GEMET (General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus)

GEMET is a compilation of the following resources.

  • “Umwelt Thesaurus” that has more than 2.000 descriptors out of 8.500 in German and English.
  • “Thesaurus Italiano per l'Ambiente (TIA)” with more than 4.000 descriptors in Italian, English, Dutch and German.
  • “Multilingual Environment Thesaurus (MET)” with more than 2.300 descriptors in Dutch, Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian and Spanish.
  • “EnVoc Thesaurus”, of UNEP Infoterra, 1997 edition, with about 2.000 descriptors in English, French and Spanish, with possibility of access to Arabic, Chinese and Russian.
  • “Thesaurus de Medio Ambiente” with more than 2.600 descriptors in Spanish, English, French, German.
  • “Lexique environnement - Planète” with more than 5.000 descriptors in French and English.
  • Descriptors of relevant documents of the EEA, namely “Europe's Environment, The Dobris Assessment”, the “DPSIR Data Flow Scheme”, as well as terminology of ETCs and Eionet, in English.
  • Descriptors of the “Thesaurus Eurovoc” in French, English, Dutch, German, Italian, and Spanish, with possibility of access to Danish, Greek, and Portuguese.

The result are 6562 terms arranged in 3 super-groups, 30 groups plus 5 accessory, instrumental groups, hierarchically organised.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Type (LKG) Language Resource
Type dataset
Domain General
Availability online
Language Several languages including: en, de, es, it
Creator EIONET (European Environment Information and Observation Network)
Publisher EIONET (European Environment Information and Observation Network)
Licence CC BY 2.5 DK.,
Other rights
Date 11/04/18
Proposed by UPM
Number of entries 6562
Last update 2017
Linked Datasets calathe, eurovoc