Information on existing freshwater datasets is indispensable for ensuring its discovery and (re)use, e.g. in large scale analyses. The metadatabase on freshwater related datasets was built as part of the EU BioFresh project to centralise such information and provide free and universal access to it.
The Freshwater Metadatabase collects various characteristics describing a specific dataset. This includes information about the data provider and the related intellectual property issues, as well as characterising parameters like regional coverage, spatial extend or information about environmental and climate related parameters.