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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 (10 tables)

The dataset contains data on physical characteristics of the transitional, coastal and marine water monitoring and flux stations, proxy pressures on the upstream catchment, basin and River Basin District associated with transitional and coastal waters, chemical quality data on nutrients in seawater and hazardous substances in biota, sediment and seawater, as well as data on direct discharges and riverine input loads.

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Discharges (1182 records)

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

Field name Field Definition Note Data type Primary key
CountryCode Abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating Country text(2) yes
WaterBodyID National identification code of water body (if available) in which station is located.
text(50) yes
WaterBodyName Identifier of the TCM flux station or monitoring station, all unique at the national level. text(50) yes
SeaAreaName Name of the local sea into which the river discharges or in which the TCM station is located. text(30)
SeaRegionName Name of regional sea of which local sea area is a part. text(30)
SeaConventionArea Name of Marine Convention area of which regional sea is a part, as defined in the codelist. text(20)
Year Year in which sample taken, in format YYYY. integer yes
DischargeType Discharge type, as defined in the codelist. text(1)
Determinand Name of riverine inputs or direct discharge determinand, as defined in the codelist. text(30) yes
CASNumber Chemical Abstract Service Number of the hazardous substance, as defined in the codelist. text(20)
Unit Unit of measurement of riverine input or direct discharge, as defined in the codelist text(20)
Estimate Estimate type, as defined in the codelist. text(1) yes
Method Method of estimation, as defined in the codelist. text(10)
Load Estimated load of determinand. single
QA_duplicates Quality assurance field - record is duplicated Combination of primary key values should be unique. Details are explained in the QA documentation boolean
QA_MVmissing Quality assurance field - missing mandatory values List of mandatory values missing in the record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(150)
QA_load_error Quality assurance field - load value issues Code defining type of load value error. Details are explained in the QA documentation integer
QA_datatype_errors Quality assurance field - data type and data definition errors List of field names and their values where values that do not follow the official specifications. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(150)

Flux stations (72 records)

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.

Field name Field Definition Note Data type Primary key
CountryCode Abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating Country text(2) yes
WaterbaseID Internally produced, unique Waterbase identifier combination of CountryCode + '_TCM_' + (type of hazardous substances data - 'B_' - biota, 'S_' - Sediment, 'W_' - water) + NationalStationID text(60) yes
NationalStationID Identifier of the TCM flux station or monitoring station, all unique at the national level. text(60)
NationalStationName National name of the monitoring station. text(150)
WFDstation Specification yes / no, whether the monitoring station was reported to European Commission as Water Framework Directive, Article 8 monitoring station. text(1)
WFD_EU_CD Internally produced, unique international identifier of the monitoring station under which the station was reported as WFD Art.8 monitoring station. text(20)
RiverName National name of river. text(50)
CatchmentName Name of major catchment or basin. text(50)
WaterBodyID National identification code of water body (if available) in which station is located. text(20)
WaterBodyName Name of water body in which station is located. text(100)
SeaAreaName Name of the local sea into which the river discharges or in which the TCM station is located. text(30)
SeaRegionName Name of regional sea of which local sea area is a part. text(30)
SeaConventionArea Name of Marine Convention area of which regional sea is a part, as defined in the codelist. text(20)
RBDcode River Basin District Code, as defined in the codelist. text(50)
RBDname Name of the River Basin District. text(150)
Longitude (X) International geographical co-ordinates in decimal degrees format single
Latitude (Y) International geographical co-ordinates in decimal degrees format single
QA_MVmissing Quality assurance field - missing mandatory values List of mandatory values missing in the record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(150)
QA_station_problem Quality assurance field - stations data quality issues flag List of codes of station related violated by record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(50)
QA_datatype_errors Quality assurance field - data type and data definition errors List of field names and their values where values that do not follow the official specifications. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(100)

HazSubs Biota (844636 records)

The HazSubs Biota 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.

