Biological and environmental database of the Ruhr catchment (Germany)

The database of the EU project MARS contains point data of macroinvertebrates, fish and macrophytes including hydromorphological, physico-chemical and land use information. Most biotic and physico-chemical data have been collected as part of an extensive national monitoring survey. Land use infromation (ATKIS land cover data) was GIS-based generated for fixed buffer strips with different widths and lengths.

More information on this dataset can be found in the Freshwater Metadatabase - MARS_14 (

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated 23 June 2017, 16:45 (Europe/Berlin)
Created 23 June 2017, 16:45 (Europe/Berlin)
Access constraints internal
Bbox east long 8.62
Bbox north lat 51.53
Bbox south lat 50.92
Bbox west long 6.72
Contact email
Dataset language eng
Dataset reference date 2014-01-01
Dataset reference type publication
Guid MARS_14
Licence The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.
Metadata date 2016-04-19
Metadata language eng
Resource type dataset
Responsible party Department of Aquatic Ecology, University of Duisburg-Essen
Responsible party role Principal Investigator
Spatial data type Polygon
Spatial harvester true
Temporal extent begin 2001-01-01T00:00:00
Temporal extent end 2013-12-31T00:00:00
Topic category biota, environment, inlandWaters

Dataset extent

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