9-Nov-2017: Data Dictionary will from now on generate different XML schemas for datasets and tables. The previous style is still available but is hidden. To generate an old schema for a dataset use GetSchema?id=DST and the dataset number. E.g. WISE-1. To generate an old schema for a table replace the id argument with TBL and the table number. E.g. DWD_AM.

18-Aug-2016: We are testing a new look for Eionet at the Data Dictionary website. The new design takes into account that bigger screens have become the norm. 

The Data Dictionary contains detailed information on the content, format and structure of each water data set: rivers, lakes, groundwater, transitional, coastal and marine waters, and water quantity.

Latest released definitions

Vocabulary Water bodies 2017-11-17 18:04:13.0
Vocabulary Spatial units 2017-11-17 17:02:17.0
Vocabulary Legal provisions of requests under 'Dublin' Regulation 2017-11-16 17:03:54.0
Vocabulary Level of perception 2017-11-14 15:35:04.0
Dataset definition WISE SoE - Water Quality (WISE-4) Mon Nov 13 15:27:21 UTC 2017
XML schema CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles (vans) 2017-11-09 10:17:50.0
XML schema LCPandPRTR 2017-10-26 14:22:31.0
XML schema UWWT Directive (consolidated) 2017-10-26 11:55:33.0
Dataset definition WISE - Bathing Water Quality Reporting under Directive 2006/7/EC Mon Oct 16 14:21:16 UTC 2017
Dataset definition WISE SoE - Biology in Transitional and Coastal Waters (WISE-2) Fri Sep 22 08:14:54 UTC 2017
Dataset definition WISE SoE - Emissions (WISE-1) Fri Sep 22 08:14:22 UTC 2017
XML schema CO2 emissions from passenger cars 2017-08-23 12:08:41.0



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