M I D A S
Marine Information and Data Acquisition System
Campaign :SEBAB-II  (Lookup in IMIS)
Abstract:
Determination of the fine grain sediment transport of the Belgian coastal waters The project aims at increasing our knowledge on fine-grained suspended sediment transport on the Belgian continental shelf. A better understanding of these sediment movements is important when selecting dumping sites for dredged material with a high efficiency. The use of numerical models with sattelite images and in situ measurements allows quantifying the transport of suspended matter. The combining of these methods allows also to indentify the different sources (Strait of Dover, Tertiary clay layers, Quaternary clay and mud layers) of mud. The measurements aim at investigating the natural variability (tide, spring-neap cycle, seasons) of the suspended matter and aim at setting up the mud distribution in the coastal zone.