Fixed stations at the Belgian part of the North Sea are monitored monthly with the RV Simon Stevin.
Artificial reefs in off shore wind farms are monitored by means of a monitoring network.
Buoys at the Sluice dock and the harbor channel of Ostend measure water quality and register meteorological data.
Coastal waters and the beach are monitored regularly on a range of parameters by volunteers.
VLIZ monitors, continuously or on a regular basis, plural parameters at fixed stations at sea, in the coastal waters and along the beach. These long term series of both biotic and abiotic variables contain valuable data that are freely accessible for marine and coastal research in Flanders.