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Last discussed by admin324234
Mar 17, 2020 05:52 PM

MalteG Dear EAA Team

I am working on a research project on the environmental impact of mining in Europe. I therefore used the PRTR register to find the pollutant emissions from the NACE section B (Mining and Quarrying).

Now I notice a relatively strong discrepancy between the PRTR data and the data provided by eurostat (
https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/de/data/database). Using the example of NOX emissions in 2015, according to PRTR (ReportingYear 2015; Excluding Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and Iceland, NACE activities 05.10 - 09.90), there has been an output of 53,544 tons of NOX. According to the eurostat database (same countries, NACE section "Mining and quarrying") the output was 122,821 tons of NOX.
These deviations seem to occur for other pollutant parameters as well.

Now the question to the experts: Why do the data deviate by the relatively large factor of more than 2? Is this discrepancy known? And finally, which datasource is more reliable in terms of the possibility to relate pollutant outputs to certain industrial sectors and shall be used by scientists/decision makers etc.?

Looking forward to your reply. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards

Last discussed by lockdown99
Mar 14, 2020 03:19 AM
Last discussed by EEA
Mar 09, 2020 05:07 PM

Dear everyone,

in the scope of a marine conservation project on the Pomeranian Bay, I am looking for high-resolution maps of the marine Natura 2000 sites of Poland and Germany. I have encountered the country-specific maps on this website:
and among others, this region-specific map:

However, the resolution in these is not sufficient for our needs.

Can anyone kindly advise me where I can find such international map of the Baltic region i) in high resolution, ii) in which I can zoom into specific areas (e.g. only Pomeranian Bay), iii) which I would be free to use on our project-specific website, in presentations, outreach documents etc.?
On a small note, I am not familiar enough/do not have access to ArcGIS, so unfortunately do not have the means to adjust or create those maps myself.
Any feedback would be much appreciated!

many thanks in advance and kind regards

Last discussed by KatFi
Mar 02, 2020 03:01 PM