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Netherlands National Monitoring of Birds and Mammals in the Dutch Coastal Zone Region (1987-)

Data holding centreRijkswaterstaat Central Information Services
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
ProjectNational Biological Monitoring Programme(MON*BIOLOGIE)
Time period1987-present
Geographical area

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


Bird counts; Seal abundance




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. This part of the MON*BIO programme consists of birds and mammals. The given date is the first year data is available. Most of the inspections are carried out 6 times a year, but during the given period it could be more or less due to changes in the national monitoring programme. All inspections are carried out by Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). Mammals: The programme started in 1993. Birds: The programme started in 1987. For the actual planning:

OriginatorsRijkswaterstaat Water, Traffic and Environment
Data web site
OrganisationRijkswaterstaat Central Information Services
ContactNot supplied (Service Desk Data)

Rijkswaterstaat Central Information Services
Derde Werelddreef 1

2622 HA

Telephone+31 (0)15 275 77 00
Facsimile+31 15 275 75 76
Collating centreNational Oceanographic Data Committee
Local identifier20001084
Global identifier2949
Last revised2009-09-21