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The keyword system used is based on GEMET (GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus) - a thesaurus system developed for the European Topic Centre on Catalogue of Data Sources and the European Environment Agency. It contains over 5,000 keywords, organised in a hierarchical structure under 40 themes.

For this EIS, some additional keywords have been added to the GEMET to cater for some Namibian and southern African concepts that were not adequately covered.

For more information on GEMET go to the EIONET website.

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Hierarchical search by theme(s) then keyword(s)

Use 1A or 1B to find the keywords you want to search on. Highlight the keyword(s) you want to add on the right and click on the 'Search' button. This will search on the highlighted keywords.

1A. Use the THEMES to find the keywords you
want: Select one or more themes and then
click 'View keywords':

Click here to revise keyword criteria Hold down Ctrl to select more than one keyword.

2. Choose one or more of the KEYWORDS
or tick the box to include all keywords: 

Tick to clear selection: 

1B. OR type in a string to SEARCH for keywords
related to it:

Click here to revise keyword criteria Currently you can only use a one-word search string here.