Metrics on usage

As a global database, GEMStat data is regularly requested by a wide range of users from all over the world. In the following you find background information about data requests and our users.

Which countries and parameters are most requested?

The comparison of data requests (i.e. data provided to users by the GEMS/Water Data Centre) shows that between 2015 and 2018 most data requests referred to data from Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific and Africa. Among the five most-requested countries are currently Brazil, Japan, India, China, Morocco and Argentina.

With respect to the type of parameters requested, between 2015 and 2018 mostly chemical and physical parameters were provided. Among the most requested parameters were Oxygen Demand, pH, Oxygen, Temperature, and Suspended Solids.

What is the geographical and professional background of our users?

GEMStat data is requested by a wide range of countries and sectors. Currently most data requests come from Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and North America. Most inquiries originate from academia and are made by students (including PhD students) and researchers. At regular intervals, however, we also receive requests from industry and different organisations.