Netherlands National Monitoring of soundings and coastline profiles along the North Sea Coast (1968 -)

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Data holding centreRijkswaterstaat Central Information Services
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
ProjectNational Morphological Monitoring Programme(MON*MORFOLOGIE)
Time period1968 - present
Geographical area

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


Bathymetry and Elevation


Laser altimeters; cameras


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*MORFOLOGY 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. Coastal measurements: The measurements are performed along the Dutch coast between the first barrier and 800 m offshore. Data is composed of both measurements of depths and elevation. The resulting data is schematised and stored in the DONAR database. Frequency: annual measurements. For actual planning:

OriginatorsRijkswaterstaat Water, Traffic and Environment
Data web site
OrganisationRijkswaterstaat Central Information Services
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Collating centreNational Oceanographic Data Committee
Local identifier20001089
Global identifier2953
Last revised2009-09-21