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UK-AIR Sensor Observation Service

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  • The service provider is described on the Capabilities document as: Ricardo Energy & Environment ( The phone number and email address are on the GetCapabilities response document in the <ows:ServiceProvider> element.


This is an OGC standards based Sensor Observation Service interface to Defra's UK Air Information Resource (UK-AIR). The service supports the UK obligations to European air quality e-Reporting initiative & Defra Open Data policy. The SOS provides a machine readable access point for air pollution measurements funded by Defra, Scottish Government, Welsh Government & Department of the Environment Northern Ireland. The service implements INSPIRE guidelines. For more on the European air quality e-Reporting initiative go to The OGC SOS 2.0 standard is described at