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General
Data set name

BELGICA Underway data set (since 1984)

Data holding centreRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Ostend
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom 1984 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North East Atlantic, primarily Southern North Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Horizontal spatial co-ordinates; Date and time; Bathymetry and Elevation; Metadata parameters

Description 
Summary

The RV Belgica underway data set comprises all data gathered with the Oceanographic Data Acquisition System (ODAS) aboard the RV Belgica. The standard data acquisition rate evolved from 10 minutes (1984-1986) to 10 seconds (from 1996 on). The stored parameters are: navigational and position parameters, bathymetric data, meteorological data, hydrological data. Together with the parameter values information about the data quality are stored.

OriginatorsRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Ostend
Availability 
OrganisationRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Ostend
AvailabilitySeaDataNet licence
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 identifier11010011
Global identifier992
Last revised2015-09-02