Better air quality for the people of Cyprus
The air quality system helps the Cyprian authorities (the Department of Labour Inspection (DLI)/ the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance), to imply the most effective abatement measures in order to reduce the threat of air pollution and to improve the general air quality in Cyprus.
A network of nine advanced monitoring stations record data on an hourly basis. The data is automatically fed to the panels and the new national web site for air quality monitoring in Cyprus: www.airquality.gov.cy.
The solution has been tailor made for Greek authorities by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) in cooperation with Medisell Co Ltd (Cyprus).
Department of Labour Inspection (DLI) (a department in the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance),
The brick wall of the system is based on the NILU developed system for air quality management: AirQUIS. AirQUIS complies with EU reporting and data dissemination requirements. The statistical module offers tools for evaluating, validating and displaying measurement data. The reporting module has tools for extracting and formatting data for reporting to the EU Commission and EMEP.
NILU`s expertise in dealing with air pollution is being put to use all over the world. Many of the tasks are related to urban and residential air pollution. Emission from industrial sources, energy and traffic cause serious health hazards for millions of people. The World Health Organization estimates that ambient and indoor air quality is among the five leading factors associated with impaired health worldwide.