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Data set name

VMM: Water bed monitoring network of the Flemish Environment Agency

Data holding centreFlemish Government; Environment, Nature and Energy; Flemish Environment Agency
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time period2000 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Belgium - Zeeschelde

Observations 
Parameters

Carbon concentrations in sediment; Other halocarbon concentrations in water bodies; Sediment grain size parameters; Particulate metal concentrations in the water column; Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Nitrogen concentrations in sediment; Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks; Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediment samples; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Unspecified; Concentration of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) in sediment samples

Description 
Summary

In March 2002, the Flemish Environment Agency initiated the development of a water bed monitoring network. The objective is to map the ecological quality of water beds.

OriginatorsFlemish Government; Environment, Nature and Energy; Flemish Environment Agency
Availability 
OrganisationFlemish Government; Environment, Nature and Energy; Flemish Environment Agency
AvailabilityUnrestricted
Administration 
Collating centreFlanders Marine Institute
Local identifier551
Global identifier5598
Last revised2011-05-17