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Data set name

Bathymetric surveys of Western Scheldt and river Scheldt (Belgium) since turn of the century

Data holding centreWaterways and Maritime Affairs Administration, Maritime Access
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom end 19th century onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Thresholds in Western Scheldt and Zeeschelde, Belgium

Observations 
Parameters

Bathymetry and Elevation

Description 
Summary

The Antwerpse Zeehavendienst carries out very frequent soundings on the thresholds in the Western Scheldt and Beneden Zeeschelde. Furthermore, the depth in the Beneden Schelde is completely sounded and mapped anew every 2 years (sectional charts). The Boven Zeeschelde is completely mapped anew at 5-10 year intervals. Moreover, a 'folding' chart ('plooikaart') of the Scheldt from Zeebrugge up to the Rupel is edited annually.

OriginatorsWaterways and Maritime Affairs Administration, Maritime Access
Availability 
OrganisationWaterways and Maritime Affairs Administration, Maritime Access
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactJ. Claessens
Address

Waterways and Maritime Affairs Administration, Maritime Access
Tavernierkaai 3
Antwerpen

B-2000
Belgium

Telephone+32 3 222 08 11
Facsimile+32 3 231 20 62
Emailmaritieme_schelde@lin.vlaanderen.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11015002
Global identifier1023
Last revised2009-02-12