We manage an extensive air quality monitoring network that targets the pollutants of concern at key locations using accredited national methodologies. Our Air quality monitoring page has a full breakdown of our monitoring stations. 

You can view the current air quality in Southampton by visiting the national automatic monitoring station.

Our Air Quality Action Plan provides the first set of measures we will implement to meet objectives for air quality in Southampton. We are required to regularly review and assess air quality reports. You can find our air quality reports online.

Nitrogen Dioxide diffusion tubes 

We have a network of more than 90 diffusion tubes across Southampton to measure levels of NO2. To find out more about these and related historical and current findings, visit our Nitrogen Dioxide diffusion tubes page.

Heavy metal monitoring 

We were chosen by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) to be the local operator for the day to day running of heavy metal monitoring equipment.