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Waterbase - Transitional, coastal and marine waters

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Waterbase is the generic name given to the EEA's databases on the status and quality of Europe's rivers, lakes, groundwater bodies and transitional, coastal and marine waters, and on the quantity of Europe's water resources

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Waterbase - TCM: QualityWaterD

The QualityWaterD table contains disaggregated data on nutrients, oxygen and organic matter in seawater, measured at Eionet-water transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring stations, provided by national sources only. Each station has been assigned a unique Waterbase identifier (WaterbaseID) which can be used to link the Quality data with their respective Stations and Pressures data.

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Day Day day in which sample was taken, values in range 0-31. If the day value has not been supplied the value will be 0. int(4) -1
Month Month month in which sample taken, values in range 0-12. If the month value has not been supplied the value will be 0. int(4) -1
Year Year year of aggregation period (aggregated data sets), or year in which sample taken (disaggregated data sets), in format YYYY. Year should be no later than that requested in the last Eionet-Water data request. int(4) -1
Unit Unit unit of measurement. nvarchar(30) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterbaseID Waterbase ID internally produced, unique identifier used to represent the monitoring station for rivers, lakes, transitional, coastal and marine waters, and water quantity, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_NationalStationID (e.g. AT_RV_001), or the groundwater body, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_EWN-Code (e.g. AT_GW_AT001). nvarchar(255) -1
Determinand Determinand determinand name. nvarchar(255) -1
SampleID Sample ID unique sample identifier required if multiple samples taken on same day. SampleID default value is 0. nvarchar(50) -1
Concentration Concentration concentration of determinand in sample. In TCM data, concentration values recorded as below the limit of detection or determination should contain the limit of detection or determination in the concentration field, with the LimitFlag field set to <. float(8) 0
Salinity Salinity salinity of sample. float(8) 0
SampleDepth Sample depth depth at which sample taken in m below water surface float(8) -1
ThermoPos Thermocline position vertical position relative to thermocline at transitional, coastal and marine water station. AT=above thermocline, IT=in thermocline, BT=below thermocline. varchar(2) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. varchar(2) 0
HaloPos Halocline position vertical position relative to halocline at transitional, coastal and marine water station. AH=above halocline, IH=in halocline, BH=below halocline. varchar(2) 0
LimitOfDetectionFlag Limit of detection or determination flag flag to indicate sample below analytical limit of detection or determination in format <. varchar(1) 0
Waterbase - TCM: QualityBiota

The QualityBiota table contains aggregated data on hazardous substances in biota, measured at Eionet-Water transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring stations, provided by national sources or Marine Conventions. Each station has been assigned a unique Waterbase identifier (WaterbaseID) which can be used to link the Quality data with their respective Stations and Pressures data.

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LowNoOfSamples Low range number of samples number of samples in low range during aggregation period (low range calculated as treating values below the limit of detection as zero). int(4) 0
PeriodLength Period length number of months in aggregation period. int(4) 0
Year Year year of aggregation period (aggregated data sets), or year in which sample taken (disaggregated data sets), in format YYYY. Year should be no later than that requested in the last Eionet-Water data request. int(4) -1
DryFreshNoOfSamples Dry fresh ratio number of samples number of samples taken in ratio of dry weight to fresh weight as a percentage. int(4) 0
FatNoOfSamples Fat content number of samples number of samples of fat content as a percentage of total wet matter. int(4) 0
HighNoOfSamples High range number of samples number of samples in high range during aggregation period (high range calculated as treating values below the limit of detection as the value of the limit of detection). int(4) 0
Determinand Determinand determinand name. nvarchar(255) -1
Unit Unit unit of measurement. nvarchar(30) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterbaseID Waterbase ID internally produced, unique identifier used to represent the monitoring station for rivers, lakes, transitional, coastal and marine waters, and water quantity, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_NationalStationID (e.g. AT_RV_001), or the groundwater body, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_EWN-Code (e.g. AT_GW_AT001). nvarchar(255) -1
AggregationPeriod Aggregation period period of aggregation: Annual=aggregated over whole year, Summer=aggregated over summer months, Winter=aggregated over winter months, MMYYYY-MMYYYY or YYYY-YYYY=aggregated between two periods (TCM only). nvarchar(20) -1
CASNo Chemical Abstract Service Number Chemical Abstract Service Number of determinand. nvarchar(20) 0
LowMedian Low range median median concentration in low range during aggregation period (low range calculated as treating values below the limit of detection as zero). float(8) 0
LowMinimum Low range minimum minimum concentration in low range during aggregation period (low range calculated as treating values below the limit of detection as zero). float(8) 0
HighMedian High range median median concentration in high range during aggregation period (high range calculated as treating values below the limit of detection as the value of the limit of detection). float(8) 0
Low10Percentile Low range 10th percentile 10th percentile concentration in low range during aggregation period (low range calculated as treating values below the limit of detection as zero). float(8) 0
LowMean Low range mean mean concentration in low range during aggregation period (low range calculated as treating values below the limit of detection as zero). float(8) 0
High90Percentile High range 90th percentile 90th percentile concentration in high range during aggregation period (high range calculated as treating values below the limit of detection as the value of the limit of detection). float(8) 0
HighMaximum High range maximum maximum concentration in high range during aggregation period (high range calculated as treating values below the limit of detection as the value of the limit of detection). float(8) 0
HighMean High range mean mean concentration in high range during aggregation period (high range calculated as treating values below the limit of detection as the value of the limit of detection). float(8) 0
FatMaximum Fat content maximum maximum fat content as a percentage of total wet matter. float(8) 0
FatMean Fat content mean mean fat content as a percentage of total wet matter. float(8) 0
FatMinimum Fat content minimum minimum fat content as a percentage of total wet matter. float(8) 0
DryFreshMaximum Dry fresh ratio maximum maximum ratio of dry weight to fresh weight as a percentage. float(8) 0
DryFreshMean Dry fresh ratio mean mean ratio of dry weight to fresh weight as a percentage. float(8) 0
DryFreshMinimum Dry fresh ratio minimum minimum ratio of dry weight to fresh weight as a percentage. float(8) 0
Tissue Tissue tissue element of species monitored. LI=liver, MU=muscle, SB=soft body, WO=whole body. varchar(2) -1
Basis Basis basis of measurement. D=dry, L=lipid (fat), W=wet. varchar(1) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. varchar(2) 0
Species Species species monitored. varchar(20) -1
Waterbase - TCM: QualityHSWaterD

