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Metadatabase view - dataset: Pinios catchment (Greece)

General information

dataset entry ID:
MARS_08
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
Pinios catchment (Greece)
dataset short name:
GRPN
type of dataset (more information):
species (taxonomic group) per site database including environmental information
data type:
point data/observation data, vector data (shape files), descriptive data
short description of the dataset/summary:
This database contains climatic, hydrologic, water quality and biological data for the river catchment of Pinios in Thessaly Greece, that were compiled during the European FP7 funded project MARS. The database is a compilation of datasets that contain mostly information on precipitation, air temperature, river discharge, river nutrient concentrations, macroinvertabrates and fish of river Pinios in Greece. The majority of the data listed in the database were obtained by the Ministries of Agriculture and Environment, the Public Power Corporation of Greece, and other published sources.
science keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Agriculture, Biosphere, Climate Indicators, Terrestrial Hydrosphere
keywords:
water quality/water chemistry, nutrients, surface water, discharge/flow, rivers/streams, aquatic ecosystems, river/stream habitat, drought indices, macroinvertebrates, fish
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Farming, Biota, Environment, Inland Waters

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
Excel
operating system:
Win 7
English
current access level:
internal
not available
currently available through GBIF:
no
exchange planned:
no
Do you plan to publish the data on the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal:
no
update level:
update planned
type:
others/specify
others/details:
no documnetation available
contact details:
metadata contact person:

first, last name:
Yiannis
 
Panagopoulos
phone:
+302107722418
email:
ypanag@chi.civil.ntua.gr
institution:
National Technical University of Athens
address:
5, Heroon Politechniou str.
postal code, city:
15780
 
Athens
country
Greece
technical contact person:

Yiannis
 
Panagopoulos
+302107722418
ypanag@chi.civil.ntua.gr
scientific contact person:

first, last name:
Yiannis
 
Panagopoulos
phone:
+302107722418
email:
ypanag@chi.civil.ntua.gr

Intellectual property rights and citation

not published
dataset creator (data compiler):
contact name:
Yiannis Panagopoulos
contact email:
ypanag@chi.civil.ntua.gr
contact institution:
National Technical University of Athens
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
multiple
number:
2
data contributor/owner 1
contact name:
Spyros Tasoglou
contact email:
s.tasoglou@prv.ypeka.gr
contact institute:
Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.

data contributor/owner 2
contact name:
Ioannis Kouvopoulos
contact email:
i.kouvopoulos@dei.com.gr
contact institute:
Power Public Corporation
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.

citation of this dataset:
author(s):
Panagopoulos Yiannis, Stefanidis Konstantinos and Mimikou Maria
title:
Database of Pinios basin
year:
2014
citation of the metadata:
author(s):
Panagopoulos Y., Stefanidis K. & Mimikou M.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Description of an environmental database for the catchment of river Pinios, Thessaly in Greece
year:
2014
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2014.3

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
scale of the dataset:
regional
continents:
Europe
Europe: Greece
Group C: temperate/mesothermal climates
 
Europe:
Aegean Drainages, Vardar
Hellenic Western Balkan (ER6)
ecosystem type:
rivers, groundwater
1975
 
year to:
2013
comments:
Timeframe varies between different data types (e.g. climatic, hydrologic, water quality, biological etc...). Biological data (macroinvertebrates) are available from 2004. Climate and hydrological data are available from older period (1975 to date).

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude
projected
datum (e.g. WGS84):
WGS84
grid data available:
no
rivers (classification according to WFD):
altitude typology:
 mid-altitude: 200 to 800 m
size typology based on catchment area:
 large: 1000-10000 km², very large: 10000-100000 km²
geology:
 calcareous
site coding available:
no
 