Field name Field Definition Note Data type Primary key
CountryCode Abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating Country text(2) yes
WaterbaseID Internally produced, unique Waterbase identifier combination of CountryCode + '_TCM_' + (type of hazardous substances data - 'B_' - biota, 'S_' - Sediment, 'W_' - water) + NationalStationID text(60) yes
NationalStationID Identifier of the TCM flux station or monitoring station, all unique at the national level. text(60)
Year Year in which sample taken integer yes
Month Month in which sample taken integer yes
Day Day on which sample taken integer yes
SampleID Unique sample identifier required if multiple samples taken on same day. SampleID default value should be 0. text(20) yes
Determinand Name of hazardous substance or other chemical determinand, as defined in codelist. text(100) yes
CASNumber Chemical Abstract Service Number of the hazardous substance, as defined in the codelist. text(30)
Unit Unit of measurement of hazardous substance, as defined in the codelist. text(20)
Species Species monitored, as defined in the codelist. text(50) yes
Tissue Tissue element of species monitored, as defined in the codelist text(2) yes
LimitFlag Flag to indicate sample below analytical limit of detection (LOD) or limit of quantification (LOQ) sample below limit of detection: [, sample below limit of quantification: < text(1)
Concentration Concentration of determinand in sample (negative values should not be supplied). double
Basis Basis of measurement, as defined in the codelist. text(1)
DryWetRatio% Ratio of dry weight to wet or fresh weight as a percentage double
Fat Fat content as percentage of total wet matter. double
LipidWeight% double
ExtractLipidWeight% double
DataSource Data source EIONET, Medpol or ICES text(10)
QA_MVmissing Quality assurance field - missing mandatory values List of mandatory values missing in the record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(150)
QA_concentration_error Quality assurance field - concentration value issues Code defining type of concentration value error. Details are explained in the QA documentation integer
QA_outlier Quality assurance field - outlier flag. Code flaging record as a possible outlier and defining type of the outlier. Details are explained in the QA documentation. integer
QA_station_problem Quality assurance field - stations data quality issues flag List of codes of station related violated by record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(50)
QA_other_errors Quality assurance field - other, unsorted quality issues List of codes of other, unsorted rules violated by record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(50)
QA_datatype_errors Quality assurance field - data type and data definition errors List of field names and their values where values that do not follow the official specifications. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(150)

HazSubs Sediment (370812 records)

The HazSubs Sediment 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.

Field name Field Definition Note Data type Primary key
CountryCode Abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating Country text(2) yes
WaterbaseID Internally produced, unique Waterbase identifier combination of CountryCode + '_TCM_' + (type of hazardous substances data - 'B_' - biota, 'S_' - Sediment, 'W_' - water) + NationalStationID text(60) yes
NationalStationID Identifier of the TCM flux station or monitoring station, all unique at the national level. text(60)
Year Year in which sample taken integer yes
Month Month in which sample taken integer yes
Day Day on which sample taken integer yes
SampleID Unique sample identifier required if multiple samples taken on same day. SampleID default value should be 0. text(20) yes
Determinand Name of hazardous substance or other chemical determinand, as defined in codelist. text(100) yes
CASNumber Chemical Abstract Service Number of the hazardous substance, as defined in the codelist. text(30)
Unit Unit of measurement of hazardous substance, as defined in the codelist. text(20)
GrainType Sediment type description, as defined in the codelist text(5)
Fraction Upper limit of particle size in analysed fraction, in µm. long yes
LimitFlag Flag to indicate sample below analytical limit of detection (LOD) or limit of quantification (LOQ) sample below limit of detection: [, sample below limit of quantification: < text(1)
Concentration Concentration of determinand in sample (negative values should not be supplied). double
Sampler Name of sampling equipment used. text(100)
BottomDepth Depth of sea bottom at sampling point in metres. double
SedimentTop Top of analysed sediment layer measured from the sediment surface in centimetres. Value will be zero if top of sediment layer is the sediment surface. double yes
SedimentBottom Bottom of analysed sediment layer measured from the sediment surface in centimetres. double yes
OrganicCarbon Organic Carbon content as a percentage of total dry weight. double
DryWetRatio% Ratio of dry weight to wet or fresh weight as a percentage double
Basis Basis of measurement, as defined in the codelist. text(1)
DataSource Data source EIONET, Medpol or ICES text(10)
QA_MVmissing Quality assurance field - missing mandatory values List of mandatory values missing in the record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(150)
QA_concentration_error Quality assurance field - concentration value issues Code defining type of concentration value error. Details are explained in the QA documentation integer
QA_outlier Quality assurance field - outlier flag. Code flaging record as a possible outlier and defining type of the outlier. Details are explained in the QA documentation. integer
QA_station_problem Quality assurance field - stations data quality issues flag List of codes of station related violated by record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(50)
QA_other_errors Quality assurance field - other, unsorted quality issues List of codes of other, unsorted rules violated by record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(50)
QA_datatype_errors Quality assurance field - data type and data definition errors List of field names and their values where values that do not follow the official specifications. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(150)

HazSubs Water (59693 records)

The HazSubs Water 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.

