|An inventory for lateral input into the Sea Scheldt|
Deneudt, K.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Mees, J. (2002). An inventory for lateral input into the Sea Scheldt, in: ECSA Local Meeting: ecological structures and functions in the Scheldt Estuary: from past to future, Antwerp, Belgium October 7-10, 2002: abstract book. pp. 48
In: (2002). ECSA Local Meeting: ecological structures and functions in the Scheldt Estuary: from past to future, Antwerp, Belgium October 7-10, 2002: abstract book. University of Antwerp: Antwerp. 73 + 1 cd-rom pp., more
Data collections; Information services; Marine; Brackish water
By order of the Waterways and Maritime Affairs Administration, division Sea Scheldt, the Flanders Marine Institute developes a database containing information regarding the lateral input into the Sea Scheldt. Water quality and quantity data of tributaries, industrial discharges and input trough locks are gathered and compiled into a cohesive database. The parameters included are flow, biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended matter, Kjehldahl N, nitrate and nitrite, ammonium and oxygen concentration. By determination of the XY-coordinates for the different discharge locations, the data is linked to Arcview and can be visualized by making selections on a GIS-map. Easy access to the contained information is assured by the possibility of making selections on different levels: for every company, nature of discharge, time and place a query for water quality and water quantity data can be made. The aim is to provide a well-structured inventory of discharge data that is needed for ecological modelling purposes. The database is made structurally compatible with the OMES-database in which it will be incorporated.