EPA Ireland’s Environmental Open Data Portal – data.epa.ie/
This is the Water Framework Directive (WFD) Open Data API which has seven API datasets:
This information is populated using the EPA’s CRM system, WFD Application and GIS Vector database.
The Catchment Science Management Unit and the Aquatics team in the EPA manage this data via CRM and the WFD Application. The EPA provides this information to the public via the responsive catchments.ie website
This website is a historical information resource for interested parties and holds extensive documentation relating to WFD-related studies and River Basin Management Plans for the First Cycle which ran from 2009-2015.
For the first time hydrometric stations operated by various organisations including the EPA/LAs, OPW, ESB, Waterways Ireland and The Marine Institute can be viewed and queried side-by-side through a single web portal.
All groundwater level data collected by the EPA is also now available through HydroNet for the first time.
The entire EPA hydrometric data archive for both historic and active stations is also now available through this portal on an Open Data basis.
The search functionality has been greatly improved and will contribute towards the Integrated Catchment Management approach as now advocated by the EPA.
Results of biological monitoring from rivers around the country starting in the seventies and continuing right up to today are available on the EPA website. This information is a vital part of assessing WFD Status.
Inland Fisheries Ireland WFD fish Surveys – http://wfdfish.ie/
The responsibility of monitoring fish for the WFD has been assigned to Inland Fisheries Ireland (previously the Central and Regional Fisheries Boards) with over 300 sites encompassing lakes, rivers and transitional waters (estuaries) being monitored throughout the country on a three year rolling programme.
This geoportal is designed to make data about the environment easier to find, browse and understand. See Maps using the EPA’s web mapping tools, Get Data directly to download and use in your own GIS systems.
Data.gov.ie promotes innovation and transparency through the publication of Irish Public Sector data in open, free and reusable formats.