BC Environmental Monitoring System Data
The Environmental Monitoring System (EMS) is the ministry's primary data repository for
environmental monitoring data. The system was designed to capture data covering physical, chemical,
and biological analyses performed on water, air, soil, and waste discharges, as well as data from
ambient monitoring throughout the province.
Samples are collected by either ministry staff, permit holders under the Environmental Management
Act, or authorized third parties and are analyzed in public or private sector laboratories. If the sampling
is conducted as part of a permit requirement the sample must be analyzed at a qualified laboratory.
The majority of monitoring data is entered into EMS electronically via Electronic Data Transfer (EDT).
The dataset shared on DataStream contains the EMS ambient surface water monitoring data. The original data can also be accessed from https://cat.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/bc-environmental-monitoring-system-results.
|Data Steward Email||EMSHelp@gov.bc.ca|
|Data Collection Organization||Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy; permit holders; authorized third parties|
|Data Upload Organization||Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy|
|Maintenance Frequency Code||monthly|
|Data source URL||https://cat.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/bc-environmental-monitoring-system-results|
|Topic Category Code||inlandWaters|
|Keywords||Water quality, Sediment quality, British Columbia, Monitoring, Lake, River, Environment|
|Spatial Extent||-140° 48.286°, -113° 60° (W S, E N)|
|Vertical Extent||1969-12-31 to 1970-01-01|
|Temporal Extent||1965-01-03 to 2023-06-11|
|Alternate Formats||FGP-HNAP ISO:19115-2 (XML) , W3C DCAT (XML) , W3C DCAT (JSON-LD)|
Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy; permit holders; authorized third parties. 2023-08-10. "BC Environmental Monitoring System Data" (dataset). 3.0.0. DataStream. https://doi.org/10.25976/yhbt-cb49.
Public Domain Dedication and Licence (ODC-PDDL) v1.0
This licence places the data in the public domain (waiving all rights). The PDDL imposes no restrictions on your use of the PDDL licenced data. You are free to share, copy, distribute, use, modify, transform, build upon, and produce works from the data. https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/pddl/1-0/
curl -G https://api.datastream.org/v1/odata/v4/Records --data-urlencode "\\$filter=DOI eq '10.25976/yhbt-cb49'" -H "x-api-key: PRIVATE-API-KEY"
approved update of EMS data to June 19 2023
|File size||3.1 GB|
Update to metadata
|File size||2.83 GB|