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Name
Rijkswaterstaat, North Sea Directorate
Native name
Rijkswaterstaat, Directie Noordzee
Address
Lange Kleiweg 34
Zipcode
2288 GK
City
Rijswijk
Country
Netherlands
Phone
+31 - 70 - 33 66 600
Email
unknown
Centre Website
http://www.noordzee.org/over_ons/adressen_en_diensten/regionalediensten/nz/

organisation profile

The North Sea Directorate is part of Rijkswaterstaat. RWS Noordzee strives for a living sea, optimal navigation ways and safety for shipping. RWS Noordzee is responsible for integral management of the water, seabed, and shipping lanes in the Dutch part of the North Sea. 
 
The hydrographical division is responsible for routine monitoring of shipping lanes in the Dutch part of the North Sea and, in relation to marine incidents, surveying of wrecks and lost cargo. Two special survey vessels, ARCA and ZIRFAEA, are equipped with sophisticated sensors and oil spill equipment. 

RWS Noordzee has expertise in the field of dredging and sand & gravel extraction. Moreover, it has a management task as representative of the minister for the North Sea area. It takes care of information exchange and tuning with all user functions of the sea. 

RWS Noordzee has a coordinating role in the IDON (Interdepartmental Meeting platform for the North Sea) which includes many Dutch ministries. 

results in other services

  • Cruise summary report (CSR)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)

edmo metadata

EDMO record id
1603
Collating centre
National Oceanographic Data Committee (NODC)
Latest update
14 February 2011 4:56:25 PM