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Belgisch Marien Data Centrum (IRScNB/KBIN-BMDC)

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English name: Belgian Marine Data Centre
Parent institute: Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Operationele Directie Natuurlijk Milieu; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium (IRScNB/KBIN-BMM), more
Gulledelle 100
1200 Brussel

Tel.: +32-(0)2-773 21 11
Fax: +32-(0)2-770 69 72

The Belgian Marine Data Center is a group of scientists within MUMM, whose expertise is oriented towards the management and the analysis of marine environmental data.

Its major tasks are :

  • to continuously assess and prognose the state of the North Sea
  • to evaluate and improve the monitoring programmes
  • to gather, validate, archive, manage marine and oceanographic data collected (mainly) by Belgian scientists in the frame of research projects and national and international monitoring programmes

The missions of the BMDC are structural and continuous.

It is the BMDC's policy to encourage the public to explore and use its datasets. Therefore, the oceanographic data, including analysis tools, are put at the disposal of a wide range of users: scientists, policy makers, sea professionals and other stakeholders, at the national and international levels. For specific requests, the expertise of the BMDC staff can be requested.

Publications (7)  Top | Projects | Datasets 
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  • Peer reviewed article Diviacco, P; De Cauwer, K.; Leadbetter, A; Sorribas, J; Stojanov, Y.; Busato, A; Cova, A (2015). Bridging semantically different paradigms in the field of marine acquisition event logging. Earth Sci. Inform. 8(1): 135-146., more
  • Diviacco, P.; Sorribas, J.; De Cauwer, K.; Sinquin, J.-M.; Casas, R.; Busato, A.; Stoyanov, Y.; Scory, S. (2017). Repositioning data management near data acquisition, in: Diviacco, P. et al. (Ed.) Oceanographic and marine cross-domain data management for sustainable development. Advances in Environmental Engineering and Green Technologies, : pp. 178-199., more
  • Borges, A.V.; Champenois, W.; Gypens, N.; Delille, B.; Harlay, J.; Ruddick, K.; Nechad, B.; Vandenberghe, T.; Strobbe, F.; De Cauwer, K.; Lagring, R. (2016). Methane dynamics in the Belgian coastal zone, a contribution to the BELSPO project "4 decades of Belgian marine monitoring" (4Demon), in: Degraer, S. et al. (Ed.) North Sea Open Science Conference 7-10/11/2016. Abstract Booklet. pp. 45, more
  • Lagring, R.; Goffin, A.; Stojanov, Y.; Strobbe, F.; Tyberghein, L.; Vandenberghe, T. (2016). The implementation of a data management plan to uplift historical data: long-term change detection in the Belgian Continental Shelf. Poster presented at IMDIS 2016 International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems, 11-13 October 2016, Gdansk, Poland. Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)/Flanders Marine Institute: Brussel, Oostende. 1 poster pp., more
  • Nohe, A.; Lagring, R.; De Cauwer, K.; Goffin, A.; Tyberghein, L.; Deneudt, K.; Vyverman, W.; Sabbe, K. (2016). Long-term phytoplankton monitoring data (1970-2015) from the Belgian North Sea reveal shifts in community composition and seasonal dynamics, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016. VLIZ Special Publication, 75: pp. 83, more
  • Vandenberghe, T.; Degraer, S.; Jauniaux, T.; Kerckhof, F.; Rumes, B.; Scory, S.; Toussaint, E.; Haelters, J. (2016). improving marine mammal stranding data collection, in: Degraer, S. et al. (Ed.) North Sea Open Science Conference 7-10/11/2016. Abstract Booklet. pp. 39, more
  • Tyberghein, L.; Borges, A.V.; Deneudt, K.; Desmit, X.; De Witte, B.; Gauquie, J.; Goffin, A.; Lagring, R.; Nohe, A.; Sabbe, K.; Strobbe, F.; Van der Zande, D.; De Cauwer, K. (2015). 4 decades of Belgian marine monitoring: uplifting historical data to today's needs – 4DEMON, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 135, more

Projects (3)  Top | Publications | Datasets 
  • Historical dataset submitted by MUMM for the REVAMP project., more
  • PMPZ-DB II: Resuscitation of the data collected during the first years of modern oceanography in Belgium, more
  • SEADATANET II: Pan-European infrastructure for Ocean & Marine Data Management, more

Datasets (8)  Top | Publications | Projects 
  • Marine phytoplankton community composition data from the Belgian part of the North Sea, 1968-2010, more
  • MONIT-Biota: Monitoring of metals and organic compounds in biota in the Belgian part of the North Sea, more
  • Monitoring hydrography, water quality & contaminants for the Belgian continental shelf area and Western Scheldt, more
  • Monitoring of organic compounds in biota on the Belgian Continental Shelf, more
  • MONIT-rad: Radiological monitoring of the Belgian Continental Shelf., more
  • MONIT-Seawater: Monitoring waterquality of the Belgian Continental Shelf and the Scheldt estuary, more
  • MONIT-SED: Monitoring of metals and organic compounds in sediments in the Belgian part of the North Sea, more
  • Tripod measurements for the Belgian part of The North Sea, more

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