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Monitoring and evaluation of the quality of the marine environment on the BCS and in the Schelde-estuary

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Dutch title: Monitoring en evaluatie van de kwaliteit van het mariene milieu op het BCP en in het Schelde-estuarium
Period: 1999 till 2002
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Marine environment; Water quality
Geographical term: ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde [Marine Regions]

Institutes (2)  Top 
  • Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Departement Beheer van het Mariene Ecosysteem; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium; Brussel (KBIN-BMM), more
  • Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Departement Beheer van het Mariene Ecosysteem; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium; Oostende (BMM), more

Abstract:
Both the Southern North Sea (Belgian Continental Shelf) and the Western Scheldt estuary are monitored for international purposes : Oslo & Paris Commission (Paris Convention 1992), the Joint Assessment Monitoring Programme (JAMP) and the Regional Task Team II North Sea, and national purposes : passible harmful effects of sand axtraction, dredging.
MUMM analyses nutrients, salinity, temperature, suspended matter, dissolved oxygen, TOC an POC, chlorophyl a, phaeophytine and optical parameters in the watercolumn. Also the phytoplankton enumeration and species composition and the benthos species composition and biomass are part of the monitoring programme.
Quality assurance and quality control in analytical chemistry and laboratory practice receive a high priority.

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