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Dredging: heavy metals and PCBs in sediment in the Belgian Continental Shelf

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Description
Every year, large quantities of dredged material are discharged into the sea. The dredged material is derived from maintenance dredging to keep ports and navigation channels open. This study, commissioned by the Belgian government controls the discharge areas in the Belgian part of the North Sea by monitoring any chemical and / or toxic effects. There are also biological parameters and monitored around the same zones. This combination ensures good monitoring of the quality of the marine environment.

Scope
Themes:
Environmental quality/pollution > Pollution levels & monitoring
Keywords:
Marine, Dredging, Environmental monitoring, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS)

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

Temporal coverage
From 1990 on [In Progress]

Parameter
Contaminant concentration: pcb's, heavy metals & pesticides

Contributors
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Operationele Directie Natuurlijk Milieu; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium (BMM), moredata creator
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Landbouw en Visserij; Instituut voor landbouw- , visserij en voedingsonderzoek; Kenniseenheid: Dier; Aquatisch Milieu en Kwaliteit, moredata creator Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Vlaams Ministerie van Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Agentschap voor Maritieme Dienstverlening en Kust; Afdeling Kust, moredata provider
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Vlaams Ministerie van Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Departement Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Afdeling Maritieme Toegang, moredata provider

Related datasets
Other relation:
Dredging: heavy metals and PCBs in biota in the Belgian Continental Shelf, more

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