The QualityHSWaterD table contains disaggregated data on hazardous substances in seawater, measured at Eionet-Water transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring stations, provided by national sources only. Each station has been assigned a unique Waterbase identifier (WaterbaseID) which can be used to link the Quality data with their respective Stations and Pressures data.

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Day Day day in which sample was taken, values in range 0-31. If the day value has not been supplied the value will be 0. int(4) -1
Month Month month in which sample taken, values in range 0-12. If the month value has not been supplied the value will be 0. int(4) -1
Year Year year of aggregation period (aggregated data sets), or year in which sample taken (disaggregated data sets), in format YYYY. Year should be no later than that requested in the last Eionet-Water data request. int(4) -1
SampleID Sample ID unique sample identifier required if multiple samples taken on same day. SampleID default value is 0. nvarchar(50) -1
Unit Unit unit of measurement. nvarchar(30) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterbaseID Waterbase ID internally produced, unique identifier used to represent the monitoring station for rivers, lakes, transitional, coastal and marine waters, and water quantity, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_NationalStationID (e.g. AT_RV_001), or the groundwater body, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_EWN-Code (e.g. AT_GW_AT001). nvarchar(255) -1
CASNo Chemical Abstract Service Number Chemical Abstract Service Number of determinand. nvarchar(20) 0
Determinand Determinand determinand name. nvarchar(255) -1
Concentration Concentration concentration of determinand in sample. In TCM data, concentration values recorded as below the limit of detection or determination should contain the limit of detection or determination in the concentration field, with the LimitFlag field set to . float(8) 0
Salinity Salinity salinity of sample. float(8) 0
SampleDepth Sample depth depth at which sample taken in m below water surface float(8) -1
ThermoPos Thermocline position vertical position relative to thermocline at transitional, coastal and marine water station. AT=above thermocline, IT=in thermocline, BT=below thermocline. varchar(2) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. varchar(2) 0
HaloPos Halocline position vertical position relative to halocline at transitional, coastal and marine water station. AH=above halocline, IH=in halocline, BH=below halocline. varchar(2) 0
LimitOfDetectionFlag Limit of detection or determination flag flag to indicate sample below analytical limit of detection or determination in format . varchar(1) 0
Waterbase - TCM: QualitySediment

The QualitySediment table contains aggregated data on hazardous substances in sediment, measured at Eionet-Water transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring stations, provided by national sources or Marine Conventions. Each station has been assigned a unique Waterbase identifier (WaterbaseID) which can be used to link the Quality data with their respective Stations and Pressures data.

