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Yearly spatial autumn monitoring dataset mudflat Groot Buitenschoor [Jaarlijkse ruimtelijke najaars monitoring dataset slikken Groot Buitenschoor]

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Description
This dataset contains the data gathered during a monitoring project, that lasted for more than 10 years, monitoring macrobenthos, sediment, vegetation and waterbirds in the Groot Buitenschoor, a brackisch intertidal area on the right bank of the Schelde. more

The Groot Buitenschoor is a brackisch intertidal area situated on the right bank of the river Schelde, near the Dutch Belgian border. The area is protected under the Ramsar convention, the EU Birds Directive, several national and regional laws and decrees and it is also proposed to be part of the Natura 2000 network under the Habitats Directive. However, due to the ever-increasing demands for the international container traffic all these measures could not prevent the construction of a container terminal south of the area in 1994, at the cost of 8ha of intertidal mudflat. Since 1990 macrobenthos was sampled yearly during fall on 24 locations, in the period 1993-1994 two of these (L and R) were sampled monthly. Sediment was sampled simultaneously to collect data on particle size and pollution. Sedimentation and erosion was measured in four sediment-erosion plots since 1993. Vegetation maps of the tidal marsh were made in 1992 and in 1996. Water birds were monitored monthly form boats at low tide by the Institute of Nature Conservation and from land by Natuurpunt, al local NGO. The first records date from 1981. This dataset only includes the data for the period 1989-2002. The monitoring project operated in coorperation with AWZ (Waterways and Maritime Affairs Administration).

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Birds, Biology > Flora, Geology - Geophysics - Sedimentation, Geology - Geophysics - Sedimentation > Sediments - rocks - pore waters
Keywords:
Brackish water, Terrestrial, Aquatic birds, Birds, Intertidal environment, Macrobenthos, Mud flats, Quality, Sediment analysis, Vegetation, Vegetation cover, ANE, Scheldt Estuary, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Doel

Geographical coverage
ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Zeeschelde, Doel Stations [Marine Regions]
GBL50
Coordinates: Long: 4,2512; Lat: 51,3588 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141716,897; Y: 227581,391 [Lambert 72/50]
GBR51
Coordinates: Long: 4,2466; Lat: 51,3631 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141401,979; Y: 228060,872 [Lambert 72/50]
GB1
Coordinates: Long: 4,2532; Lat: 51,3573 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141858; Y: 227413,431 [Lambert 72/50]
GB2
Coordinates: Long: 4,251; Lat: 51,3578 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141705,271; Y: 227479,262 [Lambert 72/50]
GB3
Coordinates: Long: 4,2519; Lat: 51,3592 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141766,845; Y: 227627,807 [Lambert 72/50]
GB4
Coordinates: Long: 4,2498; Lat: 51,3593 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141622,432; Y: 227636,184 [Lambert 72/50]
GB5
Coordinates: Long: 4,2482; Lat: 51,3584 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141506,724; Y: 227536,456 [Lambert 72/50]
GB6
Coordinates: Long: 4,2508; Lat: 51,3604 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141693,193; Y: 227766,458 [Lambert 72/50]
GB7
Coordinates: Long: 4,2478; Lat: 51,3635 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141477,132; Y: 227766,468 [Lambert 72/50]
GB8
Coordinates: Long: 4,2492; Lat: 51,3621 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141582,245; Y: 227958,641 [Lambert 72/50]
GB9
Coordinates: Long: 4,2471; Lat: 51,362 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141435,231; Y: 227939,056 [Lambert 72/50]
GB10
Coordinates: Long: 4,248; Lat: 51,3634 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141496,532; Y: 228099,26 [Lambert 72/50]
GB11
Coordinates: Long: 4,2458; Lat: 51,3627 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141345,718; Y: 228015,812 [Lambert 72/50]
GB12
Coordinates: Long: 4,246; Lat: 51,3681 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141356,772; Y: 228621,753 [Lambert 72/50]
GB13
Coordinates: Long: 4,2457; Lat: 51,3679 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141336,112; Y: 228598,193 [Lambert 72/50]
GB14
Coordinates: Long: 4,2443; Lat: 51,3672 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141240,895; Y: 228518,949 [Lambert 72/50]
GB15
Coordinates: Long: 4,2453; Lat: 51,3594 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141305,816; Y: 227649,561 [Lambert 72/50]
GB16
Coordinates: Long: 4,2391; Lat: 51,3662 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 140880; Y: 228410 [Lambert 72/50]
GB17
Coordinates: Long: 4,2362; Lat: 51,3692 [WGS84]
GB18
Coordinates: Long: 4,2449; Lat: 51,3697 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141283,942; Y: 228796,426 [Lambert 72/50]
GB19
Coordinates: Long: 4,2431; Lat: 51,3711 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141158,596; Y: 228960,327 [Lambert 72/50]
GB20
Coordinates: Long: 4,2475; Lat: 51,366 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141464,029; Y: 228382,901 [Lambert 72/50]
GB21
Coordinates: Long: 4,2465; Lat: 51,3658 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141393,27; Y: 228366,344 [Lambert 72/50]
GB22
Coordinates: Long: 4,2447; Lat: 51,3656 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141266,052; Y: 228304,699 [Lambert 72/50]

