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TuijaLa May 07, 2020 02:52 PM
Dear all,

For research purposes, I would like to download Water Framework Directive (WFD) reference water quality spatial data (GIS) from several European countries including UK. This data base https://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/wise-wfd-spatial-3 contains the data I need for most of the countries but data from UK is missing. Would someone know where I could find spatial water quality data also for UK?

Many thanks for help!

With kind regards,
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EEA May 07, 2020 03:26 PM
Dear Ms. Tuija Lankia,

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Some countries, including the United Kingdom, set restrictions on the redistribution of the spatial data such as subunits/RBDs as the copyright to these data are owned by national map services. The EU Commission and EEA have the right to use the spatial data for derived products (e.g. the map service) but other users have to contact the UK authorities to obtain these rights. You can nevertheless visualize the information in our online map at https://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/water-framework-directive-2nd-rbmp

With kind regards,
EEA Enquiry Service