Status of Bathing Waters
The EU Bathing Waters Directive requires Member States to identify popular bathing places in fresh and coastal waters and monitor them for indicators of microbiological pollution (and other substances) throughout the bathing season which runs from May to September.
The data set presents the latest information as reported for Northern Ireland bathing waters (as part of the UK Member State status) for the 2015 bathing season, as well as some historical data since 1990.
Data from the European Environment Agency
|Code||Category of water sampled (Directive 2006/7/EC)|
|Code||Status of bathing water for year 1990 - 2015 (old or transition period)|
|'empty field'||no data available|
|CG||compliant with the mandatory and the guide values of the Directive|
|B||banned or closed|
|NC||not compliant with the mandatory values of the Directive|
|CI||compliant with the mandatory values of the Directive|
|Status of bathing water for year 1990 - 2015 (new)|
|permanently closed (no value)|
|new - not yet classification possible|
|changes - not yet classification possible after the changes|
Data and Resources
Dataset InfoThese fields are compatible with DCAT, an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web.
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area (WKT)|
POLYGON ((-8.16926 55.4436, -5.08667 55.4436, -5.08667 53.8702, -8.16926 53.8702, -8.16926 55.4436))
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location|
01/01/1990 to 31/12/2015