Baltic Drainage Basin Project

Project Description
The Baltic Drainage Basin Project (BDBP) is a multi-disciplinary
research project under the EU 1991-1994 Environment Research
Programme. It was developed as joint effort between the Beijer
Institute, Stockholm, Department of Systems Ecology, Stockholm
University and UNEP/GRID-Arendal.

The GIS database, mainly focusing upon land cover/land use and
population, was developed as a joint effort between the Beijer
Institute, Stockholm; the Department of Systems Ecology,
Stockholm University; and UNEP/GRID-Arendal. The database was
used for analytical purposes during the BDBP. Following this,
the GIS database was further refined and prepared for public
dissemination. Concurrently, a number of maps in conventional
graphical formats were prepared and included. The GIS and Maps
database was first released in August 1995. Later, a number of
statistical tables, also derived from the GIS database, were
included. The available data sets include administrative units,
arable lands, pasture lands, coastlines, land cover, population
density, sub-watershed drainage basins, and wetland
distribution.

Additional information available at
http://www.grida.no/baltic/index.htm

[Summary provided by UNEP/GRID-Arendal