The description of results mainly consists of tables which are listed alphabetically by acronyms of the participating countries.
A general overview of the air quality monitoring networks and their monitoring objectives are presented in the Tables 1 to 4.List of Tables and Figures
Table 1 introduces the country acronyms and lists the names of the corresponding 13 air quality monitoring networks. Annex 2 gives the name of the respective network, the unit, which operates and manages the network and the complete contact address.
Table 1: Country, Acronym and Name of Network
From Table 2 one can see that the air quality monitoring networks of all participants operate at the national level, whereas no tasks at the regional (i.e. within one country) and at the local scale are covered, except Croatia (HR).
Table 2: Operating Level of the Air Quality Monitoring Network
Table 3 shows that about one half of the networks are in the responsibility of the Ministries of Environment, and about one third belong to the Ministries of Health. The Russian Rosgidromet, the Uzbek Glavgidromet and the Institute of Hydrology and Meteorology of Bulgaria carry out monitoring on behalf of decisions of the Minister's Council.
Table 3: Allocation of the Air Quality Monitoring Network
Various monitoring objectives can be distinguished from Table 4, corresponding to the allocation of the air quality monitoring networks, either to environmental or health-related objectives. In general, tasks directing towards environmental protection are covered by networks belonging to the Ministries of Environment. In the course of participations of Central and Eastern European countries in the PHARE programmes, the objective "Population exposure and health impact assessment" has been fostered by networks that do not belong to the Ministries of Health.
Table 4: Monitoring Objectives