On 28th March 2021 the background deposition and concentration datasets were updated to a 3-year average for 2017-2019. These are used in the Search by Location and Site Relevant Critical Loads tools background pollution maps.
The purpose of UK APIENs (Air Pollution Impacts on Ecosystem Networks) is to monitor and report the negative impacts of air pollution (e.g. acidification, eutrophication, ozone damage or changes in biodiversity) on ecosystems that are representative of freshwater, natural and semi-natural habitats and forests in the UK.
APIS database is going to be temporarily down for maintenance on 24th of February a 18:00. This will affect the functionality of some parts of the website e.g. the SRCL tool and the Seach by Location will be unavailable.
This annual conference provides an opportunity for researchers and policy makers working on air pollution effects on the natural environment to meet to present, and informally discuss, new advances in this field. This year, due to Covid-19, the conference will be online only.
CAPER: The Community of Air Pollution Effects Researchers
CAPER was established over 45 years ago, initially as a forum for scientists to brief fellow academics about their research and results of air quality effects on the natural environment.
The APIS programme are undertaking some development work and new modelling for attributing pollutant sources across the UK and protected network. Source Attribution data provides a snapshot of the mix of pollutant deposition by source sector emissions over a 5km grid or protected site in the UK. As part of this new work we would like to hear your views on the current source attribution data and how it is used in APIS. The survey https://ceh-online-surveys.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/source-attribution-survey-apis will take you around 10 minutes to complete. Your answers are important for the APIS steering group to more fully utilise source attribution data across the UK and protected site network.