3. geographical and temporal coverage

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3. GEOGRAPHICAL AND TEMPORAL COVERAGE

3.1. Geographical Coverage

The geographical coverage for each database or monitoring programme varies depending on the scope of each programme. Table 3.1 shows the EEA area countries involved in each monitoring programme. Germany has the highest level of participation in monitoring programmes (a total of 27). Whilst some countries are signatories to Conventions and their associated monitoring programmes they have not reported data. For example, Spain and Luxembourg have not reported data for the Joint Monitoring Programme under the Oslo and Paris Conventions and no information is available from the Netherlands relating to monitoring carries out under the Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution.

Table 3.1 Countries involved in each database or monitoring programme

Database name A B D DK E F FI GR I IRL IS L N NL PT S UK
AMAP/Freshwater - - - X - - X - - - X - X - - X -
AMHY - - - - X X - X X - - - - - X - -
Baltic Monitoring Programme - - X X - - X - - - - - - - - X -
Bucharest/85 X - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
CORINE/WATER - X X X X X - X X X - X - X X - X
EC Bathing Waters Directive - X X X X X X X X X - X - X X - X
EC Freshwater Fish Directive - X X X X X - X X X - X - X X - X
EC Shellfish Waters Directive - X X X X X - X X X - X - X X - X
Elbe/89 - - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
EUROSTAT Lakes - - X X X - X X - X - X X X X X X
EUROSTAT Rivers - X X X X X - X X X - X - X X - X
Exchange of Information Directive - X X X X X X X X X - X - X X - X
FRIEND X X X X X X X X X X X X X X - X X
GEMS/WATER - X X X X X X - X - - X X X X X X
GRDC/WMO X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
HELCOM/PLCs - - X X - - X - - - - - - - - X -
HYDABA/ICPR - - X - - X - - - - - - - X - - -
ICES-Environmental databank*   X X X X X X     X X   X X X X X
JAMP/OSPAR94 - X X X X X X - - X X X X X X X X
Joint Monitoring Programme - X X X X X - - - X X X X X X X X
LRTAP/ICP-IM X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
LRTAP/ICP-Water X X X X X - X - X X - - X X - X X
MEDPOL - - - - X X - X X - - - - - - - -
Monitoring Master Plan - X X X - X - - - - - - X X - X X
PARCOM/Mercury - X X X X X - - - X X - X X X X X
PARCOM/Radioactive - X X X X X - - - X X - X X X X X
PARCOM/Refineries - X X X X X - - - X X - X X X X X
PARCOM/Titanium Dioxide - X X X X X - - - X X - X X X X X
Regensburg/87 X - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
SIREN-IW/OECD X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
The Dobris Assessment X X X X X X X - X X X X X X - X X

Note* Also includes, Canada, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, USA

 

3.2. Temporal Coverage Per Country

The metadatabase contains information on the history of monitoring for 22 programmes. However, there is no information relating to that carried out for:

  • the Dobris Assessment;

  • the CORINE information system;

  • the Shellfish Water Directive;

  • he Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (fresh and salt water); and

  • the pollution land compilations monitoring under the Helsinki Convention.

The temporal information included covers the total number of years that sampling has been carried out for each EEA country (Table 3.2) and the year that monitoring started for each programme. Table 3.3 shows the number of years that monitoring has been carried out in non-EEA countries.


Table 3.2 Number of years of sampling per EEA country involved in each monitoring programme

Database name A B D DK E F FI GR I IRL IS L N NL PT S UK
AMAP/Freshwater                                  
AMHY         59 128 4 3 64           62    
Baltic Monitoring Programme     15 15     15                 15  
Bucharest/85 7   7                            
CORINE/WATER                                  
EC Bathing Waters Directive   8 8 8 8 8 1
(20*)
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
EC Freshwater Fish Directive                   1       1     3
EC Shellfish Waters Directive                                  
Elbe/89     5                            
EUROSTAT Lakes     13 1 11   21 7   14   11 19 10 6 21 11
EUROSTAT Rivers   14 19 15 21 12 3
(20^)
9 9 12   16   20 9   17
Exchange of Information Directive   14 15 15 6 15   10 15 15   15   15 6   15
FRIEND 31 11 31 53 31 25 50 3 28 24 41 8 37 23   40 25
GEMS/WATER   12 12 2 4 12 10   1     2 6 12 11 0 11
GRDC/WMO 25 8 51 37 23 25 69 3 25 7 39 8 39 44 12 23 22
HYDABA/ICPR     15     15               15      
Joint Monitoring Programme   13 13 13   13       13     13 13 13 13 13
LRTAP/ICP-IM     6       6           7 4 4 12 6
LRTAP/ICP-Water 7 4 9 7 0   17     8     9     10 7
PARCOM/Mercury   11 11   11 11             11 11 11 11 11
PARCOM/Radioactive   6 6 6 6 6             6 6 6 6 6
PARCOM/Refineries   10 10   10 10       10 10   10 10 10 10 10
PARCOM/Titanium Dioxide   13 13 13 14 14       14 14   14 14 14 14 14
Regensburg/87 4   4                            
SIREN-IW/OECD 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13   13 13 13 13 13 13
The Dobris Assessment                                  

Notes:
* 1 year as EU Member State, 20 years using same procedures as given in the Directive
^ 3 years of ‘official’ data, 20 years of data in total

Table 3.3 Number of years of sampling per country outside the EEA area involved in each monitoring programme

Database name

AG

AL

BU

BY

CH

CY

CZ

EE

EP

GE

HR

HU

IL

LE

LI

AMHY     9   82                    
Baltic Monitoring Programme                              

Bucharest/85

   

7

             

7

7

     

Elbe/89

           

5

               
FRIEND     9   35  

64

               
GEMS/WATER                       12      
GRDC/WMO   9 22   28 21 50     11   36      
HELCOM/PLCs                              
HYDABA/ICPR        

15

                   
LRTAP/ICP-IM     NK NK 4  

4

NK

 

NK

 

5

     

LRTAP/ICP-Water

   

NK

NK

   

12

       

1

     

MEDPOL

NK

19

     

19

   

NK

     

19

NK

NK

PARCOM/Radioactive

       

1

                   

SIREN-IW/OECD

       

13

 

13

       

13

     

Notes: NK Not known

Database name

LT

LV

MAL

MD

MO

PL

RO

RU

SI

SK

SY

TN

TR

UA

Y

AMHY

           

151

 

45

         

13

Baltic Monitoring Programme

3

3

     

16

 

14

             

Bucharest/85

     

7

   

7

   

7

     

7

7

Elbe/89

                 

5

         

FRIEND

           

35

51

25

61

       

13

GEMS/WATER

             

11

             

GRDC/WMO

42

13

 

15

 

37

67

21

   

4

   

20

37

HELCOM/PLCs

NK

NK

     

NK

 

NK

             

HYDABA/ICPR

                             

LRTAP/ICP-IM

1

1

 

NK

 

6

NK

5

         

NK

 

LRTAP/ICP-Water

NK

NK

     

4

 

4

             

MEDPOL

   

19

 

NK

         

NK

NK

19

 

19

PARCOM/Radioactive

                             

SIREN-IW/OECD

         

13

     

13

         

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