Gdansk - Gdynia - Sopot - Tczew
Air Quality Assessment
Agency of Regional Atmosphere Monitoring of Gdansk Agglomeration (Foundation ARMAAG) was set up in 1993 by four local
governments from the Pomeranian Region, namely Gdansk, Gdynia, Sopot, Tczew and Nederpol Company. ARMAAG Foundation
employs six workers. Yearly budget is about two hundred thousand euro. The Foundation ARMAAG is financed by local
governments (Gdansk, Gdynia, Sopot, Tczew) and The Provincial Foundation of Environmental Protection and Water
Management in Gdansk. Our organization is responsible for measuring pollutants and preparing information about air
Location of stations is shown here (five in Gdansk,
three in Gdynia, one in Sopot and one in Tczew).
The network consists of ten local automatic stations which measure pollutants such as: sulphurs dioxide, nitrogen
dioxide, particulates PM10, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ozone, ammonia and BTX (benzene, toluene, xylene).
Moreover, we measure meteorological elements such as: temperature, speed and wind direction, pressure and humidity.
The figures 1,
3 show average concentration
of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and particulates PM10 at Gdansk monitoring stations in 1996-2005.
Yearly average concentration of SO2 since 1996 has decreasing tendency.
Yearly average concentration of NO2 has decreasing tendency from 1996 to 2002, after 2002 tendency is rather stagnant
or little bit higher.
The concentration of particulates PM10 grows gradually on most stations