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Year Year year of aggregation period (aggregated data sets), or year in which sample taken (disaggregated data sets), in format YYYY. Year should be no later than that requested in the last Eionet-Water data request. int(4) -1
Fraction Fraction upper limit of particle size in analysed fraction in µm. int(4) 0
NoOfSamples Number of samples number of samples in aggregation period. int(4) 0
PeriodLength Period length number of months in aggregation period. int(4) 0
Determinand Determinand determinand name. nvarchar(255) -1
Unit Unit unit of measurement. nvarchar(30) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterbaseID Waterbase ID internally produced, unique identifier used to represent the monitoring station for rivers, lakes, transitional, coastal and marine waters, and water quantity, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_NationalStationID (e.g. AT_RV_001), or the groundwater body, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_EWN-Code (e.g. AT_GW_AT001). nvarchar(255) -1
AggregationPeriod Aggregation period period of aggregation: Annual=aggregated over whole year, Summer=aggregated over summer months, Winter=aggregated over winter months, MMYYYY-MMYYYY or YYYY-YYYY=aggregated between two periods (TCM only). nvarchar(20) -1
CASNo Chemical Abstract Service Number Chemical Abstract Service Number of determinand. nvarchar(20) 0
SedimentBottom Bottom of sediment layer bottom of analysed sediment layer measured from the sediment surface in cm. Value -1 means that this information is not available. float(8) -1
SedimentTop Top of sediment layer top of analysed sediment layer measured from the sediment surface in cm. Value will be 0 if the top of the sediment layer is the surface. Value -1 means that this information is not available. float(8) -1
Mean Mean mean concentration value of aggregated data. On aggregation, sample concentration values recorded as below the limit of detection or determination are set equal to the specified limit, making the aggregate an upper limit. float(8) 0
Minimum Minimum minimum concentration value of aggregated data. On aggregation, sample concentration values recorded as below the limit of detection or determination are set equal to the specified limit, making the aggregate an upper limit. float(8) 0
OrganicCarbon Organic carbon organic carbon content as a percentage of total dry weight. float(8) 0
BottomDepth Bottom depth of sediment depth of sea bottom at sampling site in m. float(8) 0
DryWetRatio Dry wet ratio ratio of dry weight to wet weight as a percentage. float(8) 0
Maximum Maximum maximum concentration value of aggregated data. On aggregation, sample concentration values recorded as below the limit of detection or determination are set equal to the specified limit, making the aggregate an upper limit. float(8) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. varchar(2) 0
Basis Basis basis of measurement. D=dry, L=lipid (fat), W=wet. varchar(1) 0
GrainType Grain type sediment type description. M=mud, FS=fine sand, MS=middle sand, CS=coarse sand, G=gravel. varchar(2) 0
Waterbase - TCM: Pressures

The Pressures table contains proxy pressure data on the upstream catchment or drainage basin of the Eionet-Water transitional water monitoring stations, or within the River Basin District to which the coastal water monitoring stations have been assigned, provided by national sources. Each station has been assigned a unique Waterbase identifier (WaterbaseID) which can be used to link the Pressures data with their respective Stations and Quality data.

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WaterbaseID Waterbase ID internally produced, unique identifier used to represent the monitoring station for rivers, lakes, transitional, coastal and marine waters, and water quantity, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_NationalStationID (e.g. AT_RV_001), or the groundwater body, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_EWN-Code (e.g. AT_GW_AT001). nvarchar(255) -1
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
PopulationDensity Population density population density of the upstream catchment of the river monitoring station or lake, the upstream catchment or drainage basin of the transitional water (TCM data set), or the area within the River Basin District to which the coastal water has been assigned (TCM data set) in capita/km2. float(8) 0
LanduseTotalAgriculture Total agricultural land use total agricultural land use as a percentage of the upstream catchment of the river monitoring station or lake, the upstream catchment or drainage basin of the transitional water (TCM data set), or the area within the River Basin District to which the coastal water has been assigned (TCM data set). Land use based on Corine Land Cover category 2. float(8) 0
LanduseUrban Urban land use urban agricultural land use as a percentage of the upstream catchment of the river monitoring station or lake, the upstream catchment or drainage basin of the transitional water (TCM data set), or the area within the River Basin District to which the coastal water has been assigned (TCM data set). Land use based on Corine Land Cover category 1.1. float(8) 0
LanduseWetland Wetland land use wetland agricultural land use as a percentage of the upstream catchment of the river monitoring station or lake, the upstream catchment or drainage basin of the transitional water (TCM data set), or the area within the River Basin District to which the coastal water has been assigned (TCM data set). Land use based on Corine Land Cover category 4.1 plus 4.2. float(8) 0
LanduseOther Other land use other land use as a percentage of the upstream catchment of the river monitoring station or lake, within the area of the groundwater body, the upstream catchment or drainage basin of the transitional water (TCM data set), or the area within the River Basin District to which the coastal water has been assigned (TCM data set). float(8) 0
LanduseOtherAgriculture Other agricultural land use other agricultural land use as a percentage of the upstream catchment of the river monitoring station or lake, the upstream catchment or drainage basin of the transitional water (TCM data set), or the area within the River Basin District to which the coastal water has been assigned (TCM data set). Land use based on Corine Land Cover category 2.2 plus 2.4. float(8) 0
LandusePasture Pastoral land use pastoral land use as a percentage of the upstream catchment of the river monitoring station or lake, within the area of the groundwater body, the upstream catchment or drainage basin of the transitional water (TCM data set), or the area within the River Basin District to which the coastal water has been assigned (TCM data set). Land use based on Corine Land Cover category 2.1. float(8) 0
LanduseArableLand Arable land use arable land use as a percentage of the upstream catchment of the river monitoring station or lake, within the area of the groundwater body, the upstream catchment or drainage basin of the transitional water (TCM data set), or the area within the River Basin District to which the coastal water has been assigned (TCM data set). Land use based on Corine Land Cover category 2.1. float(8) 0
LanduseForest Landuse forest forested land use as a percentage of the upstream catchment of the river monitoring station or lake, the upstream catchment or drainage basin of the transitional water (TCM data set), or the area within the River Basin District to which the coastal water has been assigned (TCM data set). Land use based on Corine Land Cover category 3.1. float(8) 0
LanduseNature Natural land use natural land use as a percentage of the upstream catchment of the river monitoring station or lake, the upstream catchment or drainage basin of the transitional water (TCM data set), or the area within the River Basin District to which the coastal water has been assigned (TCM data set). Land use based on Corine Land Cover category 3.2 plus 3.3. float(8) 0
Waste Waste waste disposal ground in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. Y=yes, N=no. varchar(1) 0
Spoil Spoil dredged spoil disposal ground in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. Y=yes, N=no. varchar(1) 0
OtherDischarge Other discharge direct discharges from sewage treatment works to the transitional, coastal or marine water body. The OSPAR RID guidelines (http://www.ospar.org/eng/html/formats/welcome.htm) define "direct discharge" as: "a mass of a determinand discharged to the maritime area from land-based sources (sewage effluents, industrial effluents or other) per unit of time at a point on a coast or to an estuary downstream of the point at which the riverine estimate of input is made". Y=yes, N=no. varchar(1) 0
Port Port presence of port facilities in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. Y=yes, N=no. varchar(1) 0
SewageDischarge Sewage discharge direct discharges from sewage treatment works to the transitional, coastal or marine water body. The OSPAR RID guidelines (http://www.ospar.org/eng/html/formats/welcome.htm) define "direct discharge" as: "a mass of a determinand discharged to the maritime area from land-based sources (sewage effluents, industrial effluents or other) per unit of time at a point on a coast or to an estuary downstream of the point at which the riverine estimate of input is made". U=UWWT, NU=Non-UWWT, BU=Both. varchar(2) 0
Marina Marina presence of a marina in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. Y=yes, N=no. varchar(1) 0
OilExtraction Oil extraction exploration for or extraction of oil in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. Y = yes, N = no. varchar(1) 0
OtherActivities Other activities any other activities in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. Y=yes, N=no. varchar(1) 0
IndustrialDischarge Industrial discharge direct discharges from sewage treatment works to the transitional, coastal or marine water body. The OSPAR RID guidelines (http://www.ospar.org/eng/html/formats/welcome.htm) define "direct discharge" as: "a mass of a determinand discharged to the maritime area from land-based sources (sewage effluents, industrial effluents or other) per unit of time at a point on a coast or to an estuary downstream of the point at which the riverine estimate of input is made". E=EPER, NE=Non-EPER, BE=Both. varchar(2) 0
LandFill Landfill transitional, coastal or marine water body directly impacted by leachate from landfill disposal sites. Y=yes, N=no. varchar(1) 0
Mariculture Mariculture fish and shellfish farming in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. Y=yes, N=no. varchar(1) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. varchar(2) 0
Fishing Fishing commercial fishing activity in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. Y=yes, N=no. varchar(1) 0
GasExtraction Gas extraction exploration for or extraction of gas in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. Y=yes, N=no. varchar(1) 0
Waterbase - TCM: QualityBiotaD

