RepDab introduction

RepDab is an electronic tool to check the format, completeness and internal consistency of submissions of non-gridded emission data submitted to the secretariat of the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) and submitted to the European Commission (ETC-ACC/EC) under the National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) directive. RepDab is intended to assist Parties in their reporting of emissions to the Convention on LRTAP. It is also intended to ensure that the data submitted is in the correct format, complete, and free from internal inconsistencies.


In this version of RepDab, format and completeness checks are performed for national and sector emission data and for activity data information as specified in the 2002 Guidelines (ECE/EB.AIR/80) and in the 2009 Guidelines for Estimating and Reporting Emissions Data under CLRTAP (ECE/EB.AIR/97). For gridded emission data, only file formats and boundaries are currently checked.


The recommended formats for submission of air pollution emission data can be found on the CEIP web site in downloadable templates. Please insert data only in required fields, RepDab will fail to read modified files with additional columns or rows.

History: Changes and Updates in Repdab



Besides Excel files in "*.xls" Format, the RepDab-Check is now also able to check files in "*.xlsx" format.




Updates as follow up of new reporting format specified in 'Annex IV - Reporting templates' of the 2009 Reporting guidelines (ECE/EB.AIR/97). RepDab is now able to test emissions submitted in the old as well as in the new templates.




Updates for the new reporting format as specified in 'Annex IV - Reporting templates' of the 2008 Guidelines (ECE/EB.AIR/2008/4). RepDab is now able to test emissions submitted in the old templates of the 2002 Guidelines as well as the new templates of the 2008 Guidelines.




The new developments made in 2005/2006 consists of Key Source analysis tables and display of trends in national totals of main pollutants, PMs and priority HMs and POPs.




A new template-recognition mechanism has been installed. Excel-cell lying outside the template-region will be automatically ignored.


A new test for gridded data has been installed. It tests the grid-cells against the country borders. Grid-cells lying in other countries will be reported as inconsistency. Since our country database might not be 100% correct, this test is optional.




Due to a bug in the implementation of webdab, test 1.5 has been marked as blue (Inconsistency) instead of red (Format error). This is now fixed. In addition, checks of longitude, latitude and height of Large Point Sources are now included for Table3C as test 1.6.



Please do not forget to unprotect your excel file before sending it to RepDab for testing.