number of sites:
<100

Climate and environmental data

climate related data:
available per:
per site
available parameters:
mean annual temperature January, July
data source:
weather station, Ministry of Environment
available parameters:
mean annual temperature for each month
data source:
weather station, Ministry of Environment
available parameters:
minimal, maximal and mean winter and summer temperatures
data source:
weather station, Ministry of Environment
available parameters:
daily air temperatures
data source:
weather station, Ministry of Environment
available parameters:
mean annual precipitation
data source:
weather station, Ministry of Environment
available parameters:
winter and summer precipitation
data source:
weather station, Ministry of Environment
available parameters:
mean discharge
data source:
Power Public Corporation
comments:
For more information of climate and hydrology of the catchment please consult the articles of Panagopoulos et al. 2014a and Panagopoulos et al. 2014b
environmental data:
available parameters per catchment:
catchment size
data source:
Ministry of Environment
available parameters per catchment:
catchment geology
data source:
Ministry of Environment
available parameters per catchment:
catchment land cover/land use
data source:
CORINE 2000, Ministry of Environment
available parameters per catchment:
population density
available parameters per catchment:
presence of barriers/dams/reservoirs (fragmentation)
data source:
Ministry of Environment, Power Public Corporation
available parameters per catchment:
hydrological regime/flow regime
data source:
Ministry of Environment, Power Public Corporation
available parameters per site:
catchment land use upstream of sampling site
data source:
CORINE 2000
available parameters per site:
information on water uses (e.g., irrigation, fish ponds)
data source:
Ministry of Environment
available parameters per site:
river length
available parameters per site:
distance to source
available parameters per site:
distance to mouth
available parameters per site:
stream order (according to Strahler)
available parameters per site:
slope
available parameters per site:
altitude
available parameters per site:
hydrological regime/flow regime
available parameters per site:
discharge
available parameters per site:
current velocity
available parameters per site:
maximum depth
data source:
National Monitoring Programme, MEECC
available parameters per site:
mean depth
data source:
National Monitoring Programme, MEECC
available parameters per site:
wetted width
data source:
National Monitoring Programme, MEECC
available parameters per site:
substrate composition
data source:
National Monitoring Programme, MEECC
available parameters per site:
information on instream habitat (incl. information on modification)
data source:
National Monitoring Programme, MEECC
comments:
The number of environmental parameters per each site varies. For example discharge is not available for all the sites included in the database.
physico-chemistry data:
total P, ortho P, nitrate, nitrite, ammonium, oxygen content, BOD5 (biochemical oyxgen demand), water temperature, pH, conductivity, suspended solids, substrate
availability of physico-chemical data, if there is more than one sample per site:
per sample
reference sites available:
no
no stressor data available

Biological data

biological data origin:
from sampling; specify project:
PhD thesis of Chatzinikolaou Y., national monitoring programme in line with WFD
organism group addressed:
fish, macro-invertebrates (Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Plecoptera, Coleoptera, Trichoptera, Chironomidae), macrophytes

Sample specifications/sample resolution

fish

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2012 - 2013
historical data:
no
palaeo data:
no
season:
spring, summer, autumn
temporal resolution/frequency of sampling:
Samplings were performed in summer and autumn of 2012 and spring and autumn of 2013
time series data:
no
taxonomic resolution:
species
percentage of species level data:
95
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
no standardised taxalist available
taxa are listed with full species name
Barbus sperchiensis
sample specifications:
quantitative (abundance data)
no
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electrofishing

macro-invertebrates

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2004 - 2013
historical data:
no
palaeo data:
no
season:
spring, summer, autumn
temporal resolution/frequency of sampling:
Samplings were performed in summer and autumn of 2004, spring of 2005, spring 2012 and summer of 2013
time series data:
no
comments:
For more information on macroinvertebrate samplings in river Pinios please consult the doctorate thesis of Chatzinikolaou Y. (Chatzinikolaou Y., 2007. Effect of management practices on the water quality and ecology of rivers in Greece, Pinios river as a case study).
taxonomic resolution:
family
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
no standardised taxalist available
family name is used
Ancylidae
sample specifications:
semi-quantitative, presence/absence
no
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3 minutes kick and sweep
Samples were collected based on specific habitats according to the Greek Habitat Richness Matrix (Chatzinikolaou, 2007).

macrophytes

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2012 - 2013
historical data:
no
palaeo data:
no
season:
spring, summer, winter
temporal resolution/frequency of sampling:
Samplings were performed in summer and winter of 2012 and in spring, summer and winter of 2013
time series data:
no
taxonomic resolution:
other
other taxonomic levels:
life forms
comments:
The information regarding macrophytes concerns only abundances of helophytes and hydrophytes within the channel and the riparian zone. There are not any taxonomic data available.
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
sample specifications:
qualitative
no
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The total covarage % of hydrophytes within the channel was visually estimated. Similarly the total coverage % of riparian vegetation was estimated for the left and right bank seperately. The canopy cover % was also estimated.

Other specifications

GIS layers, shapes related to the dataset:
hydrological information (as HydroSHEDS)
catchments, river-sub-basins
land use
dams/reservoirs/barriers
yes
yes
quality control procedures:
Were any quality control procedures applied to your dataset?
no
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