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EmmanuelM Jun 05, 2018 01:08 PM
Dear Sir/Madam,
I would be grateful if you could let me know whether the Greece 2017 bathing water report (https://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/view) takes into account any 2017 data provided after the oil spill event in the Saronic Gulf in September 2017? If such data was included, is it publicly available and is there any publicly available data for 2018?

Thank you in advance.

Emmanuel Mendonca
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EEA Jun 11, 2018 10:44 AM
We are awaiting information from the experts, will reply asap.
EEA Jun 11, 2018 01:32 PM
According to the bathing water directive local authorities collect water samples at officially identified bathing sites throughout the bathing season. The samples are then analysed for two types of bacteria, which indicate pollution from sewage or livestock. The assessment of bathing water quality under the Bathing Water Directive makes use of the values of two microbiological parameters: intestinal enterococci and Escherichia coli. EEA bathing water products are based on the observations/results provided by Member States on these two bacteria.
Member States and local authorities may take other parameters into account (such as pollution episodes or oil spills), however, these information are not reported by Member States to the Commission and EEA.
Kind regards.