Monitoring on the Belgian part of the North Sea
In August 2002 the VLIZ started monitoring 10 stations on the Belgian Belgian part of the North Sea. The ‘Simon Stevin’ is used every month to take water samples and CTD casts. The samples measure the turbidity, nutrient content and chlorophyll a concentrations. These parameters are eventually determined in collaboration with research groups that perform analyses.
In this manner, the VLIZ hopes to provide coastal research with the necessary information and data. In the long term a time series of data will be collected that should contribute to an improved management of the Belgian coastal waters.