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Map of Belgium with geothermal potential (medium to very deep) and the (natural) geothermal wells. (RBINS, Estelle Petitclerc)
26/02/2016

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?

VLIZ Poster Award for Robert Runya
23/02/2016

VLIZ Poster Prize for Work on Satellite Remote Sensing of Lake Victoria.

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Sigrid Maebe

On the VLIZ Marine Scientist Day 2016 student Robert Runya won the poster prize for his work on satellite remote sensing of Lake Victoria. This work is done at the ECODAM-group of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

One of our palaeontologists, Floréal Solé, holding the mandible of the oldest carnivoran mammal of Europe. (Photo: Thierry Smith, RBINS)
19/02/2016

Oldest Carnivoran Mammal of Europe Discovered

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Reinout Verbeke

Researchers of our Institute have described the oldest mammalian predator of Europe. Vassacyon prieuri from Northern France is 57 million years old and is considered the earliest ancestor of modern-day cats and dogs.

Porpoise
19/02/2016

Marine Mammals in Belgium: Report of 2014

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Sigrid Maebe

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences coordinates the research of marine mammals. The report of 2014 has just been released and the 2015 report will follow soon.

Digital elevation models of the wreck sites: A: SS Sansip; B: SS Samvurn; C: SS Neutron; D: SS Nippon (Baeye et al 2016).
15/02/2016

Detection of Shipwrecks in Ocean Colour Satellite Imagery

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Sigrid Maebe

In the publication “Detection of shipwrecks in ocean colour satellite imagery” researchers from Belgium and Northern Ireland explain how satellite images can be used to detect shipwrecks at our coast.

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