Falcons for Everyone 2016

Two Pairs of Falcons Breeding in Front of The Camera

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Reinout Verbeke

The falcons are back in town! The 12th edition of Falcons for Everyone follows two breeding pairs this year. In the cathedral of Brussels the female laid 5 eggs and in the town hall of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre 4 eggs are waiting.

North Sea Open Science Conference 2016

Invitation North Sea Open Science Conference 2016

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Sigrid Maebe

From 7 to 10 November 2016, OD Nature of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and the Belgian Biodiversity Platform, organise the North Sea Open Science Conference 2016 in Ostend, Belgium. The call for Abstracts for this conference is now open and runs until May 1st 2016.

Bee contributing to pollination.

Pollinators Vital to Our Food Supply Under Threat

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Sigrid Maebe

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) presented its first assessment on Pollinators.

Participants of the SPM workshop at RBINS.

Workshop on Suspended Particulate Matter Concentration

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Sigrid Maebe

On the 24th and 25th of February 2016, a workshop on best practice in generating long-term and large-scale observational data sets of suspended particulate matter concentration was held at the RBINS.

Map of Belgium with geothermal potential (medium to very deep) and the (natural) geothermal wells. (RBINS, Estelle Petitclerc)

Our Geologists Map Geothermal Resources

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Reinout Verbeke

The internal heat of the Earth can be used to heat houses and to generate electricity. Countries such as Italy, Iceland and Turkey use thermal energy for quite some time, and Greece and Germany are experimenting on a large scale. What is Belgium waiting for?


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