Monitoring data from the federal state Hesse (Germany)

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Publication date:
08 September 2017
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The dataset consists of occurrence data of the aquatic organism groups fish, macroinvertebrates and macrophytes that were sampled in the German federal state Hesse between 2005 and 2008. The sampling was conducted according to the protocols of the national monitoring programme for implementation of the Water Framework Directive.

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Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 49,637 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Hessisches Landesamt für Umwelt und Geologie (2011). River monitoring data from the federal state Hesse (Germany) of the years 2005 - 2008.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is BioFresh. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 505cabc3-7550-4fd1-96dc-6d77d5ffc6de.  BioFresh publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Society for the Management of Electronic Biodiversity Data.


Monitoring data; Water Framework Directive; Fish; Macroinvertebrates; Macrophytes; rivers; Biosphere; Biota; Inland Waters; Occurrence

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats http://N/A ASCII N/A 0 http://N/A ASCII N/A 0


Mechthild Banning
  • Owner
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Hessisches Landesamt für Umwelt und Geologie
Rheingaustraße 186
65203 Wiesbaden
(+49)611 6939718
Veronica Dahm
  • Metadata Provider
University of Duisburg-Essen
Universitätsstrasse 5
45141 Essen
North Rhine-Westphalia

Geographic Coverage

Regional coverage

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.4, 7.7], North East [51.7, 10.3]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2005-01-01 / 2008-01-01

Sampling Methods

No Description available

Method step description:

  1. commonly used series of methods steps regarding fish (e.g. sampling, identification, data management)
  2. commonly used series of methods steps regarding macro invertebrates (e.g. sampling, identification, data management)
  3. commonly used series of methods steps regarding macrophytes (e.g. sampling, identification, data management)

Additional Metadata

No claim is made that the data gives a complete picture of occurrence since the sampling stations in the dataset do not cover all water bodies. The resource creator does not guarantee for the correctness of the data.

Alternative Identifiers BFE_87
Monitoring data Hesse