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EIONET questionnaire on national contaminated sites

This is the result of the 2016 questionnaire commissioned by the Eionet Thematic Group Soil, EEA and the European Commission Joint Research Centre, for the revision of the Indicator "Progress in the management of contaminated site in Europe". The 2016 results have been quality-controlled and corrected in 2022, serving as the basis for this indicator update. The Eionet Thematic Group Soil (formerly National Reference Centres Soil) consists of experts from EU Member States as well as EFTA countries, and EU candidate and potential candidate countries (EEA-38).

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MSFD regions and subregions

The present map provides the spatial extent of MSFD regions and subregions, as agreed by the MSFD Committee in November 2016. In the Marine Strategy Framework Directive - MSFD (Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy), four marine regions are listed (Article 4): Baltic Sea, North-east Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea

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Biochemical oxygen demand and ammonium in European Rivers

This figure shows the trends in biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and ammonium in European rivers.

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Natura 2000 data - the European network of protected sites

Natura 2000 is the key instrument to protect biodiversity in the European Union. It is an ecological network of protected areas, set up to ensure the survival of Europe's most valuable species and habitats. Natura 2000 is based on the 1979 Birds Directive and the 1992 Habitats Directive. This version covers the reporting in 2021, revision 1. Two member states, Germany and Ireland, were rolled back to their previous submissions in the European dataset.

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