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Waterbase - Transitional, coastal and marine waters

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

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Waterbase-TCM: HazSubs Sediment

The HSSediment 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 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. smallint(2) 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. smallint(2) 0
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. smallint(2) 0
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. int(4) 0
SedimentBottom Bottom of sediment layer bottom of analysed sediment layer measured from the sediment surface in cm. int(4) 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
BottomDepth Bottom depth of sediment depth of sea bottom at sampling site in m. numeric(5) 0
OrganicCarbon Organic carbon organic carbon content as a percentage of total dry weight. numeric(5) 0
DryWetRatio Dry wet ratio ratio of dry weight to wet weight as a percentage. numeric(5) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. nvarchar(2) -1
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(35) -1
SampleID Sample ID unique sample identifier required if multiple samples taken on same day. SampleID default value is 0. nvarchar(20) 0
Determinand Determinand determinand name. nvarchar(50) 0
CAS number CAS Number Chemical Abstract Service Number of the hazardous substance, as defined in the codelist. nvarchar(30) 0
Unit Unit unit of measurement. nvarchar(15) 0
DataSource Data source source of data: Eionet, ICES, MEDPOL. nvarchar(10) 0
GrainType Grain type sediment type description. M=mud, FS=fine sand, MS=middle sand, CS=coarse sand, S=sand, unspecified coarseness, G=gravel. nvarchar(15) 0
Fraction Fraction upper limit of particle size in analysed fraction in µm. nvarchar(10) 0
LimitOfDetectionFlag Limit of detection or determination flag flag to indicate sample below analytical limit of detection or determination in format <. nvarchar(1) 0
Sampler Sampler name of sampling equipment used. nvarchar(30) 0
Basis Basis basis of measurement. D=dry, L=lipid (fat), W=wet, X=unknown. nvarchar(1) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
Waterbase-TCM: HazSubs Water

The HSWater 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 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. smallint(2) 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. smallint(2) 0
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. smallint(2) 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
SampleDepth Sample depth depth at which sample taken in m below water surface numeric(5) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. nvarchar(2) -1
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(35) -1
SampleID Sample ID unique sample identifier required if multiple samples taken on same day. SampleID default value is 0. nvarchar(20) 0
Determinand Determinand determinand name. nvarchar(100) 0
CASNumber CAS Number Chemical Abstract Service Number of the hazardous substance, as defined in the codelist. nvarchar(10) 0
Unit Unit unit of measurement. nvarchar(5) 0
LimitOfDetectionFlag Limit of detection or determination flag flag to indicate sample below analytical limit of detection or determination in format . nvarchar(1) 0
ThermoPos Thermocline position vertical position relative to thermocline at transitional, coastal and marine water station. AT=above thermocline, IT=in thermocline, BT=below thermocline. nvarchar(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. nvarchar(2) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
DataSource Data source source of data: Eionet, ICES, MEDPOL. nvarchar(10) 0
Waterbase-TCM: ICES and MEDPOL Stations

The Stations_ICES_MEDPOL table contains the ICES and MEDPOL monitoring stations, provided by 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 HazSubs data.

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LatitudeMin Latitude minimum Latitude minimum for the particular station numeric(5) 0
LatitudeMax Latitude maxuimum Latitude maximum for the particular station. numeric(5) 0
LongitudeMin Longitude minimum Longitude minimum for the particular station numeric(5) 0
LongitudeMax Longitude maximum Longitude maximum for the particular station numeric(5) 0
CountryCode Country Code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. nvarchar(2) -1
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(35) -1
DataSource Data source source of data: Eionet, ICES, MEDPOL. nvarchar(10) 0
Waterbase-TCM: Quality

The Quality 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 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. smallint(2) 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. smallint(2) 0
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. smallint(2) 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
SampleDepth Sample depth depth at which sample taken in m below water surface numeric(5) 0
Salinity Salinity salinity of sample. numeric(5) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. nvarchar(2) -1
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(35) -1
SampleID Sample ID unique sample identifier required if multiple samples taken on same day. SampleID default value is 0. nvarchar(30) 0
Determinand Determinand determinand name. nvarchar(40) 0
Unit Unit unit of measurement. nvarchar(15) 0
LimitOfDetectionFlag Limit of detection or determination flag flag to indicate sample below analytical limit of detection or determination in format <. nvarchar(3) 0
ThermoPos Thermocline position vertical position relative to thermocline at transitional, coastal and marine water station. AT=above thermocline, IT=in thermocline, BT=below thermocline. nvarchar(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. nvarchar(2) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
DataSource Data source source of data: Eionet, ICES, MEDPOL. nvarchar(10) 0
Waterbase-TCM: HazSubs Biota

The HSBiota 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 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. smallint(2) 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. smallint(2) 0
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. smallint(2) 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. numeric(5) 0
Fat Fat fat content as a percentage of total wet matter. numeric(5) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. nvarchar(2) -1
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(35) -1
SampleID Sample ID unique sample identifier required if multiple samples taken on same day. SampleID default value is 0. nvarchar(20) 0
Determinand Determinand determinand name. nvarchar(100) 0
CASNumber CAS Number Chemical Abstract Service Number of the hazardous substance, as defined in the codelist. nvarchar(30) 0
Unit Unit unit of measurement. nvarchar(5) 0
Species Species species monitored. nvarchar(10) 0
Tissue Tissue tissue element of species monitored. LI=liver, MU=muscle, SB=soft body, WO=whole body. nvarchar(2) 0
LimitOfDetectionFlag Limit of detection or determination flag flag to indicate sample below analytical limit of detection or determination in format <. nvarchar(1) 0
Basis Basis basis of measurement. D=dry, L=lipid (fat), W=wet. nvarchar(1) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
DataSource Data source source of data: Eionet, ICES, MEDPOL. nvarchar(10) 0
Waterbase-TCM: Flux stations

