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Data set name

IMARES, Sand motor flood prevention pilot project

Data holding centreIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Yerseke
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
Time periodSampling t0 started in Autumn 2010
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Coastal Zone

Observations 
Parameters

Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance

Instruments

Benthos samplers

Description 
Summary

Extensive parts of the Netherlands lie below sea level. Due to this fact, many parts are susceptible to flooding. In order to prevent floods there is a continually search for new methods to protect the coast. In the "Sand Motor" pilot project the coast will be protected by making the sea our ally. The Sand motor is a huge volume of sand that will be applied along the coast of South-Holland at Ter Heijde. Trailing suction hopper dredgers deposit sand from the sea onto land. Influenced by wind and water the sand naturally spreads along the coast. Baseline studies were carried out to determine t0-situation. Benthic dredge samples (114) has been collected for data on the infauna in order to get a good impression of the diversity, total density and biomass of the benthic species. A monitoring program is set up to examine the impact on and recovery of the benthic communities in this area.

OriginatorsIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Yerseke
Availability 
OrganisationIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Yerseke
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactJeroen Wijsman
Address

IMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Yerseke
Korringaweg 5
Yerseke

4401 NT
Netherlands

Telephone+31 317480900
Facsimile+31 317487359
Administration 
Collating centreNational Oceanographic Data Committee
Local identifierIMARES_5730013
Global identifier5827
Last revised2013-03-26