However, it is not the purpose of APIS to provide guidance or policies for undertaking such assessments, which are covered separately by the conservation and regulatory agencies.
JNCC, Environment Agency, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Nature Scot, Natural England, SEPA, NAtural Resources of Wales
The work of APIS is jointly funded between the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the UK pollution and conservation agencies including Natural Resources Wales (NRW), the Environment Agency, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Natural England, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research (SNIFFER), the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
UK conservation and regulatory agencies (e.g. SEPA, the Environment Agency, SNH, Natural England, Northern Ireland EA, and NRW), industry and local authorities. Other potential users include non-governmental organisations, universities, students or anyone interested in finding out more about air pollution effects on wildlife.