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Data set name

Netherlands National Monitoring of Phytoplankton in the Dutch Coastal Zone Region (1975-)

Data holding centreRijkswaterstaat Centrale Informatievoorziening
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
ProjectNational Biological Monitoring Programme(MON*BIOLOGIE)
Time period1975-present
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North Sea Coast: the zone along the Dutch coast between the high tide mark and 20 km offshore.

Observations 
Parameters

Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Zooplankton wet weight biomass; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Plankton abundance per unit volume of the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic volume in water bodies; Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies; Plankton biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column

Instruments

Particulates samplers; sieves and filters; optical microscopes

Description 
Summary

MON*BIO 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. Another aim is to check the compliance to national and international assessment criteria. The Dutch marine and brackish waters are dived into areas. In field GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE the area is mentioned. In MON*BIO surface water is inspected to determine the numbers of specimen and the totals of these specimens. The starting date mentioned is not necessarily the same for every parameters or location this can differ from one parameter or location to another. 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. All inspections are carried out by Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). Water: The frequency of collecting the samples differs from 7 till 30 times a year. The programme for chlorophyll started in 1975. The monitoring of phytoplankton started in 1990. For actual planning: www.waterplan.nl

OriginatorsRijkswaterstaat Water, Traffic and Environment
Data web sitehttp://www.waterbase.nl
Availability 
OrganisationRijkswaterstaat Centrale Informatievoorziening
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactNot supplied (Service Desk Data)
Address

Rijkswaterstaat Centrale Informatievoorziening
Derde Werelddreef 1
Delft

2622 HA
Netherlands

Telephone+31 (0)15 275 77 00
Facsimile+31 15 275 75 76
Emailservicedesk-data@rws.nl
Administration 
Collating centreNational Oceanographic Data Committee
Local identifier20001066
Global identifier2932
Last revised2009-09-21