F.R. Kok*, J.Mol
Rijkswaterstaat has a long tradition of monitoring and measuring physical, biological and chemical parameters. This long and short term information is used to define policy measures for the integrated water management of Rijkswaterstaat: dry feet, sufficient clean water and reliable and useful information.
Along the Dutch coast, extensive field campaigns are organized to acquire hydro-, morpho- and ecological data that are needed for the development of system knowledge and fine-tuning of prediction models. Most campaigns are in cooperation with knowledge institutes and universities. By utilising each other's strengths good results are guaranteed. A number of cooperative projects will be presented.
The availability of well-equipped vessels and auxiliary monitoring platforms make it possible to organize and participate in field campaigns. Rijkswaterstaat is investing in people and resources for optimizing the data management of project related data sets. Our objective is to stay a reliable partner in the joint monitoring campaigns. The presentation includes procedures for setting up effective joint campaigns.
Figure 1 Survey Vessel Scheurrak equipped with ADCP, MBES, SBES, ABS, CTD, OBS, LISST and pump systems.