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AS-MADE: Assessment of Marine Debris on the Belgian Continental Shelf: occurrence and effects [Evaluatie van Marien Afval in de zone van het Belgisch Continentaal Plat: voorkomen en effecten]

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The data were collected by volunteers during the so-called 'Lenteprikkel' at the Belgian coast, where people collect debris every spring, and the 'fishing for litter'-action where fishing vessels collect waste during their fishing-activities, and take them to shore; and by scientists who did monitoring campaigns at sea to collect or observe the waste in sea and at the coastline. There will also be new monitoring campaigns done by the University of Ghent.

Bottom samples (e.g. core, dredge, grab), Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries), Environmental quality/pollution > Pollution levels & monitoring
Marine/Coastal, Assessment, Indicators, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS)

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

Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), morepartnerdata creator
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Dierwetenschappen en Aquatische Ecologie; Laboratorium voor Milieutoxicologie (GhEnToxLab), morepartnerdata creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Related datasets
Child datasets:
AS-MADE : monitoring marine debris on the Belgian beaches, more
AS-MADE Neustonnet plastic monitoring, more
Beached Bird Survey, more
Source datasets:
AS-MADE volunteering actions, more
Distribution of seabirds on the Belgian Continental Shelf, more
Monitoring of marine litter in the OSPAR region: beach surveys, more

AS-MADE: Assessment of Marine Debris on the Belgian Continental Shelf: occurence and effects. - AS-MADE, more

Based on this dataset
Claessens, M. et al. (2013). Assessment of marine debris on the Belgian continental shelf: occurrence and effects "AS-MADE": Final Report. SD/NS/12. Belgian Science Policy Office: Brussels. 79 pp., more
Braarup Cuykens, A. et al. (2011). Sea, beach and birds: plastics everywhere, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 25 February 2011: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 48: pp. 15, more
Braarup Cuykens, A. et al. (2011). Sea, beach and birds: plastics everywhere. Coordination Centre for Integrated Coastal Zone Management/Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)/INBO/Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic Ecology: Oostende. 1 poster pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2012-03-26
Information last updated: 2013-07-30
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