In order to monitor developments of Ontwikkelingsschets 2010 (OS2010) in the Scheldt estuary, validated data series and reports need to be created. These reports, constructed annually, give a preliminary look at the available data and a basic description thereof. Any interpretations made in these reports are based on simple data analysis, without any indications on the cause-consequence relationships.
Projects in the OntwikkelingsSchets 2010 (OS2010) aim to initiate multiple changes in the Scheldt estuary, and thus improving the accessibility, safety and environmental value of the system. However, it is important that these projects do not cause other (negative) effects as well. Therefore, an integrated monitoring system is mandatory.
Report Western Scheldt 2019
The most recent edition of these reports was published by the end of 2021. The report visualizes available data series from hydrographic, physico-chemical and biological data series from 1996 to 2019 in the Westerschelde.
The report was made by Deltares in commission of Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), and was written by dr. F.M. Kleissen and others. The addition, analysis and processing of data in the report was done by dr. W. Stolte en B. van Rongen. It is the first edition of the report that was generated completely through R and the RMarkdown package. The report is available in both a HTML and PDF format.
Previous reports Western Scheldt
The first edition of the report for the Westerschelde was published in 2011. This report consisted of data from 1996 until 2010. Anually, a new report is published with the addition of new data from the previous year. Today, ten editions of the report for the Westerschelde are available.
The first nine editions are available in PDF formats below.
Reports Sea Scheldt
The Zeeschelde, which is the Belgian part of the Scheldt estuary, has its own editions of the report. The report is made up by data from the MONEOS monitoring campaign. The Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij (VMM) constructs the report with physico-chemical data, while the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) is responsible for the geomorphological and biological data.