Organisation | Scheldemonitor

ScheldeMonitor was launched in 2004 as an information system on research and monitoring in the Scheldt estuary. In 2010 data and other Schelt-related products were added to the platform (milestones). The ScheldeMonitor project was commissioned by the Executive Secretariat VNSC.

An important contribution to the data portal is realised with the help of the Working group Research and Monitoring (O&M). ScheldeMonitor supports the Project Group Monitoring and Data Management and the Project Group Evaluation and Reporting through managing measurements from the MONEOS Programme: disclosure of metadata, centralisation and archiving of measurements, facilitation of delivery towards contractors.

 

ORGANISATION

ScheldeMonitor has an advisory panel which evaluates the progress and implementation of the project though 3-monthly meetings and reports. The panel is composed of:

CLIENT:

Executive secretariat VNSC   
Els Van Hecke 

GOVERNMENTS:

Department of Mobility and Public Works, sub-department Maritime Access
Frederik Roose

Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment; Rijkswaterstaat Water, Traffic and Living environment (WVL)
Erik Evers

  

CONTRACTOR:

Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Francisco Hernandez  
Annelies Goffin

 

    VISION

The implementation of ScheldeMonitor has entered a fifth phase in 2014. This phase includes new developments of the data portal, the O&M archive and the disclosure and redistribution of data and data products. The 2014 vision aims for a better support of the Work Group Research and Monitoring (O&M) and more specific the integrated monitoring programme MONEOS and the task forces Monitoring and Data Management and Evaluation and Reporting.

Vision documents:

Deneudt, K.; Mees, J.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2004). De ScheldeMonitor. Visiedocument voor de uitbouw van een informatiesysteem voor Onderzoek en Monitoring van het Schelde-estuarium. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. 16 + bijlagen pp. 
Deneudt, K.; Mees, J.; Hernandez, F.; Vanhoorne, A. (2008). De ScheldeMonitor. Tweede visiedocument voor de uitbouw van een informatiesysteem voor Onderzoek en Monitoring van het Schelde-estuarium. VLIZ: Oostende. 19 + annexes pp. 
Goffin, A.; Deneudt, K.; Hernandez, F.; Mees, J. (2010). De ScheldeMonitor. Derde visiedocument voor het data- en informatiesysteem voor Onderzoek en Monitoring van het Schelde-estuarium. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. 17 + bijlagen pp. 
Goffin, A.; Deneudt, K.; Hernandez, F.; Mees, J. (2014). Het ScheldeMontior dataportaal: Nieuwe ontwikkelingen aan het informatie- en datasysteem. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. 5 + bijlagen pp. 

 

  MILESTONES


Milestones concerning the establishment of ScheldeMonitor:

December 1, 2003:   Start of the ScheldeMonitor project
April 1, 2004:   ScheldeMonitor website online
2004:   Completion of the first phase of the information system realisation
2004:   Start of the second phase of the information system realisation
2007:   Start of the third phase of the information system realisation
2008:   Significant growth of the information system
2009:   Start development data portal
2010:   ScheldeMonitor becomes the portal for Scheldt-related information, data and indicators
2011:   Start fourth phase: data portal is used within the integrated monitoring programme MONEOS
2014:   Start fifth phase: development of new portal interface