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Detailed criteria for scoring

| LRTAP data | NEC data | Greenhouse gas data | Assessment methods (replacing AQ1-EoI) | Primary validated assessment data - measurements (replacing AQ1-EoI) | Primary up-to-date assessment data - measurements (replacing NRTO3) | Designated areas | European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register | Marine data |

AE1: LRTAP data

Scoring criteria are based on completeness of time series of requested pollutants (SO2, NOx, CO, NMVOC, NH3, PM10, PM2.5) included in national submission under the UNECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP). It is critical for the Eionet priority data flow that a copy of the national submission is made available promptly in the agreed national data repository using the requested electronic format according to the reporting instructions.
GoodGoodGood Complete time series available for all requested pollutants SO2, NOx, CO, NMVOC, NH3 (at least 1990-2013), PM2.5 and PM10 (at least 2000-2013) in the specified reporting format by 15 February 2015.
GoodGood Data available on time (by 15 February 2015).
Good Data delivered after 15 February 2015.
Poor No delivery available.
European datasets Air emissions data published through EEA Data Service
Air pollutant emissions (LRTAP) data viewer in EEA Data Service
Related indicators EEA core set of indicators:
  • CSI 001 Emissions of acidifying substances
  • CSI 002 Emissions of ozone precursors
  • CSI 003 Emissions of primary PM2.5 and PM10 particulate matter
Other air pollution indicators on EEA website.
Data deliveries Data uploaded to the Central Data Repository

AE1b: NEC data

Scoring criteria based on timeliness of reporting on the emissions of SO2, NOx, NMVOC and NH3 during 2012 and 2013 as required by the National Emission Ceilings Directive 2001/81/EC. The directive requires reporting according to the reporting instructions. Countries have been requested to post their deliveries in the Central Data Repository.
GoodGoodGood NEC data available in CDR by 31 December 2014 and in the specified reporting format (i.e. without any modifications to the reporting template).
GoodGood NEC data delivered in time (by 31 December 2014).
Good NEC data delivered after 31 December 2014.
Poor No NEC data delivered.
European datasets National Emission Ceilings Directive Inventory in EEA Data Service
Air pollutant emissions (NEC Directive) data viewer in EEA Data Service
Related indicators EEA core set of indicators:
  • CSI 001 Emissions of acidifying substances
  • CSI 002 Emissions of ozone precursors
  • CSI 040 Emissions of the main air pollutants in Europe
Other air pollution indicators on EEA website.
Data deliveries Data uploaded to the Central Data Repository

AE2: Greenhouse gas data

This data flow now covers both:

For 2015, the scoring criteria are based on the timeliness of the delivery and the completeness of time series of requested pollutants as well as on the consistency between what is reported to the EEA and what is reported to UNFCCC. It is critical for the Eionet priority data flow that a copy of the national submission to UNFCCC is made available in good time in the data repository.

For the non-MMR EEA member countries (Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Turkey), three smileys will be given if the Simple xml is available by end of May and is identical to what has been submitted to UNFCCC.

GoodGoodGood Simple xml and a complete set of CRF tables available by the 15/01.
GoodGood Simple xml and a complete set of CRF tables available with delay (15/01 plus one week).
Good Simple xml and a complete set of CRF tables only available by the 15/03.
Poor No delivery available or if the UNFCCC submission (15/04 and, if relevant, 27/05) is different from the submission to the EU/EEA (by 15/03 and, if relevant, 08/05)
European datasets Greenhouse gas emissions data published through EEA Data Service
Greenhouse gas emissions data viewer in EEA Data Service
Related indicators EEA core set of indicators:
  • CSI 002 Emissions of ozone precursors
  • CSI 010 Greenhouse gas emissions and removals
Data deliveries Data uploaded to the Central Data Repository
Note: Originally, it was planned to evaluate Greenhouse gas data deliveries according to the new criteria. However, the evaluation of this priority data flow cannot be implemented in 2015 due to the absence of a functional software from the UNFCCC to allow the reporting of the countries on the due deadlines. As a result the above criteria will be applied for the first time in 2016.

