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The European Rivers and Catchments Database

Abstract: The European rivers and catchments database (ERICA Version 1998) at scale 1:1,000,000 contains over 1500 catchments to river confluences for the largest rivers in EEA member states. The dataset was developed by EEA to promote analysis using practical hydrological units.

[Summary provided by the European Environment Agency.]
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 36.0   E: 40.0   W: -12.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: European Environment Agency, Collins Bartholomew
Dataset Title: The European Rivers and Catchments Database
Dataset Publisher: European Environment Agency
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: GIS
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-01-01
Stop Date: 1998-12-31
Location Keywords
Access Constraints Users must login to access some data sets.
Use Constraints Use of data on rivers and lakes is restricted to internal EEA use by
agreement with the owners, Collins Bartholomew. Catchment boundaries
are not
subject to this agreement.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
European Environment Agency Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +45-3336-7100
Contact Address:
Kongens Nytorv 6
City: Copenhagen
Province or State: Copenhagen K
Postal Code: DK - 1050
Country: Denmark
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: Arc/Info export format
Fees: No fees

Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: No fees
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-08-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24