The QualityBiotaD table contains disaggregated data on hazardous substances in biota, measured at Eionet-Water transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring stations, provided by national sources only. Each station has been assigned a unique Waterbase identifier (WaterbaseID) which can be used to link the Quality data with their respective Stations and Pressures data.

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Day Day day in which sample was taken, values in range 0-31. If the day value has not been supplied the value will be 0. int(4) -1
Month Month month in which sample taken, values in range 0-12. If the month value has not been supplied the value will be 0. int(4) -1
Year Year year of aggregation period (aggregated data sets), or year in which sample taken (disaggregated data sets), in format YYYY. Year should be no later than that requested in the last Eionet-Water data request. int(4) -1
SampleID Sample ID unique sample identifier required if multiple samples taken on same day. SampleID default value is 0. nvarchar(50) -1
Unit Unit unit of measurement. nvarchar(30) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterbaseID Waterbase ID internally produced, unique identifier used to represent the monitoring station for rivers, lakes, transitional, coastal and marine waters, and water quantity, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_NationalStationID (e.g. AT_RV_001), or the groundwater body, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_EWN-Code (e.g. AT_GW_AT001). nvarchar(255) -1
CASNo Chemical Abstract Service Number Chemical Abstract Service Number of determinand. nvarchar(20) 0
Determinand Determinand determinand name. nvarchar(255) -1
Concentration Concentration concentration of determinand in sample. In TCM data, concentration values recorded as below the limit of detection or determination should contain the limit of detection or determination in the concentration field, with the LimitFlag field set to <. float(8) 0
DryFreshRatio Dry fresh ratio ratio of dry weight to fresh weight as a percentage. float(8) 0
Fat Fat fat content as a percentage of total wet matter. float(8) 0
Species Species species monitored. varchar(20) -1
Tissue Tissue tissue element of species monitored. LI=liver, MU=muscle, SB=soft body, WO=whole body. varchar(2) -1
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. varchar(2) 0
Basis Basis basis of measurement. D=dry, L=lipid (fat), W=wet. varchar(1) 0
LimitOfDetectionFlag Limit of detection or determination flag flag to indicate sample below analytical limit of detection or determination in format <. varchar(1) 0
Waterbase - TCM: Discharges

The Discharges table contains data on the yearly direct discharges to transitional, coastal and marine waters, provided by national sources or Marine Conventions.