AQDIPR-D: Assessment methods (replacing AQ1-EoI)

Scoring criteria are based on the timeliness of the delivery and the results of Reportnet's automated quality checks. More information on the AQD XML schema and relevant tests is available at AQ Portal.
GoodGoodGood Data in XML format delivered by 1 October of the reporting year and fulfilling all quality requirements, including completeness checks, i.e.: if the meta-data contains sampling points for PM10/2.5 and O3, and if there are NO2 sampling points declared at traffic locations. Sampling points here refer to currently operational sampling points and to sampling points which were operational during the year of reported data.
GoodGood Data in XML format delivered by 1 October of the reporting year and following the IPR requirements (validating/ accepted in the system) but not fulfilling further quality requirements or XML fulfilling further quality requirements but not delivered in time.
Good Data in XML format delivered by 1 October of the reporting year but not following the IPR requirements (not validating/not accepted in the system) or XML files validating but not delivered in time.
Poor No information delivered in XML format.
European datasets Air Quality e-Reporting data published through EEA data service
Related indicators EEA core set of indicators:
  • CSI 004 Exceedance of air quality limit values in urban areas
  • CSI 005 Exposure of ecosystems to acidification, eutrophication and ozone
Data deliveries Data uploaded to the Central Data Repository

AQDIPR-E1a: Primary validated assessment data - measurements (replacing AQ1-EoI)

Scoring criteria are based on the timeliness of the delivery and the results of Reportnet's automated quality checks. More information on the AQD XML schema and relevant tests is available at AQ Portal.
GoodGoodGood Data in XML format delivered by 1 October of the reporting year and fulfilling all quality requirements, including completeness checks, i.e.: if data with validity > 85% have been reported for PM10/2.5 and O3 (for period from 1 April - 31 October), and for NO2 sampling points declared at traffic locations. Sampling points here refer to sampling points which were operational during the year of reported data.
GoodGood Data in XML format delivered by 1 October of the reporting year, successfully cross-checked with AQDIPR-D and following the IPR requirements (validating/ accepted in the system) but not fulfilling further quality requirements or XML fulfilling further quality requirements but not delivered in time.
Good Data in XML format delivered by 1 October of the reporting year but not following the IPR requirements (not validating/not accepted in the system) or XML files successfully cross-checked with AQDIPR-D and validating but not delivered in time.
Poor No information delivered in XML format.
European datasets Air Quality e-Reporting data published through EEA data service
Related indicators EEA core set of indicators:
  • CSI 004 Exceedance of air quality limit values in urban areas
  • CSI 005 Exposure of ecosystems to acidification, eutrophication and ozone
Data deliveries Data uploaded to the Central Data Repository

AQDIPR-E2a: Primary up-to-date assessment data - measurements (replacing NRTO3)

Scoring criteria are based on the timeliness of the delivery and the results of Reportnet's automated quality checks. More information on the AQD XML schema and relevant tests is available at AQ Portal.
GoodGoodGood Data in XML format fulfilling all quality requirements, including completeness checks, i.e.: if data with validity > 85% have been reported for PM10/2.5, O3 (period from 1 April - 31 October) and NO2 for at least 50% of sampling points declared in AQDIPR-D, and for at least 50% of NO2 sampling points declared at traffic locations. Sampling points here refer to currently operational sampling points.
GoodGood Data in XML format for PM10/2.5 (period from 1 January - 31 March and 1 October - 31 December), O3 (period from 1 April - 31 October) and NO2 delivered and accepted on average within 72 hours from the time the last declared measurement took place.
Good Data in XML format successfully cross-checked with AQDIPR-D and following the IPR requirements (validating/ accepted in the system) but not fulfilling further quality requirements.
Poor No information delivered or XML files delivered but not following the IPR requirements (not validating/not accepted in the system).
Regular products Data are published through EEA's Up-to-date Air Quality Data Viewer
Data deliveries See the current status of E2a data monitoring.
Note: This data flow is not part of the formal set of Eionet priority data flows. The scores are provided for information only. They are not included in the overall assessment of country performance.

CDDA1: Designated areas

The evaluation and scoring criteria for the CDDA 2015 data collection have been modified. This has been done to improve the quality of digital boundaries data and reduce the time needed to process it. The criteria are based on the timeliness and quality of the nationally designated area data that is made available in the agreed national data repository.

The reported designated areas must have the following required attributes:
The information on IUCN categories is a key attribute in the World Data Base on Protected Areas.

Correctly reported digital boundaries data with the appropriate attributes allows the EEA to use the CDDA in combination with other European data sets when making statistics and assessments. The detailed requirements are available for download in the CDDA Data Dictionary.

