Physics & Chemistry
The physical and chemical status of the Scheldt estuary are studied intensively in Flanders and the Netherlands. These conditions are closely related to external influences such as climate change, pollution and the ecological functioning of the Scheldt estuary. The monitoring of the physical-chemical system includes sampling of the surface water, the water column and the bottom. Standard physical parameters such as temperature and salinity are measured, but also water and water bottom quality, light climate and concentrations of substances that can display pollution are measured. Physical & chemical parameters are also collected within many research projects.