Our biologist henri Robert in front of research vessel RV Sonne

Scientific Trip to Study Potential Impact of Deep Sea Mining

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Reinout Verbeke

One of our biologists, Henri Robert, is on board of the new German research vessel Sonne. Together with 40 other scientists and technicians he will study the potential environmental impacts of the future mining of so-called manganese nodules in the deep sea.

The Ivy Bee (Colletes hederae) on a ivy flower

Zoom on Bees

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Sigrid Maebe

We developed a website and a new booklet for teachers and students on the importance of bees in our environment.

C-Power monitoring - Alain Norro

Scientific Diving Training Course

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Sigrid Maebe

The BELSPO Working Group on scientific diving is organising a training course on scientific diving techniques at Stareso, Corsica from the 13th-25th of September 2015.

The Peregrine Falcon (male) resting on a tower of the Cathedral (© RBINS)

The Peregrine falcons are back in Brussels

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Sigrid Maebe

Almost exterminated from Europe and North America not long ago, this splendid bird of prey is back. One couple stays true to the Brussels' cathedral, breeding each year on top of the North tower.


Four Decades of Marine Monitoring in Belgium

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Sigrid Maebe

In the Belgian part of the North Sea, modern oceanography started with ‘Projet Mer/Projekt Zee’ in 1970 followed by other research projects, programs and monitoring campaigns, resulting in a large set of valuable historical data.


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