How clean are European bathing sites?

This update includes the results of the reporting on bathing water quality carried out in 2015 by EU Member States plus Albania and Switzerland. The 2015 classification is determined on the basis of data from the four-year period 2012 to 2015, which gives reliable and realistic results. The results give an indication of the bathing water sites where the quality of bathing water is expected to be excellent or good for the 2016 season, but also identifies the sites where in the past the bathing water quality was only sufficient or poor.

The dataset is entirely based on the European bathing water quality report published annually by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission. The data set on the State of Bathing Waters can also be viewed on an interactive map made available by the EEA.

EMODnet also combined the data so it is possible to find out how other human activities affect the marine environment, and hence the quality of our bathing sites.

(shortended Blogpost)

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To see the interactive map go here