Development of a pan-European River and Catchment Database

  • Jürgen Vogt
  • Pierre Soille
  • Roberto Colombo
  • Maria Luisa Paracchini
  • Alfred de Jager
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


The availability of a European-wide database of consistent and hierarchically structured river networks and associated drainage basins is a major asset for the implementation and follow-up of environmental policies in the European Union and an important basis for international modelling and monitoring activities. In fact, drainage basins are important reference units for many biophysical processes and rivers represent major transport networks not only for water, but also for sediments, nutrients and pollutants.


Digital Elevation Model Drainage Basin River Network Drainage Density European Environment Agency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Vogt
  • Pierre Soille
    • 1
  • Roberto Colombo
  • Maria Luisa Paracchini
  • Alfred de Jager
  1. 1.Spatial Data Infrastructures Unit, Institute for Environment and Sustainability DG Joint Research CentreEuropean CommissionUK

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