The project “Monitoring of the ecological water quality of rivers, coastal and transitional waters of Greece to implement the Article 8 of Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC”,

is carried out in the regions of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Epirus, Thessaly, Western Greece, Peloponnese, Ionian Islands, Northern Aegean and Crete. The project includes the following subprojects:

  1. Monitoring of the ecological water quality in 8 Regions of Greece
  2. Monitoring of the ecological water quality in Western Macedonia


The sampling Network

The sampling network is consisted of 449 sites, from which 300 are surveillance sites and 149 operational. Samplings are conducted twice a year (spring and summer) at the operational sites and once during the whole project for the surveillance sites. To determine the ecological quality according to the WFD demands all biotic and abiotic quality elements are monitored.