Reporting obligation for: Marine Data (ME-1)

Title Marine Data (ME-1)
Description Data on transitional, coastal and marine waters are collected annually through the WISE-SoE data collection process. WISE SoE was previously known as EUROWATERNET (EWN) and EIONET-Water.

The data requested on transitional, coastal and marine waters include the physical characteristics of the transitional, coastal and marine water monitoring and flux stations, proxy pressures on the upstream catchment, basin and River Basin District associated with transitional and coastal waters, chemical quality data on nutrients in seawater and hazardous substances in biota, sediment and seawater, as well as data on direct discharges and riverine input loads.
This reporting obligation is an EIONET Priority Data flow

Reporting under this obligation is used for EEA Core set of indicators
Legislative instrument title EEA AMP
Reporting dates and guidelines
National reporting coordinators National Focal Points (eionet-nfp)
National reporting contacts EIONET PCPs and NRCs for Marine, coastal and maritime (eionet-nrc-marine)
Reporting frequency Annually
Next report due 31/10/2016
Date comments The 2015 call for data has been cancelled, due to a data-model revision process. 
Report to European Environment Agency
Other clients using this reporting
Reporting guidelines Guidelines and templates available through the Reportnet Data Dictionary [Valid since 13/06/2014]  
Extra information A formal request is sent to NFPs and NRCs every year with reference to templates to use and guidelines. The guidelines are being updated every year. Letter on WISE SoE data request 2014 is available at

The general content of reporting as agreed by Water Directors is described in the guidance document “Reporting required for assessing the state of, and trends in, the water environment at the European level”, which includes reporting sheets for several EEA SoE data flows, available at
Principle repository CDR  
Data used for Waterbase - Transitional, coastal and marine waters
Type of information reported Data, State of the environment