Field name Field Definition Note Data type Primary key
CountryCode Abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating Country text(2) yes
WaterbaseID Internally produced, unique Waterbase identifier combination of CountryCode + '_TCM_' + (type of hazardous substances data - 'B_' - biota, 'S_' - Sediment, 'W_' - water) + NationalStationID text(60) yes
NationalStationID Identifier of the TCM flux station or monitoring station, all unique at the national level. text(60)
Year Year in which sample taken integer yes
Month Month in which sample taken integer yes
Day Day on which sample taken integer yes
SampleID Unique sample identifier required if multiple samples taken on same day. SampleID default value should be 0. text(20) yes
Determinand Name of hazardous substance or other chemical determinand, as defined in codelist. text(100) yes
CASNumber Chemical Abstract Service Number of the hazardous substance, as defined in the codelist. text(20)
Unit Unit of measurement of hazardous substance, as defined in the codelist. text(10)
LimitFlag Flag to indicate sample below analytical limit of detection (LOD) or limit of quantification (LOQ) sample below limit of detection: [, sample below limit of quantification: < text(1)
Concentration Concentration of determinand in sample (negative values should not be supplied). double
SampleDepth Depth at which sample taken in metres below water surface. double yes
ThermoPos Vertical position of sample relative to thermocline, as defined in the codelist. text(2)
HaloPos Vertical position of sample relative to halocline, as defined in the codelist text(2)
Salinity Salinity of sample. double
DataSource Data source EIONET, Medpol or ICES text(10)
Remarks Remarks, comments or explanatory notes text(255)
QA_MVmissing Quality assurance field - missing mandatory values List of mandatory values missing in the record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(150)
QA_concentration_error Quality assurance field - concentration value issues Code defining type of concentration value error. Details are explained in the QA documentation integer
QA_outlier Quality assurance field - outlier flag. Code flaging record as a possible outlier and defining type of the outlier. Details are explained in the QA documentation. integer
QA_station_problem Quality assurance field - stations data quality issues flag List of codes of station related violated by record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(50)
QA_datatype_errors Quality assurance field - data type and data definition errors List of field names and their values where values that do not follow the official specifications. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(150)

Inputs (23230 records)

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.

Field name Field Definition Note Data type Primary key
CountryCode Abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating Country text(2) yes
WaterbaseID Internally produced, unique Waterbase identifier combination of CountryCode + '_TCM_' + (type of hazardous substances data - 'B_' - biota, 'S_' - Sediment, 'W_' - water) + NationalStationID text(60) yes
NationalStationID Identifier of the TCM flux station or monitoring station, all unique at the national level. text(60)
Year Year in which sample taken integer yes
Determinand Name of riverine inputs or direct discharge determinand, as defined in the codelist. text(100) yes
CASNumber Chemical Abstract Service Number of the hazardous substance, as defined in the codelist. text(30)
Unit Unit of measurement of riverine input or direct discharge, as defined in the codelist. text(20)
Estimate Estimate type, as defined in the codelist. text(1) yes
Method Method of estimation, as defined in the codelist. text(10)
Load Estimated load of determinand. double
QA_duplicates Quality assurance field - record is duplicated Combination of primary key values should be unique. Details are explained in the QA documentation boolean
QA_MVmissing Quality assurance field - missing mandatory values List of mandatory values missing in the record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(150)
QA_load_error Quality assurance field - load value issues Code defining type of load value error. Details are explained in the QA documentation integer
QA_station_problem Quality assurance field - stations data quality issues flag List of codes of station related violated by record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(50)
QA_datatype_errors Quality assurance field - data type and data definition errors List of field names and their values where values that do not follow the official specifications. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(150)

ProxyPressures (241 records)

The ProxyPressures table contains information about proxy pressures on the upstream catchment or drainage basin of the transitional water or the area within the River Basin District to which the coastal water has been assigned, relating to flux stations.

