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Ruth Lagring, Hong M. Le, Anelies Goffin, Yvan Stojanov, Francis Strobbe, Leen Tyberghein, Thomas Vandenberghe and Serge Scory (2017)

4 Decades of Belgian Marine monitoring: Uplifting historical data to today’s needs

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Poster at Technical conference.

Contamination, eutrophication and acidification (MSFD descriptors) are intensely studied in the Belgian Coastal Zone (BCZ) since 1970. The use of historic data in long-term analyses has some major drawbacks: unavailability of the (meta)data and inconsistencies in spatial resolution, frequency, measurement techniques and storage. BMDC (RBINS) and VMDC (VLIZ), both NODCs, integrated all sources, its data and metadata in databases and updated the catalogues. The data are further uplifted by means of high tech methods for intense quality-check, intercalibration and valorisation of the integrated data sets and finally the assessment of environmental changes. A central data portal is under development, where the project data of the two NODCs will be made publically accessible. The case study on contaminants in sediment show the robustness of using Al and Fe as normalizers.
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Poster presented at the IODE-XXIV Scientif Workshop, Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia, 27 March 2017
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