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WALSOORDEN: Alternative dredging strategy Westerschelde
van der Wal D., Herman P., Forster R.M., Ysebaert T., Rossi F., Knaeps E., Plancke Y.M.G., Ides S.J. 2008: Alternative dredging strategy Westerschelde. Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology, Netherlands. Metadata available at

Availability: Restricted
The data are withheld from general circulation and disclosure but access may be obtained on a case-by-case basis through negotiation

This dataset contains the result of ecological monitoring a dredging experiment in the Westerschelde more

An alternative dredging strategy was developed for the Westerschelde estuary (southwest Netherlands): sediment was disposed in very shallow water near the eroding tip of an intertidal flat in order to create a more effective ebb-flood distribution, to reduce dredging efforts in the long-term and to improve the habitat. Sediment characterstics, elevation and macrofauna were monitored both in the subtidal and intertidal zone to assess the ecological consequences of the experiment.

Geology - Geophysics - Sedimentation
Marine, Fresh water, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Elevation, Macrobenthos, Microphytobenthos, Sediments, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Plaat van Walsoorden

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Plaat van Walsoorden [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
8 April 2004 - 17 February 2009

Chlorophyll a, Elevation, Macrobenthos density, Sediment transport

Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee; NIOZ Yerseke, moredata owner

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2009-10-28
Information last updated: 2009-10-28
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