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Missions of the BMDC

The Belgian Marine Data Center is a group of scientists within MUMM, whose expertise is oriented towards the management and the analysis of marine environmental data.

Its major tasks are :

  • to continuously assess and prognose the state of the North Sea
  • to evaluate and improve the monitoring programmes
  • to gather, validate, archive, manage marine and oceanographic data collected (mainly) by Belgian scientists in the frame of research projects and national and international monitoring programmes

The missions of the BMDC are structural and continuous.

It is the BMDC's policy to encourage the public to explore and use its datasets. Therefore, the oceanographic data, including analysis tools, are put at the disposal of a wide range of users: scientists, policy makers, sea professionals and other stakeholders, at the national and international levels. For specific requests, the expertise of the BMDC staff can be requested.

Staff

The BMDC is made of a team of specialists in oceanography and environmental sciences:

It also benefits widely from the multi-disciplinary expertise available within MUMM.

See also: Data policy



Coastal forecast

TIDES
OSTEND
[TAW]
 
Time
Elev.
 Low
18:40
0.38 m
 High
12:20
5.12 m
 Table Graph North Sea animation Belgian coastal zone animation

Harmonic prediction 
Ostend 1980–2020:
  *to
Enter as YYYY-MM-DD
  
WIND
WESTHINDER
 Speed 6.18 m/s 
 Sector 7° , N 
 Table Graph Graph North Sea animation
  
WAVES
AKKAERT
 Height 1.56 m
 Table Graph North Sea animation
  
CURRENTS
WESTHINDER
 Graph ploar plot Line plot North Sea animation Belgian coastal zone animation
  
TEMPERATURE
OSTEND
 Graph Daily maps
  
SALINITY
OSTEND
 Graph Daily maps
  
TRANSPORT
  Daily maps
  


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