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Data set name

SEDIM - Database on sedimentological characteristics of the Belgian continental shelf (1972-87)

Data holding centreRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodDepending on the sources: 1977-1982 (Marine Biology Section, Zoology Institute - UG); 1977-1985 (Laboratory of Physical Geography -UG); 1984-1987 (RVZB); 1972-1976 (Institute of Geology - KUL)
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Belgian continental shelf. In the case of the Institute of Geology - KUL, about 1400 samples were taken on a 200 x 80 km grid of 1000 points

Observations 
Parameters

Vertical spatial coordinates; Sediment grain size parameters; Moored instrument depth

Description 
Summary

Four laboratories or State institutes, respectively: (1) the 'Marine Biology Section, Zoology Institute - University of Ghent (UG)',(2) the 'Laboratory of Physical Geography - University of Ghent (UG)', (3) the 'Rijkstation voor Zeevisserij (RVZB)' and (4) the 'Institute of Geology - Catholic University of Leuven (KUL)' have provided their datafiles to MUMM. These data cover the period 1972-1987 and correspond to several distinct projects. On the one hand the three first laboratories have much focused their efforts on the sand banks in relation to the possible effects of sand mining. On the other hand, the Institute of Geology - KUL has carried out an extensive survey on the whole area, in the framework of the 'Project Sea' (see also the 'CIPS/ICWB' dataset, referenced under MUMM). Morphological and sedimentological charts have already been produced, based on these data.

OriginatorsIHE, Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models
Availability 
OrganisationRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactScory Serge (Ir)
Address

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgian Marine Data Centre
Gulledelle 100
Brussels

1200
Belgium

Telephone02/773.21.11
Facsimile02/7706972
Emailbmdc@mumm.ac.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11009015
Global identifier983
Last revised2009-08-21