ALSIC together with Fabricom GTI Suez and Radio Holland (THV Maretechnum) are responsible for the maintenance of Flemish Banks Monitoring Netwerk (Meetnet Vlaamse Banken). This 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 (draught problems). The Flemish Banks Monitoring Network consists of a nautical Monitoring Network, weather forecasting centers on the shore and a computer network in Oostende.
ALSIC has renewed the public website www.meetnetvlaamsebanken.be to improve the visibility of Meetnet Vlaamse Banken. One of the most important features of the website is the possibility to request real-time hydro meteorological and weather data. A map is provided on which all measuring pillars and wave data buoys are shown. The information can also be requested in table and PDF format.
Keywords: Website, Water, Webservices, Hydrometeo