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Tripod measurements for 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
Since 2004 the OD Nature has regularly taken measurements on the bed of the Belgian Continental Shelf, using a tripod measuring frame. This frame is fitted with a series of oceanographic sensors: -current velocimeters such as an Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP) and an Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV), -a CT-sensor which records temperature and salinity, -optical (Optical Backscatter Sensors - OBS) and acoustic backscatter sensors (ADP, ADV and AquaScat) which measure the concentration of suspended sediment, -an LISST 100x and an AquaScat which measure the size of particles in suspension, -an instrument for passive acoustic monitoring of cetaceans (C-PoD) -an instrument for passive sampling for chemical monitoring.

Scope
Themes:
Physical > Hydrography (e.g. T,S), Physical > Optical measurements, Physical > Underwater acoustics
Keywords:
Marine, Oceanographic geographical features, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, Belgium, Blankenberge, ANE, Belgium, Flemish Banks, Kwinte Bank

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Blankenberge [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Flemish Banks, Kwinte Bank [Marine Regions]

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 creatordata manager

Related datasets
Other relations:
Monitoring hydrography, water quality & contaminants for the Belgian continental shelf area and Western Scheldt, more
Tidal currents maps of the Belgian Part of the North Sea based on OPTOS/COHERENS models, more

Data type: Data
Data origin: Sensor platform
Metadatarecord created: 2015-10-05
Information last updated: 2015-10-06
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