Field name Field Definition Note Data type Primary key
CountryCode Abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating Country text(2) yes
WaterbaseID Internally produced, unique Waterbase identifier combination of CountryCode + '_TCM_' + (type of hazardous substances data - 'B_' - biota, 'S_' - Sediment, 'W_' - water) + NationalStationID text(60) yes
NationalStationID Identifier of the TCM flux station or monitoring station, all unique at the national level. text(60)
PopulationDensity 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 per kilometre squared. double
SewageDischarge Direct discharges from sewage treatment works to the transitional, coastal or marine water body. text(1)
IndustrialDischarge Direct discharges from industry to the transitional, coastal or marine water body. text(2)
OtherDischarge Direct discharges from other sources to the transitional, coastal or marine water body. text(1)
OilExtraction Exploration for, or extraction of, oil in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. text(1)
GasExtraction Exploration for, or extraction of, gas in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. text(1)
Spoil Dredged spoil disposal ground in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. text(1)
Waste Waste disposal ground in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. text(1)
Landfill Transitional, coastal or marine water body directly impacted by leachate from landfill disposal sites. text(1)
Mariculture Fish and shellfish farming in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. text(1)
Fishing Commercial fishing activity in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. text(1)
Marina Presence of a marina in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. text(1)
Port Presence of port facilities in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. text(1)
OtherActivities Any other activities in the transitional, coastal or marine water body. text(1)
Remarks Remarks, comments or explanatory notes. text(255)
QA_station_problem Quality assurance field - stations data quality issues flag List of codes of station related violated by record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(50)

Quality (6796693 records)

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.

Field name Field Definition Note Data type Primary key
CountryCode Abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating Country text(2) yes
WaterbaseID Internally produced, unique Waterbase identifier combination of CountryCode + '_TCM_' + (type of hazardous substances data - 'B_' - biota, 'S_' - Sediment, 'W_' - water) + NationalStationID text(60) yes
NationalStationID Identifier of the TCM flux station or monitoring station, all unique at the national level. text(60)
Year Year in which sample taken integer yes
Month Month in which sample taken integer yes
Day Day on which sample taken integer yes
SampleID Unique sample identifier required if multiple samples taken on same day. SampleID default value should be 0. text(30) yes
Determinand Name of nutrients, organic matter or general physico-chemical determinands, as defined in the codelist. text(50) yes
Unit Unit of measurement of nutrients in seawater, as defined in the codelist text(20)
LimitOfDetection Concentration for which there is a desirably small probability (around 5%) that the determinand will not be detected i.e. there is a 95% probability that the determinand will be detected. double
LimitOfQuantification The smallest concentration that can be distinguished from the analytical blank at a chosen level of statistical confidence (usually 95%). double
LimitFlag Flag to indicate sample below analytical limit of detection (LOD) or limit of quantification (LOQ) sample below limit of detection: [, sample below limit of quantification: < text(1)
Concentration Concentration of determinand in sample (negative values should not be supplied). double
SampleDepth Depth at which sample taken in metres below water surface. double yes
ThermoPos Vertical position of sample relative to thermocline, as defined in the codelist. text(2)
HaloPos Vertical position of sample relative to halocline, as defined in the codelist text(2)
Salinity Salinity of sample. double
DataSource Data source EIONET, Medpol or ICES text(10)
Remarks Remarks, comments or explanatory notes text(255)
QA_MVmissing Quality assurance field - missing mandatory values List of mandatory values missing in the record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(150)
QA_concentration_error Quality assurance field - concentration value issues Code defining type of concentration value error. Details are explained in the QA documentation integer
QA_outlier Quality assurance field - outlier flag. Code flaging record as a possible outlier and defining type of the outlier. Details are explained in the QA documentation. integer
QA_station_problem Quality assurance field - stations data quality issues flag List of codes of station related violated by record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(50)
QA_datatype_errors Quality assurance field - data type and data definition errors List of field names and their values where values that do not follow the official specifications. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(150)

Stations EIONET (5247 records)

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.

