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Data set name

Sustainable management of the North Sea - a Belgian multidisciplinary research programme (1997-2002)

Data holding centreRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time period1997-2001
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Bird taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of surface; Fish disease and parasites; Bioassay and contaminant biological impact; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Nutrient fluxes between the bed and the water column; Concentration of other organic contaminants in sediment samples; Concentration of other organic contaminants in the water column; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Metal concentrations in biota; Concentration of other organic contaminants in biota

Description 
Summary

The national programme 'Sustainable Management of the North Sea' in the 'Plan for Scientific Support for a Policy of Sustainable Development', represents an effort to explore marine knowledge in depth and use it to contribute, in cooperation with other countries of the North Sea basin, to a plan for its sustainable management and the conservation of its natural resources. The programme of the Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs (OSTC) aims to bring scientific teams together to work in multidisciplinary networks on subject area projects with the common purpose of establishing a solid basis on which the Federal authorities can act in implementing long term policy for the sustainable exploitation of the North Sea. The topics are eutrophication, chemical pollution, protection of species and their habitat and sustainable exploitation of the sea. Besides this, data banking is part of the programme to ensure long term archival of the data. This database, being developed, in the frame of IDOD (Integrated and dynamical oceanographic data management) will serve as the Belgian national database system installed at MUMM. The main projects represented in this dataset are : - MN/DD1/001: Biogeochemistry of nutrients, metals and organic micropollutants in the North Sea. - MN/DD1/002: AMORE: Advanced modelling and research on eutrophication. Eutrophication and the structure of coastal planktonic food-webs: mechanisms and modelling. - MN/DD1/003: ICAS: The impact on North Sea organisms of pollutants associated with sediment. - MN/DD1/004: Structural and functional biodiversity of North Sea ecosystems. - MN/DD1/005: North Sea seabirds and marine mammals: pathology and ecotoxicology.

OriginatorsRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models
Availability 
OrganisationRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactScory Serge (Ir)
Address

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

1200
Belgium

Telephone02/773.21.11
Facsimile02/7706972
Emailbmdc@mumm.ac.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11009018
Global identifier985
Last revised2010-11-22