M I D A S
Marine Information and Data Acquisition System
Campaign :Macrobenthos and coastal zone management
Abstract:
Study of the eological vulnerability of the Belgian coastal waters and setup of a monitoring plan with regard to the protection of the ennvironment during oilspills Since 1994, major parts of the BCS have already been sampled for macrobenthos, with the aim of performing a macrobenthic community analysis for our marine areas. The stations and areas chosen for macrobenthic sampling during this campaign fill up the spatial 'gaps' that haven't been investigated yet. Macrobenthic samples will be taken using a Van Veen grab. This campaign will contribute to the completion of the research on the spatial distribution of the macrofauna of the BCS.