Phytoplankton monitoring in the Belgian coastal zone in the frame of the EU Water Framework Directive.

16 November 2009 → 16 November 2010
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other biological sciences
    • Other natural sciences
Phaeocystis ecological status belgian coastal waters
Project description

This program concerns the implementation of the phytoplankton monitoring of Belgian coastal waters in the context of the EU Water Framework Directive. It concerns more specifically monitoring activities of environmental parameters, the plague algae Phaeocystis and phytoplankton taxa cell counts. The methods for determining an ecological status are discussed in an intercalibration exercise with the other EU member states.