The Discharges table contains data on the yearly direct discharges to transitional, coastal and marine waters, provided by national sources or Marine Conventions.
year of aggregation period, or year in which sample taken, in format YYYY.
Sea region name
regional sea name of which sea area is a part. Consistent with Marine Convention nomenclature.
Marine Convention Area
name of Marine Convention area.
Chemical Abstract Service Number
Chemical Abstract Service Number of determinand.
Water body ID
national identification code of water body (if applicable) in which monitoring station is located. Water body as defined / required by Water Framework Directive. A water body may contain more than one monitoring station.
Water body name
name of water body in which monitoring station is located. Water body as defined / required by Water Framework Directive. A water body may contain more than one monitoring station.
Sea area name
sea area name or identifier into which river discharges, marine water is located, or direct discharge enters. Consistent with Marine Convention nomenclature.
estimated load of determinand.
Method of estimation
OutY = Calculations including outlier values, OutN = Calculations excluding outlier values, FloodY = Calculations accounting for flood events, FloodN = Calculations not accounting for flood events, XSS = Loads calculated by extrapolation from concentrations (of micropollutants) in suspended sediment, Other = Other methods.
ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements
I = Industrial, M = Municipal, T = Total.
L = Lower estimate based on treating determinand values that are less than the limits of detection as zero, U = Upper estimate based on treating determinand values that are less than the limits of detection as equivalent to limit of detection value, X = Unspecified.
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