The critical requirements that are necessary for achieving the highest score are:
  1. Correct SITE_CODE provided for all spatial features; and
  2. Only two spatial files made available per country - one for polygon and one for point data (if any). Up to four spatial files are allowed, if sites which require datum WGS84 (i.e. location outside geographical Europe) are part of the delivery.
GoodGoodGood At least 95 % of the reported nationally designated areas have the required attributes and digital boundaries have been made available for all those that have an area greater than 1 hectare.

Should the delivery not be made by 15 March 2015 and/or if the reported digital boundaries data does not follow the critical requirements listed in the description above, the score will be reduced by one point.
GoodGood At least 66 % of the reported nationally designated areas have the required attributes and digital boundaries have been made available for at least 50 % of those that have an area greater than 1 hectare.

Should the delivery not be made by 15 March 2015 and/or if the reported digital boundaries data does not follow the critical requirements listed in the description above, the score will be reduced by one point.
Good Designated areas made available and at least 30 % of them have the required attributes.
Poor No data delivery under the 2015 CDDA data collection, or delivery does not follow the above mentioned requirements for a higher score.
European datasets Nationally designated areas data published through EEA data service.
Related indicators EEA core set of indicators: CSI 008 Designated areas
Data deliveries Data uploaded to the Central Data Repository
Note: IUCN stands for International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. The IUCN Protected Areas Categories System is available at: http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/gpap_home/gpap_quality/gpap_pacategories/.

E-PRTR1: European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register

The criteria are based on the timeliness, use of requested reporting format and availability of assessment of completeness in the template provided.
GoodGoodGood E-PRTR data available in CDR by 31 March 2015 in the specified XML format accompanied by an assessment of completeness for the data delivered: Activities, substances, releases and/or transfers, list of facilities not yet included.
GoodGood E-PRTR data delivered in time (by 31 March 2015) in the specified XML format.
Good E-PRTR data delivered but not satisfying criteria for timeliness or reporting format.
Poor No E-PRTR data delivered.
European datasets European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) published through EEA data service, also available through the E-PRTR viewer.
Data deliveries Data uploaded to the Central Data Repository
Note: Data delivery has been defined as the first dataset released on CDR which has successfully passed the mandatory compliance checks.

ME1: Marine data

Scoring criteria are based on data deliveries for the current year and focus on the provision of quality data for preferred SoE TCM nutrient determinand groups and preferred SoE TCM hazardous substances in biota. Further criteria, important for achieving the maximum score, is the response of a country to the data validation questions. Any data already submitted to the Marine Conventions need not be re-supplied. Countries are therefore asked to submit only missing or additional data.
GoodGoodGood 1. Reply to critical QA issues on previously reported data as specified in the 'Validation questions'; and
2. Delivery of data for at least one substance from each of the 5 preferred SoE TCM nutrient determinand groups: 1. Chlorophyll-a, 2. Total Ammonium/Ammonium, 3. Total Phosphorus, 4. Orthophosphate, 5. Nitrate/Nitrite/Total Nitrogen;
3. Delivery of data on hazardous substances in biota for substances from the list of Preferred SoE TCM Hazardous Substances;
4. Delivery of stations data with coordinates (if not delivered in the past years).

In the case of missing most recent (2013) data, late data delivery, delivery in non-proper data format or structure and / or missing country feedback, the scoring is reduced from 3 to 2 points.
GoodGood Delivery of data on either at least one substance from each of the 5 preferred SoE TCM nutrient determinand groups listed above, or on hazardous substances in biota for substances from the list of preferred SoE TCM Hazardous Substances.

In the case of late data delivery, delivery in non-proper data format or structure and/or missing country feedback, the scoring is reduced from 2 to 1 point.
Good Delivery can be used, but does not meet the above mentioned requirements for a higher score.
Poor No data delivery under WISE SoE collection 2014, no communication, or
data could not be processed because it was not delivered in the requested format or did not follow the basic quality criteria or was delivered after the data processing period.
European datasets Waterbase data published through EEA data service
Related indicators EEA core set of indicators:
  • CSI 021 Nutrients in transitional, coastal and marine waters
  • CSI 023 Chlorophyll in transitional, coastal and marine waters
Other coast and seas indicators on EEA website.
Data deliveries Data uploaded to the Central Data Repository