Temporal coverage
1989 - 2002
Yearly

Parameters
% Total nitrogen (N) Methodology , Apolar Hydrocarbons Methodology , Aquatic birds density, Arsenic (As) Methodology , Cadmium (Cd) Methodology , Chromium (Cr) Methodology , Copper (Cu) Methodology , Extractable organic halogen (EOX) Methodology , Granulometric variables Methodology , Lead (Pb) Methodology , Macrobenthos density, Mercury (Hg) Methodology , Nickel (Ni) Methodology , Pesticides Methodology , Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) Methodology , Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) Methodology , Sedimentation/erosion Methodology , Stable organic chlorine pollutants (SOCP) Methodology , Total phosphorus (P) Methodology , Vegetation Methodology , Zinc (Zn) Methodology
% Total nitrogen (N): PIH laboratory analyses
Some of the sediment analysis is put out to the PIH laboratory (Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene, Provincie Antwerpen)
Apolar Hydrocarbons: PIH laboratory analyses
Some of the sediment analysis is put out to the PIH laboratory (Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene, Provincie Antwerpen)
Arsenic (As): PIH laboratory analyses
Some of the sediment analysis is put out to the PIH laboratory (Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene, Provincie Antwerpen)
Cadmium (Cd): PIH laboratory analyses
Some of the sediment analysis is put out to the PIH laboratory (Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene, Provincie Antwerpen)
Chromium (Cr): PIH laboratory analyses
Some of the sediment analysis is put out to the PIH laboratory (Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene, Provincie Antwerpen)
Copper (Cu): PIH laboratory analyses
Some of the sediment analysis is put out to the PIH laboratory (Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene, Provincie Antwerpen)
Extractable organic halogen (EOX): PIH laboratory analyses
Some of the sediment analysis is put out to the PIH laboratory (Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene, Provincie Antwerpen)
Granulometric variables: Grain-size analysis
Grain size is determined using a Malvern Master Sizer
Lead (Pb): PIH laboratory analyses
Some of the sediment analysis is put out to the PIH laboratory (Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene, Provincie Antwerpen)
Mercury (Hg): PIH laboratory analyses
Some of the sediment analysis is put out to the PIH laboratory (Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene, Provincie Antwerpen)
Nickel (Ni): PIH laboratory analyses
Some of the sediment analysis is put out to the PIH laboratory (Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene, Provincie Antwerpen)
Pesticides: PIH laboratory analyses
Some of the sediment analysis is put out to the PIH laboratory (Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene, Provincie Antwerpen)
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): PIH laboratory analyses
Some of the sediment analysis is put out to the PIH laboratory (Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene, Provincie Antwerpen)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): PIH laboratory analyses
Some of the sediment analysis is put out to the PIH laboratory (Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene, Provincie Antwerpen)
Sedimentation/erosion: Sedimentation-erosion plots
A sedimentation-erosion plot exists out of 3 cores that are fixed into the mudflat. The 1,5 m long cores are set up in a triangular position, 1500 mm h.o.h. (length is 1500mm). The cores form a horizontal reference plane of which the reference height TAW is known. When strong sedimentation or erosion has taken place, the cores are prolonged or shortened. Core 1 and core 2 are connected by means of a measurement row, so the distance to the bottom can be measured each 20 cm. After that core 2 an
Stable organic chlorine pollutants (SOCP): PIH laboratory analyses
Some of the sediment analysis is put out to the PIH laboratory (Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene, Provincie Antwerpen)
Total phosphorus (P): PIH laboratory analyses
Some of the sediment analysis is put out to the PIH laboratory (Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene, Provincie Antwerpen)
Vegetation: Permanent squares (PQ)
Along the river, spread over the different vegetation types, a large number of permanent squares are marked.
Zinc (Zn): PIH laboratory analyses
Some of the sediment analysis is put out to the PIH laboratory (Provinciaal Instituut voor Hygiene, Provincie Antwerpen)

Contributors
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata owner
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek; Afdeling Biodiversiteit en Natuurlijk Milieu; Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteemdiversiteit, moredata owner

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
ME-5c Permanent Quadrats Scheldt Database, more

Project
Monitoring van het macrobenthos in de Zeeschelde, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Verbessem, I. et al. (2002). 10 jaar monitoring op het Groot Buitenschoor. Rapport Instituut voor Natuurbehoud, 02/10. Instituut voor Natuurbehoud: Brussel. ISBN 90-403-0168-9. XX, 193 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2004-08-11
Information last updated: 2010-11-05
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