Management Unit of the Mathematical Model of the North Sea, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium

Data Center Description
The Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models and the
Scheldt estuary, abbreviated to MUMM, is a department of the
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), a federal
scientific establishment that comes under the Federal Science
Policy (previously known as OSTC).

MUMM adopts a 'triple M' strategy: Modeling, Monitoring and
Management. Modelling: studying the ecosystems of the North Sea
using mathematical modeling techniques, with a view to
understanding how they function and to providing certain
forecasting capabilities.

Monitoring: collecting marine information required to validate
the models and make them operational, along with the various
techniques used to assess the condition of the marine
environment.

Management: representing Belgium in a number of
inter-governmental conventions dealing with the protection of
the marine environment, including the preparation of Belgian
positions to be upheld and the implementation of decisions
taken, under the authority of the Minister responsible for
marine environmental policy.

Website: http://www.mumm.ac.be/

[Summary provided by The Management Unit of the North Sea
Mathematical Models, Department VI of the Royal Belgian
Institute of Natural Science]