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Data set name

Netherlands National Monitoring of bathymetric data along the North Sea Coast (1965 -)

Data holding centreRijkswaterstaat Centrale Informatievoorziening
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
ProjectNational Morphological Monitoring Programme(MON*MORFOLOGIE)
Time period1965 - present
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North Sea Coast: the zone along the Dutch coast between the high tide mark and 20 km offshore.orth Sea Coast:North Sea Area: between NAP -8 m and NAP -20 m seaward

Observations 
Parameters

Bathymetry and Elevation

Instruments

Single-beam echosounders

Description 
Summary

MON*MORFOLOGIE is 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. Within the physical monitoring programme a distinction is made between quantity (water level, waves, water temperature) and morphology (coastal measurements and bathymetry), which is collected within the MON*MORFOLOGIE project. The objective of MON*MORFOLOGIE is to carry out the regular coastal measurements and to control and process the resulting data. Since the beginning of the monitoring programme, data is available of several locations. Due to changes in the national monitoring programme locations can be added or removed in time. Bathymetric measurements: Measurements are interpolated to grid squares (20x20 m). The data is stored in the DONAR database. Frequency: depending on area: every year to every 6 years. For the actual planning see 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 identifier20001090
Global identifier2954
Last revised2009-09-21