Field name Field Definition Note Data type Primary key
CountryCode Abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating Country text(2) yes
WaterbaseID Internally produced, unique Waterbase identifier combination of CountryCode + '_TCM_' + (type of hazardous substances data - 'B_' - biota, 'S_' - Sediment, 'W_' - water) + NationalStationID text(60) yes
NationalStationID Identifier of the TCM flux station or monitoring station, all unique at the national level. text(60)
StationSite Specify whether station represents a single point location, a linear feature or a wider area, as defined in the codelist. text(5)
NationalStationName National name of the monitoring station. text(100)
WFDStation Specification yes / no, whether the monitoring station was reported to European Commission as Water Framework Directive, Article 8 monitoring station. text(3)
WFD_EU_CD Internally produced, unique international identifier of the monitoring station under which the station was reported as WFD Art.8 monitoring station. text(20)
WaterCategory Water Category, as defined in the codelist. text(2)
WaterBodyTypeDescription Additional water body type description, e.g. Bay, Coastal Lagoon, Embayment, Estuary, Fjord. text(100)
CatchmentName Name of major catchment or basin. text(150)
Region National region in which water body is located. text(50)
RBDcode River Basin District Code, as defined in the codelist. text(50)
RBDname Name of the River Basin District. text(150)
Longitude International geographical co-ordinates in decimal degrees forma double
Latitude International geographical co-ordinates in decimal degrees forma double
ReferenceStation 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. text(1)
PhysChemStation Physico-chemical category station. text(1)
HazSubsStation Hazardous substances category station. text(1)
WaterBodyID National identification code of water body (if available) in which station is located. text(50)
WaterBodyName Name of water body in which station is located. text(150)
SeaAreaName Name of the local sea into which the river discharges or in which the TCM station is located. text(150)
SeaRegionName Name of regional sea of which local sea area is a part. text(150)
SeaConventionArea Name of Marine Convention area of which regional sea is a part, as defined in the codelist. text(10)
StationReporting Reporting purpose of the transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring station, as defined in the codelist. text(10)
MainlandCoast Distance of marine monitoring station from nearest mainland coast in kilometres. double
ClosestCoast Distance of marine monitoring station from closest coast in kilometres. double
TCMMatrix Environmental compartments measured at transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring station, as defined in the codelist. text(3)
SalinityMean Mean annual salinity measured at transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring station. double
SalinityMinimum Minimum annual salinity measured at transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring station. double
SalinityMaximum Maximum annual salinity measured at transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring station. double
Temperature Mean annual temperature measured at transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring station in degrees Celsius. double
SeaDepth Mean annual sea depth at transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring station in metres. double
SeaResidence Residence time of transitional or coastal water body in days. double
Mixing Mixing characteristics at transitional, coastal or marine water monitoring station, as defined in the codelist. text(2)
DataSource Data source EIONET, Medpol or ICES text(10)
QA_station_problem Quality assurance field - stations data quality issues flag List of codes of station related violated by record. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(50)
QA_datatype_errors Quality assurance field - data type and data definition errors List of field names and their values where values that do not follow the official specifications. Details are explained in the QA documentation text(150)

Stations ICES Medpol (177648 records)

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.

Field name Field Definition Note Data type Primary key
CountryCode Abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating Country text(2) yes
WaterbaseID Internally produced, unique Waterbase identifier combination of CountryCode + '_TCM_' + (type of hazardous substances data - 'B_' - biota, 'S_' - Sediment, 'W_' - water) + NationalStationID text(60) yes
NationalStationID Identifier of the TCM flux station or monitoring station, all unique at the national level. text(60)
Latitude_min Latitude minimum for the particular station. single
Longitude_min Longitude minimum for the particular station. single
Latitude_max Latitude maximum for the particular station. single
Longitude_max Longitude maximum for the particular station. single
DataSource Data source EIONET, Medpol or ICES text(10)

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Tables metadata

Definition and field description of all data tables.

Country codes and abbreviations (28 records)

Table contains list of ISO 3166 alpha 2 code elements used in Waterbase-TCM version 7

QA documentation

Quality control documentation briefly presents ETC/Water and EEA activities focused on quality of Waterbase-TCM dataset and results of these activities.

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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