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Year Year year of aggregation period (aggregated data sets), or year in which sample taken (disaggregated data sets), in format YYYY. Year should be no later than that requested in the last Eionet-Water data request. int(4) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
Unit Unit unit of measurement. nvarchar(30) 0
WaterBodyID Water body ID national identification code of water body (if applicable) in which station is located. Water body as required/defined by the WFD. A water body may have more than one station in it. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterBodyName Water body name name of water body in which station is located. Water body as required/defined by the WFD. A water body may have more than one station in it. nvarchar(255) 0
SeaAreaName Sea area name name of the local sea into which the river discharges or in which the TCM station is located. SeaAreaName may be the same as WaterBodyName. nvarchar(255) 0
SeaConventionArea Marine convention area name of Marine Convention area of which regional sea is a part. nvarchar(255) 0
SeaRegionName Sea region name name of regional sea of which local sea area is a part. nvarchar(255) 0
CASNo Chemical Abstract Service Number Chemical Abstract Service Number of determinand. nvarchar(20) 0
Country Country name official short name in English. ISO 3166-1. nvarchar(255) 0
Determinand Determinand determinand name. nvarchar(255) 0
Load Load estimated load of determinand. float(8) 0
Method 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. varchar(20) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. varchar(2) 0
DischargeType Discharge type I=industrial, M=municipal, T=total. varchar(1) 0
Estimate Estimate type 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. varchar(1) 0
Waterbase - TCM: QualityWater

The QualityWater table contains aggregated data on nutrients, oxygen and organic matter in seawater, measured at Eionet-Water transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring stations, provided by national sources or Marine Conventions. Each station has been assigned a unique Waterbase identifier (WaterbaseID) which can be used to link the Quality data with their respective Stations and Pressures data.

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NoOfObservations Number of observations number of observation dates within aggregation period (for TwoStageMean aggregation), or number of samples. int(4) 0
PeriodLength Period length number of months in aggregation period. int(4) 0
Year Year year of aggregation period (aggregated data sets), or year in which sample taken (disaggregated data sets), in format YYYY. Year should be no later than that requested in the last Eionet-Water data request. int(4) -1
Determinand Determinand determinand name. nvarchar(255) -1
Unit Unit unit of measurement. nvarchar(30) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterbaseID Waterbase ID internally produced, unique identifier used to represent the monitoring station for rivers, lakes, transitional, coastal and marine waters, and water quantity, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_NationalStationID (e.g. AT_RV_001), or the groundwater body, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_EWN-Code (e.g. AT_GW_AT001). nvarchar(255) -1
AggregationMethod Aggregation method description of aggregation process. MeanOfMinimum=minimum value of all samples on same date and in same depth profile calculated then average of minima calculated by year, TwoStageMean=average of all samples on same date and in same depth profile calculated then average of averages calculated by year. nvarchar(20) 0
AggregationPeriod Aggregation period period of aggregation: Annual=aggregated over whole year, Summer=aggregated over summer months, Winter=aggregated over winter months, MMYYYY-MMYYYY or YYYY-YYYY=aggregated between two periods (TCM only). nvarchar(20) -1
Minimum Minimum minimum concentration value of aggregated data. On aggregation, sample concentration values recorded as below the limit of detection or determination are set equal to the specified limit, making the aggregate an upper limit. float(8) 0
MinimumDepth Minimum depth minimum depth limit for samples included in aggregate in m. float(8) 0
SalinityMean Mean salinity mean salinity measured at transitional, coastal or marine water station. float(8) 0
Maximum Maximum maximum concentration value of aggregated data. On aggregation, sample concentration values recorded as below the limit of detection or determination are set equal to the specified limit, making the aggregate an upper limit. float(8) 0
MaximumDepth Maximum depth maximum depth limit for samples included in aggregate in m. float(8) 0
Mean Mean mean concentration value of aggregated data. On aggregation, sample concentration values recorded as below the limit of detection or determination are set equal to the specified limit, making the aggregate an upper limit. float(8) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. varchar(2) 0
Waterbase - TCM: Stations

The Stations table contains the Eionet-Water transitional, coastal and marine water monitoring stations, provided by national sources or Marine Conventions. Each station has been assigned a unique Waterbase identifier (WaterbaseID) which can be used to link the Stations with their respective Quality and Pressures data.

