Welcome to the FLEMISH HYDROGRAPHY website !
When the “Carte Générale des Bancs de Flandres" (General Map of Flemish Banks), the first Belgian nautical chart, was published in 1866, the name of the sandbanks in the Belgian section of the North Sea was included in our key hydrographic and hydrometeorological achievements: the Nautical Charts of the Flemish Banks and the Flemish Banks Monitoring Network. the Flemish Hydrography operates on the Flemish coast, the Belgian Continental Shelf and in the Western Scheldt as far as Antwerpen and Wintam.
Hydrographers’ task is to gather statistics, data and parameters needed to make a description of the sea and Scheldt beds’ structure; the relationship between the seabed, the Scheldt bed and the continent and of the sea and the Scheldt’s dynamics. The Flemish Hydrography is responsible for measuring thestructure, gathering data for navigation and other marineactivities; offshore activities; research; environmental protection and tide, weather and climate forecasts. All the information is published or made available on our website.
The Flemish Hydrography's unique status has given it an international reputation within hydrographic circles, and most importantly the International Hydrographic Organisation.
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