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INRAM concentrations of organochlorines, PAHs, organohalogens and "new" pesticides in the Scheldt estuary, Belgian coastal harbours and Belgian coastal waters [INRAM concentraties van organochlorides, PAKs, organohalogenen en "nieuwe" pesticiden in het Schelde-estuarium, Belgische kustwateren en Belgische kusthavens]
Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models. Belgium. INRAM. Concentrations of organochlorines, PAHs, organohalogens and "new" pesticides in the Scheldt estuary, Belgian coastal harbours and Belgian coastal waters.- SSD - Belgian Science Policy. Available online [accessed on ‘date’]
Contact: Monteyne, Els

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This database contains concentrations of organochlorines, PAHs, organohalogens and "new" pesticides measured in water, sediment < 63 µm and biota. more

Concentrations of organochlorines, PAHs, organohalogens and "new" pesticides were determined for:
  • water, biota and sediment < 63 µm sampled in the Scheldt estuary, Belgian coastal harbours and Belgian coastal waters. Sediment samples were taken with a Van Veen grab, while water was sampled with a Niskin or Go Flo bottle.
  • the pollutant mix absorbed from the water by passive samplers which were deployed at the three coastal harbours, for at least six weeks. Passive samplers are a powerful tool in measuring the concentrations of hydrophobic organic compounds, due to their high affinity for these substances. Hydrophobic contaminants are often difficult to detect using conventional sampling techniques because of their low water solubility. The uptake of organic compounds by the passive samplers is driven by a diffusive process. Back calculation to the water phase is possible using uptake kinetics and equilibrium constants.
  • biota subjected to bioassays conducted in the field or in the laboratory.
  • mussels and oysters encaged at the Sluice dock in Ostend and in the harbour of Zeebrugge

Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries), Environmental quality/pollution
Marine/Coastal, Brackish water, Coastal waters, Pesticides, Quality, Sediment pollution, Water pollution, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast, ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge, ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge Harbour, ANE, Belgium, Nieuwpoort, ANE, Belgium, Nieuwpoort Harbour, ANE, Belgium, Oostende, ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour, ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour, Sluice Dock, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Vlissingen, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Antwerp

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge Stations [Marine Regions]
W01 (at sea, just outside the harbour)
W04 (at sea)
Coordinates: Long: 3,2372; Lat: 51,4492 [WGS84]
ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge Harbour Stations [Marine Regions]
ZB1 (near the marina)
ZB2 (near Vandamme sluice)
ZB3 (near tern island)
ZB4 (near Fluxys)
ANE, Belgium, Nieuwpoort Stations [Marine Regions]
W03 (at sea, just outside the harbour)
Coordinates: Long: 2,712; Lat: 51,1686 [WGS84]
W06 (at sea)
Coordinates: Long: 2,4673; Lat: 51,2883 [WGS84]
ANE, Belgium, Nieuwpoort Harbour Stations [Marine Regions]
NP1 (near fish market)
NP2 (near marina)
NP3 (near fence)
ANE, Belgium, Oostende Stations [Marine Regions]
W02 (at sea, just outside the harbour)
Coordinates: Long: 2,8568; Lat: 51,2241 [WGS84]
W05 (at sea)
Coordinates: Long: 2,8067; Lat: 51,4159 [WGS84]
ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour Stations [Marine Regions]
OO2 (near bridge)
OO3 (near VLIZ)
OO4 (near fence)
ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour, Sluice Dock Stations [Marine Regions]
OO1 (near Sluice dock)
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Vlissingen Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 3,5698; Lat: 51,4165 [WGS84]
Belgium, Zeeschelde, Antwerp Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 4,3917; Lat: 51,2188 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
2007 - 2008
2007 - 2008
June 2007 - October 2007
2009 - 2010
2009 - 2010

Alachlor Methodology , Atrazine Methodology , Chlordane Methodology , Chlorfenvinphos Methodology , Chlorpyrifos Methodology , DDT Methodology , Dibenzofurans Methodology , Dicofol Methodology , Dieldrin Methodology , Dioxines (PCDDs) Methodology , Endosulfan Methodology , Endrin Methodology , Heptachlor Methodology , Hexabromocyclododecane Methodology , Hexachlorobenzene Methodology , Hexachlorobutadiene Methodology , Hexachlorocyclohexane compounds (HCH) Methodology , Methoxychlor Methodology , Pentachlorobenzene Methodology , Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) Methodology , Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) Methodology , Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs) Methodology , Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) Methodology , Simazine Methodology , Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBP-A) Methodology , Toxaphene Methodology , Trifluralin Methodology
Alachlor: GC-MS, LC-MS
Atrazine: GC-MS, LC-MS
Chlordane: GC-MS
Chlorfenvinphos: GC-MS, LC-MS
Chlorpyrifos: GC-MS, LC-MS
Dibenzofurans: GC-MS, GC-ECD
Dicofol: GC-MS, LC-MS
Dieldrin: GC-MS
Dioxines (PCDDs): GC-MS, GC-ECD
Endosulfan: GC-MS, LC-MS
Endrin: GC-MS
Heptachlor: GC-MS
Hexabromocyclododecane: GC-MS, LC-MS
Hexachlorobenzene: GC-MS
Hexachlorobutadiene: GC-MS
Hexachlorocyclohexane compounds (HCH): GC-MS
Methoxychlor: GC-MS, LC-MS
Pentachlorobenzene: GC-MS
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs): GC-MS, LC-MS
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): GC-MS, GC-ECD
Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs): GC-MS, GC-ECD
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): GC-MS, LC-FLU or LC-MS
Simazine: GC-MS, LC-MS
Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBP-A): GC-MS, LC-MS
Toxaphene: GC-MS
Trifluralin: GC-MS, LC-MS

Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moredata owner
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Operationele Directie Natuurlijk Milieu; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium (BMM), moredata ownerdata creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
INRAM integrated project data from Belgian harbours and Belgian coastal area (2007-2010), more

INRAM: Integrated Risk Assessment and Monitoring of micropollutants in the Belgian coastal zone, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-08-06
Information last updated: 2015-06-22
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