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TCMMatrix Matrix environmental compartments measured at transitional, coastal or marine water station. B=biota, S=sediment, W=water column. Any combination allowed, listed alphabetically with no separator (e.g. BSW). varchar(3) 0
WaterBodyType Water body type RV=river, CN=canal, T=transitional water, C=coastal water, M=marine water. varchar(2) 0
Mixing Mixing characteristics mixing characteristics at transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring station: FM = Fully mixed, PM = Partially mixed, VS = Vertically stratified. varchar(2) 0
PhysChemStation Physico-Chemicals category station physico-chemical conditions monitored at station. R=represenatative station type, I=impact station type. varchar(1) 0
StationClass Station class proximity to land, defined by comparing supplied station co-ordinates with maps. Coast=within 20 km of closest land or island, Open Water=more than 20 km from closest land or island. varchar(10) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. varchar(2) 0
DataSource Data source source of data: Eionet-Water, ICES. varchar(50) 0
HazsubsStation Hazardous substances category station hazardous substances monitored at station type: R = Represenatative station, I = Impact station. varchar(1) 0
ReferenceStation Reference Station reference station type, found in catchments or associated River Basin Districts with little or no human activity, natural landscape higher than 90%, and minimally impacted by inflow from adjacent coastal or marine waters. Concentrations of nutrients or hazardous substances occurring naturally would give an indication of background levels. For volatile sunthetic substances, data from these stations might be used to assess the significance of atmospheric deposition. River and lake stations can be of more than one type. 1=yes, 0=no. int(4) 0
SeaConventionArea Marine Convention Area name of Marine Convention area of which regional sea is a part. nvarchar(255) 0
SeaRegionName Sea region name name of regional sea of which local sea area is a part. nvarchar(255) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterBodyID Water body ID national identification code of water body (if applicable) in which station is located. Water body as required/defined by the WFD. A water body may have more than one station in it. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterBodyName Water body name name of water body in which station is located. Water body as required/defined by the WFD. A water body may have more than one station in it. nvarchar(255) 0
SeaAreaName Sea area name name of the local sea into which the river discharges or in which the TCM station is located. SeaAreaName may be the same as WaterBodyName. nvarchar(255) 0
NationalStationID National Station ID identifier of the river or lake monitoring stations, the water quantity station, the transitional, coastal or marine flux or montoring station, all unique at the national level. A transitional, coastal or marine station should be a geographically fixed location, an area in which actual sampling locations vary from survey to survey or an area within a defined salinity range within which samples have been taken. Each station is referred to be its single, central location. For transitional, coastal or marine flux stations, the NationalStationID should be the same as that provided for the river flux station. nvarchar(255) 0
Region Region national region in which water body is located. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterbaseName Waterbase name national name of station or groundwater body. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterbaseID Waterbase ID internally produced, unique identifier used to represent the monitoring station for rivers, lakes, transitional, coastal and marine waters, and water quantity, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_NationalStationID (e.g. AT_RV_001), or the groundwater body, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_EWN-Code (e.g. AT_GW_AT001). nvarchar(255) -1
Country Country name official short name in English. ISO 3166-1. nvarchar(255) 0
CatchmentName Catchment name name of major catchment or basin. nvarchar(255) 0
Temperature Mean annual temperature mean annual temperature at transitional, coastal or marine water station in degrees Celsius. float(8) 0
TidalMean Mean tidal range mean tidal range at transitional, coastal or marine water station in m. float(8) 0
SalinityMinimum Minimum annual salinity minimum annual salinity measured at transitional, coastal or marine water station. float(8) 0
SeaDepth Mean annual depth mean annual sea depth at transitional, coastal or marine water station in m. float(8) 0
SeaResidence Residence time residence time of transitional or coastal water body in days. float(8) 0
MainlandCoast Mainland coast distance of marine station from nearest mainland coast expressed in km. float(8) 0
SalinityMaximum Maximum annual salinity maximum annual salinity measured at transitional, coastal or marine water station. float(8) 0
SalinityMean Mean annual salinity mean annual salinity measured at transitional, coastal or marine water station. float(8) 0
ClosestCoast Closest coast distance of marine station from closest coast expressed in km. Only shown if different from MainlandCoast. float(8) 0
Latitude Latitude (Y) international geographical co-ordinates in decimal degrees format. Latitude provided using the common geodetic datum ETS89 (rivers, lakes, groundwater, water quantity) or WGS84 (TCM). Where TCM stations represent a broader area, the central location of the area is provided. float(8) 0
Longitude Longitude (X) international geographical co-ordinates in decimal degrees format. Longitude provided using the common geodetic datum ETS89 (rivers, lakes, groundwater, water quantity) or WGS84 (TCM). Negative values used for co-ordinates west of the Greenwich Meridian (0 degrees). Where TCM stations represent a broader area, the central location of the area is provided. float(8) 0
WaterBodyTypeDesc Water body type description additional water body description, e.g. Bay, Coastal Lagoon, Embayment, Estuary, Fjord. varchar(50) 0
WaterDataSet Water data set RV=rivers, LK=lakes, GW=groundwater, TCM=transitional, coastal or marine waters, QA=water quantity. varchar(3) 0
StationReporting Station reporting purpose reporting purpose of the transitional, coastal or marine water station. EC=European Commission, MC=Marine Conventions, N=national purposes. Station can be for more than one reporting purpose, listed alphabetically with no separator (e.g. ECN). varchar(10) 0
Waterbase - TCM: QualityHSWater

The QualityHSWater table contains aggregated data on hazardous substances in seawater, measured at Eionet-Water transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring stations, provided by national sources or Marine Conventions. Each station has been assigned a unique Waterbase identifier (WaterbaseID) which can be used to link the Quality data with their respective Stations and Pressures data.

