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MONIT_SEAWATER: Monitoring water quality of the Belgian Continental Shelf and the Scheldt estuary
Contact: Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium (IRScNB/KBIN-BMM), more

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

Description
Monitoring and evaluation of the quality of the marine environment of the Belgian Continental Shelf and the Scheldt estuary. more

Nutrients, salinity, temperature, suspended matter, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll-a, phaeopigment, TOC, POC, DON and optical parameters are measured in the water column.

Scope
Themes:
Environmental quality/pollution, Physical > Hydrography (e.g. T,S), Water composition > Bulk chemistry (e.g. pH, TCO2), Water composition > Dissolved gases, Water composition > Nutrients, Water composition > Suspended matter - turbidity
Keywords:
Marine, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Water quality, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, Scheldt Estuary

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

Temporal coverage
From 1982 on [In Progress]

Parameters
Acenaphthene, Acenaphthylene, Ammonium (NH4+), Anthracene, Benzo(a)anthracene, Benzo(a)pyrene, Benzo(b)fluoranthene, Benzo(e)pyrene, Benzo(ghi)perylene , Benzo(k)fluoranthene, Chlorophyll a, Chlorophyll b, Chromium (Cr), Density, Dibenz(a,h)anthracene, Dibutyltin, Diphenyltin, Dissolved organic carbon (DOC), Dissolved oxygen (O2), Fluoranthene, Fluorene, Indeno(123cd)pyrene, Monobutyltin, Monophenyltin, Naphthalene, Nitrate (NO3-), Nitrate (NO3-) + Nitrite (NO2-), Nitrite (NO2-), Oxygen (O) saturation, Particulate nitrogen (N), Particulate organic carbon (POC), Perylene, pH, Phaeophytin a, Phaeophytin b, Phenanthrene, Phosphate (PO43-), Pyrene, Salinity, Secchi depth, Silicate (SiO44-), Temperature, Total nitrogen (N), Total organic carbon (TOC), Total phosphorus (P), Tributyltin (TBT), Triphenyltin, Turbidity

Contributors
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Departement Beheer van het Mariene Ecosysteem; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium; Belgisch Marien Data Centrum (BMDC), moredata manager
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Operationele Directie Natuurlijk Milieu; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium (BMM), moredata owner

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Monitoring hydrography, water quality & contaminants for the Belgian continental shelf area and Western Scheldt, more
(Partly) included in:
Marine phytoplankton community composition data from the Belgian part of the North Sea, 1968-2010, more
Other relations:
MONIT_BIOTA: Monitoring of metals and organic compounds in biota in the Belgian part of the North Sea and the Scheldt estuary, more
MONIT_SED: Monitoring of metals and organic compounds in sediments in the Belgian part of the North Sea and the Scheldt estuary, more
MONIT_RAD: Radiological monitoring of 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: 2018-06-18
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