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Workshop on Suspended Particulate Matter Concentration

Workshop SPM

On the 24th and 25th of February 2016, a workshop on best practice in generating long-term and large-scale observational data sets of suspended particulate matter (SPM) concentration was held at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. About 30 scientists from Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands gathered to discuss on how to collect high quality time-series. The aim is to develop and evaluate indicators to monitor the environmental status of seafloor integrity and hydrographic conditions within EU’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).

The workshop was organised by Michael Fettweis (RBINS, OD Natural Environment) together with Rolf Riethmüller (Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research, Germany) and Romaric Verney (IFREMER, France).