This week we've upgraded the catchments.ie maps, and have added…
Catchments.ie changes: chemistry data downloads
The latest update to catchments.ie has made chemistry data downloadable. These downloads are available for every subcatchment and water body we have these records for.
Making these data open means that the public can easily access the results of all the hard work done on their behalf by the EPA, our local authorities and other public bodies to monitor and assess Ireland’s waters.
While these downloads may not be for the more casual user, we hope that some people will find these chemistry downloads useful.
Where to find these chemistry data downloads
These chemistry downloads can be found on our Data pages. You’ll need to search for the subcatchment or water body you want this data for.
It is probably worth recapping that catchments.ie looks at water at several scales. We’ve divided Ireland and its waters up like this:
- 46 Catchments
- Ireland is divided up into 46 catchments.
- A Catchment Assessment is available to download on the data pages for each of these catchments.
- 583 Subcatchments
- Each catchment is then divided into subcatchments.
- You can find an automatically generated assessment for each of these on every subcatchment page
- Chemistry Data can also now be downloaded for every subcatchment
- 4,829 water bodies
- Our rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal and ground waters are divided into segments called water bodies for monitoring purposes
- Status, trends, charts and details of the monitoring programme are published where they exist for all water bodes
- Chemistry Data can now be downloaded for every water body we have results for
If you do anything interesting with these downloads, feel free to email us and let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org