Digital Dataset of European Groundwater Resources
Entry ID: EUSOILS_GW

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Summary
Abstract: A comprehensive picture, at European Union scale, of the aquifers and their
characteristics is available in digital form. In 1982, a study by the European
Commission provided a complete catalogue of national water resources for
several Member States of the European Union (Belgium, Federal Republic of
Germany, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and United
Kingdom).

This catalogue comprised a series of groundwater resources maps of Europe, at
scale 1:500,000 ; there were 38 map sheets covering four themes:

-Inventory of aquifers;
-Hydrogeology of aquifers;
-Groundwater abstraction;
-Potential additional groundwater resources.

[Summary provided by the European Union Joint Research Center.]
Related URL
Description: Additional documentation on the Digital Dataset of European Groundwater
Resources.

Description: Registration form for downloading the Digital Dataset of European Groundwater
Resources.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 78.0   S: 34.0   E: 50.0   W: -20.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: European Union Joint Research Center
Dataset Title: Digital Dataset of European Groundwater Resources
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: maps
Online Resource: http://eusoils.jrc.it/ESDB_Archive/groundwater/gw.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-01-01
Stop Date: 1982-12-31
Location Keywords
Quality These layers are fully documented in the project report.

The data are offered as ESRI shapefiles ; one set of the data is in the Spatial
Reference System according to GISCO (documented in the GISCO Database Manual,
in Chapter 3 "Main characteristics of the GISCO reference database" under
"Spatial Reference System") ; another set of the same data is in the INSPIRE
proposed ETRS_LAEA reference system.

Legends for these themes are available in .avl format, compatible with
ArcView3.2. These legend files can be imported into ArcGis but are presented
slightly different.
Access Constraints These data are freely available upon request; fill in the registration form and
send it to Marc Van Liedekerke:

marc.van-liedekerke@jrc.it or
Fax Number: +39-0332-786394 or
Post Address:
JRC Ispra, TP280, I-21020 , Ispra (VA) - Italy
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Soil and Waste Management Unit, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Center, European Union Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MARC VAN LIEDEKERKE
Phone: 0039-0332-785179
Fax: 0039-0332-786-394
Email: marc.van-liedekerke at jrc.it
Contact Address:
Environmental Institute
Joint Research Center of the European Commission, Ispra
City: Ispra
Postal Code: 21020
Country: Italy
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 0039-0332-785179
Fax: 0039-0332-786-394
Email: marc.van-liedekerke at jrc.it
Contact Address:
Environmental Institute
Joint Research Center of the European Commission, Ispra
City: Ispra
Postal Code: 21020
Country: Italy
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-07-27
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