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Netherlands National Monitoring of the Water Temperature in the Central North Sea Region (1993-)

Data holding centreRijkswaterstaat Centrale Informatievoorziening
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
ProjectNational Physical Monitoring Programme(MON*FYSICA)
Time period1993-present
Geographical area

Central North Sea: The area of the Dutch continental shelf North of 54° 14min N.


Temperature of the water column


Water temperature sensor


MON*FYSICA is a part of the Monitoring programme of the National Water Systems (in Dutch : Monitoring Waterstaatkundige Toestand des Lands; MWTL) The primary goal of the MWTL programme is to provide physical, chemical and biological information in relation to long term developments. So the focal point for the monitoring programme is based on trend detection. The Dutch marine and brackish waters are divided into areas. In field GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE the area is mentioned. The starting date mentioned is not necessarily the same for every location within the set. The given date is the first year data is available of one or more locations. During the given period more or less locations can be sampled due to changes in the national monitoring programme. Water temperature is at 13 locations: 7 along the coast and 6 offshore platforms and buoys. Since 200 all temperatures are automatically process. Temperature is also measured in the National Chemical Monitoring Programme as a co-variable. Those locations are not included in this overview. For actual planning:

OriginatorsRijkswaterstaat Water, Traffic and Environment
Data web site
OrganisationRijkswaterstaat Centrale Informatievoorziening
ContactNot supplied (Service Desk Data)

Rijkswaterstaat Centrale Informatievoorziening
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Telephone+31 (0)15 275 77 00
Facsimile+31 15 275 75 76
Collating centreNational Oceanographic Data Committee
Local identifier20001029
Global identifier2895
Last revised2009-09-21