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Data set name

Belgian windmill parks: impact monitoring (2005 onwards)

Data holding centreRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodSince 2005
OngoingYes
Observations 
Parameters

Bird counts; Fish abundance in water bodies; Fish reproduction

Description 
Summary

Monitoring the impact of the windmill parks along the Belgian coast. In the coming years, a few hundred windmills will appear in the designated part of the Belgian North Sea. The consequences of the installation of windmills on the marine ecosystem have to be monitored. As foreseen in the environmental permit, MUMM started a monitoring programme to estimate the positive and negative effects of the windmills at sea. Grontmij Vlaanderen carried out a sociological sea view survey regarding the monitoring programme for offshore windmill parks. More information will be gathered in the coming years: long time information is necessary to differentiate between the natural variations and the effects caused by the human activities. For this monitoring, MUMM collaborates with INBO, ILVO, Marine Biology Section of Ghent University, Renard Centre of Marine Geology of Ghent University.

OriginatorsRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment
Availability 
OrganisationRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactS. Scory
Address

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
Gulledelle 100
Brussels

1200
Belgium

Telephone+32 (0)2 773 2111
Facsimile+32 (0)2 770 6972
Emailbmdc@mumm.ac.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11015005
Global identifier6370
Last revised2016-03-30