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Impulsprogramme "Marine Sciences"
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Dutch title: Impulsprogramma "Zeewetenschappen" (1992 - 1996)
Reference no: MS
Acronym: IMPULS
Period: October 1992 till September 1996
Status: Completed

Institute  Top | Projects | Datasets 
  • Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), more, sponsor

Child projects (12)  Top | Institute | Datasets 
  • Definition and application of ecological criteria and economic indicators for the impact study and cost determination of various types of pollution in the North Sea, more
  • Dynamics of eutrophicated coastal systems, more
  • Effects of pollution on macrozoobenthos communities in the Scheldt estuary, more
  • Intercompartmental distribution of monoaromatic hydrocarbons (MAK´s) and C1-C2 organochlorinated compounds in the North Sea environment. I, more
  • Marine ecotoxicology: distribution, flows and biological effects of metal pollutants in the Asterias rubens, a key species of the coastal biotopes of the North Sea, more
  • Modelling and simulation of the grazing pressure of zooplankton in the ecosystem of the North Sea. Practical and theoretical approach, more
  • Molecular dynamics of the absorption, accumulation and elimination of metals in marine organisms from the North Sea, more
  • Pathological and ecotoxicological study of sea birds and sea mammals in the North Sea and adjoining areas, more
  • Structure and function of the benthos in estuarine and coastal ecosystems in relation to current and future anthropogenic influences, more
  • Study of the geochemical cycles of particulate heavy metals and organic micropollutants in the North Sea environment, more
  • Towards a future Belgian policy for protecting the North Sea. Social and economic consequences, more
  • Transfer and behaviour of trace metals in the estuary of the Scheldt, more

Abstract:
In July 1990, the Council of Ministers approved the support and the implementation of the "Impulsprogramme Marine Sciences" with a budget of 4,6 MEURO.

The objective of the programme was to give several research groups a renewed stimulus to lay the groundwork for better understanding of the marine environment and the natural and human factors that influence it. The programme aimed to contribute to international research efforts regarding the protection and sustainable use of the North Sea and Scheldt estuary and to assist the process of policy decision making at national level.

The programme enabled 18 research teams working on 12 projects to conduct research from September 1992 to December 1996.

Datasets (5)  Top | Institute | Projects 
  • ME-3d. Benthos Westerschelde as part of Impuls Program Marine Sciences, more
  • Hyperbenthic communities of the North Sea, more
  • IMERS: Integrated Marine Environmental Samples and Readings, more
  • Meiobenthos at the stations 115, 702, 790 on the Belgian Continental Shelf, more
  • PODOI: Nematode length/width measurements for two coastal stations in the Belgian Part of the North Sea., more

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