Swedish lakes and Streams database

Swedish monitoring data obtained for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket; national data) and Sweden's counties (Länsstyrelsen; regional data). The data are available on-line at http://www.slu.se/vatten-miljo(downloading of data only in Swedish, otherwise some information on the webstie is available in English) and are stored in separate databases including one on water chemistry (Databank för vattenkemi) and Phytoplankton (växtplankton), benthic algae (Påväxtalger (Bentiska kiselalger), zooplankton (djurplankton), macroinvertebrates (bottenfauna). The monitoring is divided into frequent monitoring of water chemistry, phytoplankton and zooplankton (once a month during the open water season, referred to as Trendstationer). Monthly data during the open water season are also avaialable for Sweden's largest lakes Vänern, Vättern and Mälaren. Macroinvertebrates are only sampled once a year. The monitoring of benthic algae is seperated from the other monitoring but is currently coordinated with the phytoplankton database. There is also a large database on water chemistry from several thousands of lakes, sampled once a year (omdrevssjöar). Some data are available also for sediments and vegetation.

More information on this dataset can be found in the Freshwater Metadatabase - BFE_7 (http://www.freshwatermetadata.eu/metadb/bf_mdb_view.php?entryID=BFE_7).

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Last Updated 23 June 2017, 16:50 (Europe/Berlin)
Created 23 June 2017, 16:50 (Europe/Berlin)
Access constraints no limitations
Contact email lars.sonesten@slu.se
Dataset language swe
Dataset reference date 2016-01-01
Dataset reference type publication
Guid BFE_7
Licence no conditions apply
Metadata date 2014-08-21
Metadata language eng
Resource type dataset
Responsible party Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet (SLU) - Institutionen f�¶r Vatten och milj
Responsible party role Principal Investigator
Spatial harvester true
Topic category biota, environment, inlandWaters