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NoOfObservations Number of observations number of observation dates within aggregation period (for TwoStageMean aggregation), or number of samples. int(4) 0
PeriodLength Period length number of months in aggregation period. int(4) 0
Year Year year of aggregation period (aggregated data sets), or year in which sample taken (disaggregated data sets), in format YYYY. Year should be no later than that requested in the last Eionet-Water data request. int(4) -1
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
CASNo Chemical Abstract Service Number Chemical Abstract Service Number of determinand. nvarchar(20) 0
Determinand Determinand determinand name. nvarchar(255) -1
Unit Unit unit of measurement. nvarchar(30) 0
WaterbaseID Waterbase ID internally produced, unique identifier used to represent the monitoring station for rivers, lakes, transitional, coastal and marine waters, and water quantity, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_NationalStationID (e.g. AT_RV_001), or the groundwater body, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_EWN-Code (e.g. AT_GW_AT001). nvarchar(255) -1
AggregationMethod Aggregation method description of aggregation process. MeanOfMinimum=minimum value of all samples on same date and in same depth profile calculated then average of minima calculated by year, TwoStageMean=average of all samples on same date and in same depth profile calculated then average of averages calculated by year. nvarchar(20) 0
AggregationPeriod Aggregation period period of aggregation: Annual=aggregated over whole year, Summer=aggregated over summer months, Winter=aggregated over winter months, MMYYYY-MMYYYY or YYYY-YYYY=aggregated between two periods (TCM only). nvarchar(20) -1
Minimum Minimum minimum concentration value of aggregated data. On aggregation, sample concentration values recorded as below the limit of detection or determination are set equal to the specified limit, making the aggregate an upper limit. float(8) 0
MinimumDepth Minimum depth minimum depth limit for samples included in aggregate in m. float(8) 0
SalinityMean Mean salinity mean salinity measured at transitional, coastal or marine water station. float(8) 0
Maximum Maximum maximum concentration value of aggregated data. On aggregation, sample concentration values recorded as below the limit of detection or determination are set equal to the specified limit, making the aggregate an upper limit. float(8) 0
MaximumDepth Maximum depth maximum depth limit for samples included in aggregate in m. float(8) 0
Mean Mean mean concentration value of aggregated data. On aggregation, sample concentration values recorded as below the limit of detection or determination are set equal to the specified limit, making the aggregate an upper limit. float(8) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. varchar(2) 0
Waterbase - TCM: FluxStations

The FluxStations table contains the physical characteristics of the Eionet-Water transitional, coastal and marine water stations used to monitor riverine input loads, provided by national sources or Marine Conventions. Each station has been assigned a unique Waterbase identifier (WaterbaseID) which can be used to link the FluxStations with their respective Input (load) data.

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WaterBodyID Water body ID national identification code of water body (if applicable) in which station is located. Water body as required/defined by the WFD. A water body may have more than one station in it. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterBodyName Water body name name of water body in which station is located. Water body as required/defined by the WFD. A water body may have more than one station in it. nvarchar(255) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
SeaConventionArea Marine convention area name of Marine Convention area of which regional sea is a part. nvarchar(255) 0
SeaRegionName Sea region name name of regional sea of which local sea area is a part. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterbaseName Waterbase name national name of station or groundwater body. nvarchar(255) 0
NationalStationID National station ID identifier of the river or lake monitoring stations, the water quantity station, the transitional, coastal or marine flux or montoring station, all unique at the national level. A transitional, coastal or marine station should be a geographically fixed location, an area in which actual sampling locations vary from survey to survey or an area within a defined salinity range within which samples have been taken. Each station is referred to be its single, central location. For transitional, coastal or marine flux stations, the NationalStationID should be the same as that provided for the river flux station. nvarchar(255) 0
RiverName River name national name of river. nvarchar(255) 0
SeaAreaName Sea area name name of the local sea into which the river discharges or in which the TCM station is located. SeaAreaName may be the same as WaterBodyName. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterbaseID Waterbase ID internally produced, unique identifier used to represent the monitoring station for rivers, lakes, transitional, coastal and marine waters, and water quantity, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_NationalStationID (e.g. AT_RV_001), or the groundwater body, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_EWN-Code (e.g. AT_GW_AT001). nvarchar(255) -1
Country Country name official short name in English. ISO 3166-1. nvarchar(255) 0
CatchmentName Catchment name name of major catchment or basin. nvarchar(255) 0
Latitude Latitude (Y) international geographical co-ordinates in decimal degrees format. Latitude provided using the common geodetic datum ETS89 (rivers, lakes, groundwater, water quantity) or WGS84 (TCM). Where TCM stations represent a broader area, the central location of the area is provided. float(8) 0
Longitude Longitude (X) international geographical co-ordinates in decimal degrees format. Longitude provided using the common geodetic datum ETS89 (rivers, lakes, groundwater, water quantity) or WGS84 (TCM). Negative values used for co-ordinates west of the Greenwich Meridian (0 degrees). Where TCM stations represent a broader area, the central location of the area is provided. float(8) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. varchar(2) 0
DataSource Data source source of data: Eionet-Water, ICES. varchar(50) 0
WaterDataSet Water data set RV=rivers, LK=lakes, GW=groundwater, TCM=transitional, coastal or marine waters, QA=water quantity. varchar(3) 0
Waterbase - TCM: QualitySedimentD

