The Marshal Office of the Malopolska Region has launched a new website presenting information on the forecast of air quality in the Malopolska Region. It will replace the existing site on the Gateway of Malopolska.

The service is very popular with the inhabitants of the region because, due to the publication of forecasts, such particularly sensitive people as children, the elderly and people with respiratory illnesses can avoid excessive exposure to pollution. Within 5 years of its existence, the service has been visited by approx. 30 thousand users and about 240 thousand view were recorded. At that time, over 7 thousand email addresses were registered to receive a newsletter concerning poor air quality.

The new version of the site has gained a new layout and functionality. Anyone interested can get acquainted with the current quality of air pollution and a 3-day forecast for the whole region or part of the Malopolska Region. The website also includes information on the degree of the threat caused by air pollution (powietrze.malopolska.pl/komunikaty).

Within the service, there is a possibility to receive a newsletter with the information about the measured and forecasted level of air pollution in three options: daily, warning and alarm, as well as the possibility of choosing the area of the region to be informed about.

The air quality forecast service in the Malopolska Region has been operating since 1 November 2010. The air quality modeling is conducted by the Faculty of Environmental Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology.

The new site is available at: powietrze.malopolska.pl/prognozy

The project was co-financed by the Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Krakow.