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Monitoring Network Flemish Banks [Meetnet Vlaamse Banken]
IVA MDK - afdeling Kust - Meetnet Vlaamse Banken

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The Monitoring Network Flemish Banks (Meetnet Vlaamse Banken) was set up for the acquisition of real-time oceanographic and meteorological data along the Belgian coast and on the Belgian continental shelf. more

The network serves a number of purposes: to support safe and efficient shipping, inform studies or the execution of infrastructure works along the coast, to inform the provision of weather forecasting services available from and to warn coastal communities, managers and stakeholders of increased risks of flooding. Besides the data are available to the scientific community and the general public. It is a sensor network measuring waves, tidal height, current and water temperature; meteorological parameters are wind, air pressure, air temperature and rainfall. Data can be accessed, visualised and downloaded from Data can also accessed through webservices: All other data requests should be addressed to

Meteorology, Physical > Hydrography (e.g. T,S), Physical > Waves - swell
Marine/Coastal, Meteorological data, Meteorological geographical features, Oceanographic data, Oceanographic geographical features, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1978 on [In Progress]

Air pressure, Ground temperature, Maximal wave height, Maximal wind velocity, Mean wave period, Mean wind direction, Mean wind velocity, Precipitation, Significant wave height (H33), Temperature in water, Tidal height TAW

Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Maritieme Dienstverlening en Kust; Afdeling Kust; Vlaamse Hydrografie, moredata managerdata creatordata owner

Related datasets
Child dataset:
Tide predictions Flemish coast., more
(Partly) included in:
Data, scripts and model output to perform spatiotemporal analysis of plankton drivers in the Belgian part of the North Sea., more
HYMEDIS: Hydro-meteo information for the Belgian Coast and Voordelta., more
Waterinfo: Water management datasystem from Flanders Hydraulics Research, more

Describing this dataset
(2001). Meetnet Vlaamse banken hydrometeogegevens: digitaal maandrapport November 2001. Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Departement Leefmilieu en Infrastructuur, Administratie Waterwegen en zeewezen, Afdeling Waterwegen Kust: Belgium, more
De Wolf, P. (1986). Het Meetnet Vlaamse Banken. Water 5(31): 50-55, more
Kerckaert, P.; De Wolf, P. (1984). Het Meetnet Vlaamse Banken. Nota DDK, 84.530-84-1. Dienst der Kust: Oostende. 18 pp., more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Sensor platform
Metadatarecord created: 2004-05-10
Information last updated: 2022-03-02
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