Air quality modelling
From detailed local scale dispersion modelling assessments in support of planning or permitting requirements through to national scale modelling for the UK Government and other international agencies, we support a comprehensive range of requirements.
Tools and services
Air quality measurements
Robust monitoring for understanding compliance with regulatory limits and designing effective and targeted actions to improve air quality
RapidAir® modelling software
Revolutionary computational speed for emissions baseline setting and road traffic scenario testing
A bespoke scenario-modelling tool to inform better policies on air pollutant emissions
Data visualisation & public engagement
Providing the latest data visualisation techniques to help you understand and communicate air pollution information to the public and relevant stakeholders.
MODUS data mangement suite
Robust, reliable and effective management of air quality data, enabling automated data collection, validation, quality assurance and dissemination through websites and apps.
uBreathe - free app for iPhone, iPad & Android
Giving you air pollution health advice where and when you need it most. A colour-coded UK map locates where you are to give you instant access to current and forecast air pollution information, complete with health advice and useful links.
This service is offered within the following sectors.
Discover our case studiesDesigning a scenario-modelling tool to inform policy on air pollutant emissions
Ricardo appointed by Defra to develop and maintain UK Air Quality Emissions Scenario Modelling ToolRead press release
Ricardo air quality expertise to help European Commission reduce premature deaths from air pollutionRead press release
Ricardo develops new dataset to help local authorities tackle the climate emergencyRead insight
Air quality modelling Resources
Ensuring your organisation's AQAPs meet Defra's updated requirementsRead blog
Final report on flagship air pollution reporting pilot scheme releasedRead report
284 Londoners are now dying early each year due to outdoor air pollution from solid fuel heating says Ricardo in new reportRead blog
Ricardo policy experts work with the World Bank to help the Western Balkans manage road vehicle emissions to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissionsRead article
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