The QualitySedimentD table contains disaggregated data on hazardous substances in sediment, measured at Eionet-Water transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring stations, provided by national sources only. Each station has been assigned a unique Waterbase identifier (WaterbaseID) which can be used to link the Quality data with their respective Stations and Pressures data.

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Year Year year of aggregation period (aggregated data sets), or year in which sample taken (disaggregated data sets), in format YYYY. Year should be no later than that requested in the last Eionet-Water data request. int(4) -1
Day Day day in which sample was taken, values in range 0-31. If the day value has not been supplied the value will be 0. int(4) -1
Fraction Fraction upper limit of particle size in analysed fraction in µm. int(4) 0
Month Month month in which sample taken, values in range 0-12. If the month value has not been supplied the value will be 0. int(4) -1
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
SampleID Sample ID unique sample identifier required if multiple samples taken on same day. SampleID default value is 0. nvarchar(50) -1
Sampler Sampler name of sampling equipment used. nvarchar(255) 0
Unit Unit unit of measurement. nvarchar(30) 0
WaterbaseID Waterbase ID internally produced, unique identifier used to represent the monitoring station for rivers, lakes, transitional, coastal and marine waters, and water quantity, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_NationalStationID (e.g. AT_RV_001), or the groundwater body, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_EWN-Code (e.g. AT_GW_AT001). nvarchar(255) -1
CASNo Chemical Abstract Service Number Chemical Abstract Service Number of determinand. nvarchar(20) 0
Determinand Determinand determinand name. nvarchar(255) -1
OrganicCarbon Organic carbon organic carbon content as a percentage of total dry weight. float(8) 0
SedimentBottom Bottom of sediment layer bottom of analysed sediment layer measured from the sediment surface in cm. float(8) -1
SedimentTop Top of sediment layer top of analysed sediment layer measured from the sediment surface in cm. Value will be 0 if the top of the sediment layer is the surface. float(8) -1
BottomDepth Bottom depth of sediment depth of sea bottom at sampling site in m. float(8) 0
Concentration Concentration concentration of determinand in sample. In TCM data, concentration values recorded as below the limit of detection or determination should contain the limit of detection or determination in the concentration field, with the LimitFlag field set to <. float(8) 0
DryWetRatio Dry wet ratio ratio of dry weight to wet weight as a percentage. float(8) 0
LimitOfDetectionFlag Limit of detection or determination flag flag to indicate sample below analytical limit of detection or determination in format <. varchar(1) 0
Basis Basis basis of measurement. D=dry, L=lipid (fat), W=wet. varchar(1) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. varchar(2) 0
GrainType Grain type sediment type description. M=mud, FS=fine sand, MS=middle sand, CS=coarse sand, G=gravel. varchar(2) 0
Waterbase - TCM: Inputs

The Inputs table contains data on the yearly riverine inputs of loads to transitional, coastal and marine waters which are monitored at Eionet-Water flux stations, provided by national sources or Marine Conventions. Each flux station has been assigned a unique Waterbase identifier (WaterbaseID) which can be used to link the Input data with their respective Flux Stations data.

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Year Year year of aggregation period (aggregated data sets), or year in which sample taken (disaggregated data sets), in format YYYY. Year should be no later than that requested in the last Eionet-Water data request. int(4) -1
Unit Unit unit of measurement. nvarchar(30) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
WaterbaseID Waterbase ID internally produced, unique identifier used to represent the monitoring station for rivers, lakes, transitional, coastal and marine waters, and water quantity, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_NationalStationID (e.g. AT_RV_001), or the groundwater body, in the format CountryCode_WaterDataSet_EWN-Code (e.g. AT_GW_AT001). nvarchar(255) -1
CASNo Chemical Abstract Service Number Chemical Abstract Service Number of determinand. nvarchar(20) 0
Determinand Determinand determinand name. nvarchar(255) -1
Load Load estimated load of determinand. float(8) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. varchar(2) 0
Estimate Estimate type 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. varchar(1) -1
Method 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. varchar(20) 0

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Waterbase contains timely, reliable and policy-relevant data collected from EEA member countries through the Eionet-Water (formerly known as Eurowaternet) process. Eionet-Water selects validated monitoring data from national databases and adds information on the physical characteristics of the water bodies being monitored and on the pressures potentially affecting water quality. The added value of Waterbase is that data collected through the Eionet-Water process are from statistically stratified monitoring stations and groundwater bodies and are comparable at the European level. Waterbase data are primarily used in the production of the EEA's indicator-based factsheets.

 
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