SeaWatch-B | Flanders Marine Institute

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research


The beach observation network SeaWatch-B aims at creating a long term measurement network for the beach and the coastal waters. Data will be collected by volunteers who are trained by marine experts.

A group of enthusiastic volunteers are trained by VLIZ experts and are equipped with sampling devices. At a regular basis (seasonally) a range of variables are measured at the beach according to a standardized protocol. Measurements of the coastal water will include temperature and salinity. At the beach, counts can be made of lug worms, common limpet, jellyfish, marine litter as well as human activities. Sampling of fish and crabs by means of a small fishing net is part of the program as well.

The beach observation network is in its start-up phase.

For more information: surf to the website of SeaWatch-B