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

Ricardo Real World Driving Emissions Survey

Air quality measurements

Robust monitoring for understanding compliance with regulatory limits and designing effective and targeted actions to improve air quality

Pre Lockdown Nox Midlands

RapidAir® modelling software

Revolutionary computational speed for emissions baseline setting and road traffic scenario testing

Scenario Modelling Tool

Scenario modelling

A bespoke scenario-modelling tool to inform better policies on air pollutant emissions

Kent And Medway Website

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.

Air Quality Clear Sky

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 Iphone Android 2 1

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.

Air quality modelling


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Ricardo appointed by Defra to develop and maintain UK Air Quality Emissions Scenario Modelling Tool

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Ricardo air quality expertise to help European Commission reduce premature deaths from air pollution

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Ricardo develops new dataset to help local authorities tackle the climate emergency

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Air quality modelling Resources

Ensuring your organisation's AQAPs meet Defra's updated requirements

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Final report on flagship air pollution reporting pilot scheme released

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Antimicrobial resistance: A silent environmental threat

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Ricardo's climate action plan: A blueprint for airport climate resilience

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Meet the experts

Beth Conlan

Beth Conlan

Modelling, Mapping & Assessments Business Manager

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Guy Hitchcock

Guy Hitchcock

Technical Director - Low Emission Strategies

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Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton

Technical Director - Air Quality Modelling and Assessments

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Broomfield Mark

Mark Broomfield

Technical Director

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