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Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models (RBINS-MUMM)
Native name
Unité de Gestion du Modèle Mathématique de la mer du Nord et de l'estuaire de l'Escaut/Beheerseenheid van het Mathematische Model van de Noordzee en het Schelde-estuarium
Changed into
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment

organisation profile

The Management Unit of the North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models (MUMM) was established in 1976. In 1988 MUMM moved its offices to Gulledelle. Until 1997, MUMM was part of the IHE. In 1997, MUMM became a department of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS).

MUMM's main tasks are:

  • The monitoring of temporal and spatial trends in the North Sea environment through surveillance programmes, also including aerial surveillance (CNUE);
  • The management of marine environmental data;
  • The management of the Belgian oceanographic research vessel (RV Belgica);
  • The management of the State environmental protection activities related to the sea, MUMM is responsible for implementing national and international legislation pertaining to the protection of the marine environment e.g. the Oslo and Paris Convention for the prevention of the pollution of the sea, and for coordinating work pertaining to the North Sea Conferences;
  • The study of marine processes, marine resource management and marine pollution, using mathematical models as a tool;

results in other services

  • Data Discovery & Access service - Data Originators (CDI)
  • Cruise summary report (CSR)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)
  • European Cruise programmes (EuroFleets)
  • Ocean going Cruise programmes (POGO)

edmo metadata

EDMO record id
Collating centre
Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Belgian Marine Data Centre (MUMM-BMDC)
Latest update
13 November 2013 1:23:26 PM