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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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. numeric(5) 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. numeric(5) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. nvarchar(2) -1
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(35) -1
WaterbaseName Waterbase name national name of station or groundwater body. nvarchar(50) 0
RiverName River name national name of river. nvarchar(20) 0
CatchmentName Catchment name name of major catchment or basin. nvarchar(50) 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(20) 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(30) 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(20) 0
SeaRegionName Sea region name name of regional sea of which local sea area is a part. nvarchar(30) 0
SeaConventionArea Marine convention area name of Marine Convention area of which regional sea is a part. nvarchar(10) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
DataSource Data source source of data: Eionet, ICES, MEDPOL. nvarchar(10) 0
Waterbase-TCM: Microsoft Access database (9 tables)

Database contains all data tables. Detailed table definitions are displayed in the sections with individual tables.

Waterbase - TCM: Input

The Input table contains data on the yearly riverine input 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. smallint(2) 0
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. nvarchar(2) -1
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(35) -1
Determinand Determinand determinand name. nvarchar(30) 0
CASNumber CAS Number Chemical Abstract Service Number of the hazardous substance, as defined in the codelist. nvarchar(10) 0
Unit Unit unit of measurement. nvarchar(15) 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. nvarchar(1) 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. nvarchar(10) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 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. smallint(2) 0
Load Load estimated load of determinand. numeric(9) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. nvarchar(2) -1
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(20) 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(30) 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(30) 0
SeaRegionName Sea region name name of regional sea of which local sea area is a part. nvarchar(20) 0
SeaConventionArea Marine convention area name of Marine Convention area of which regional sea is a part. nvarchar(10) 0
Remarks Remarks remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar(255) 0
DischargeType Discharge type I=industrial, M=municipal, T=total. nvarchar(1) 0
Determinand Determinand determinand name. nvarchar(30) 0
CASNumber CAS Number Chemical Abstract Service Number of the hazardous substance, as defined in the codelist. nvarchar(10) 0
Unit Unit unit of measurement. nvarchar(10) 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. nvarchar(1) 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. nvarchar(10) 0
Waterbase-TCM: EIONET stations

The Stations_EIONET 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 or HazSubs data.

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SeaResidence Residence time residence time of transitional or coastal water body in days. smallint(2) 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. numeric(5) 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. numeric(5) 0
MainlandCoast Mainland coast distance of marine station from nearest mainland coast expressed in km. numeric(5) 0
ClosestCoast Closest coast distance of marine station from closest coast expressed in km. Only shown if different from MainlandCoast. numeric(5) 0
SalinityMean Mean annual salinity mean annual salinity measured at transitional, coastal or marine water station. numeric(5) 0
SalinityMinimum Minimum annual salinity minimum annual salinity measured at transitional, coastal or marine water station. numeric(5) 0
SalinityMaximum Maximum annual salinity maximum annual salinity measured at transitional, coastal or marine water station. numeric(5) 0
Temperature Mean annual temperature mean annual temperature at transitional, coastal or marine water station in degrees Celsius. numeric(5) 0
SeaDepth Mean annual depth mean annual sea depth at transitional, coastal or marine water station in m. numeric(5) 0
CountryCode Country code abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating country. ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements. nvarchar(2) -1
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(35) -1
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. nvarchar(10) 0
StationSite Station Site Specify whether station represents a single point location, a linear feature or a wider area (Area, Line, Point). nvarchar(5) 0
WaterbaseName Waterbase name national name of station or groundwater body. nvarchar(50) 0
WaterBodyType Water body type RV=river, CN=canal, T=transitional water, C=coastal water, M=marine water. nvarchar(1) 0
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). nvarchar(3) 0
Mixing Mixing characteristics mixing characteristics at transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring station: FM = Fully mixed, PM = Partially mixed, VS = Vertically stratified. nvarchar(2) 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(50) 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(100) 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(50) 0
SeaRegionName Sea region name name of regional sea of which local sea area is a part. nvarchar(50) 0
SeaConventionArea Marine Convention Area name of Marine Convention area of which regional sea is a part. nvarchar(15) 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). nvarchar(5) 0
WaterBodyTypeDescription Water Body Type Description Additional water body type description. nvarchar(30) 0
CatchmentName Catchment name name of major catchment or basin. nvarchar(100) 0
Region Region national region in which water body is located. nvarchar(30) 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. nvarchar(1) 0
PhysChemStation Physico-Chemicals category station physico-chemical conditions monitored at station. R=represenatative station type, I=impact station type. nvarchar(1) 0
HazsubsStation Hazardous substances category station hazardous substances monitored at station type: R = Represenatative station, I = Impact station. nvarchar(1) 0

Additional information

Country codes and abbreviations (28 records)

Table contains list of ISO 3166 alpha 2 code elements used in Waterbase-TCM version 5

Tables metadata

File contains metadata definitions of all data tables.

Waterbase - TCM: Determinands

Document contains list of all determinands and units used in Waterbase-TCM version 5.

Metadata

Additional information

Waterbase contains timely, reliable and policy-relevant data collected from EEA member countries through the WISE-SoE data collection (formerly known as Eionet-Water and Eurowaternet) process. WISE-SoE data collection 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 WISE-SoE data collection 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 EEAs indicator-based factsheets.

 
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