How does air pollution affect our natural environment?
We want to raise awareness of how air pollution and climate change shape our environment and help everyone understand the global issues it raises
OPAL Air research
Our scientists have conducted a number of research projects to investigate the impacts of climate change and air pollution. You can learn more about this work on the Air Centre and Climate Change Research Centre page.
Air survey – take part today
By recording lichens on trees and tar spot on sycamore leaves, you can help our scientists answer important questions about the impacts of local air pollution – all you need is one of our free survey packs.
Find out the results
How did we analyse your data? What has it revealed about air quality in the UK?
Lichen expert Pat Wolseley and OPAL data manager Laura Gosling explain the science behind the survey.
Discover more about lichens
Lichen identification guides
Policy and regulation
Learn more about air quality monitoring and Government policies across the UK
OPAL Air was led by Imperial College