Title: Environmental Data Catalog of Nordrhein-Westfalen 
Resource Type: software --> database 
Country: Germany 
Language(s): English
German
 
Year: 2004 
Availability: Ministerium für Umwelt und Naturschutz, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen - Referat VII 1 - Schwannstr. 3 40476 Düsseldorf Tel: 0211/4566-603 oder 0211/4566-623 
Producers or distributor Ministerium für Umwelt und Naturschutz, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen 
Author / Producer Type: Local or regional authorities 
Web link for product information: http://www.udk.munlv.nrw.de  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Cost benefit analysis-->Cost benefit analysis overview
Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Information management systems overview
Contaminated land-->management&admin
Contaminated land-->maps
Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
Contaminated land-->stats, registers, inventories etc
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Sediments
Soil-->Processes
Soil-->Soil Overview
Soil-->Soil quality
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
 
Long description: The environmental data catalog (UDK) provides information on environmental data, which are raised and stored from authorities in Nordrhein-Westfalen. The web-based version helps to practically implement the environmental information act (UIG) which grants a free access to information about the environment to every person. The environmental data catalog, however, does not contain the actual environmental data, but pathways to these data - so-called meta data. In some - so far still quite few - cases it is already possible to get access to the data themselves via the meta data. 
Submitted By: Maike Hauschild WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 18/11/2004