SWAQS

Satellite-derived Water Quality Status for the Water Framework Directive (WFD) of the European Union

French Metropolitan water bodies demonstrator

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Satellite-derived data for the Water Framework Directive (WFD) of the European Union (ppt format)

Water quality status for the Water Framework Directive (WFD : DCE and DCSMM) of the European Union are shown. Satellite imagery is used here to classify the coastal waters for the eutrophication risk criterion of the WFD. This classification is made according to the percentile-90 (P90) of chlorophyll-a calculated during the productive season, from March to October.