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The Monitoring Network is named after a group of irregular sandbanks in the western part of the Flemish coast that create serious problems for navigation in the area. The Flemish Banks Monitoring Network consists of a nautical Monitoring Network, weather forecasting centres on the shore and a computer network in Oostende.

The monitoring network is made up of measuring pillars and wave data buoys, fitted with hydro-meteo sensors. The central Data Centre gathers and processes information and exchanges operational data with international monitoring networks, research institutes, universities etc.

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For more information, please contact kust@vlaanderen.be.

Wave and wind information (pdf, new window): Information to calculate the wave height, from wind direction in ° to the wind rose, from windspeed in m/s to the Beaufort and Douglas.

Hydro meteo atlas (new window): This is external content, referring to a pdf-document, for more information please contact kust@vlaanderen.be.

The website of the Flanders Marine Institute (nieuw venster) sets the data of the Flemisch Banks Monitoring Network available for scientists, with exception of historical data and spectral data.

News

02-07-2012

From now on, the website www.safekiting.be is online. This website gives an indication of the wind speed along the Belgium coastline. It concerns the locations Newpoort, Ostend, Blankenberge and Zeebruges.
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