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

Data holding centreRijkswaterstaat Central Information Services
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
ProjectNational Morphological Monitoring Programme(MON*MORFOLOGIE)
Time period1965 - present
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


Bathymetry and Elevation


Single-beam echosounders


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

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 identifier20001090
Global identifier2954
Last revised2009-09-21