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MONIT-Biota: Monitoring of metals and organic compounds in biota in the Belgian part of the North Sea
Contact: Belgisch Marien Data Centrum (IRScNB/KBIN-BMDC), more

Availability: The data can be made available upon request, please use contact information.

Description
The monitoring of the North Sea environment, especially in the area of the Belgian continental shelf and in the estuary of the Scheldt river (Western Scheldt) was initiated at MUMM in 1977 more

Since 1977 the pattern of about 25 sampling stations at sea and 7 in the estuary, each one being visited with a frequency of 6 to 10 times a year, and water being taken from a standard depth of - 3m almost didn't changed. Several laboratories from Belgian universities and State research institutes are currently participating in that monitoring effort. The monitoring results for contaminants in biota and sediment are mainly received from the Fisheries Department.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Pigments (e.g. chlorophyll), Environmental quality/pollution > Pollution levels & monitoring
Keywords:
Marine, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Heavy metals, Organic compounds, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1977 on [In Progress]

Parameters
Heavy metals, Major organic constituents

Contributors
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Departement Beheer van het Mariene Ecosysteem; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium; Belgisch Marien Data Centrum (BMDC), more
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Operationele Directie Natuurlijk Milieu (OD Natuur), moredata manager
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Landbouw en Visserij; Instituut voor landbouw- , visserij en voedingsonderzoek; Kenniseenheid: Dier; Aquatisch Milieu en Kwaliteit, moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Monitoring hydrography, water quality & contaminants for the Belgian continental shelf area and Western Scheldt, more
Child datasets:
Monitoring heavy metals and PCB's in biota (since 1978) in the Belgian Continental Shelf, more
Monitoring of organic compounds in biota on the Belgian Continental Shelf, more

Project
MONIT: Monitoring the Belgian Continental Shelf and the Scheldt estuary, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-10-05
Information last updated: 2015-10-06
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