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One of our technicians preparing a foot of the Plateosaurus. (Photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)
21/06/2016

A Plateosaurus in our Dinosaur Gallery in 2017

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Reinout Verbeke

Our Institute has welcomed a new dinosaur: a Plateosaurus. It measures about 6.5 metres in length and has lived 210 million years ago.

Zoom on dredging operations in Markermeer (Figure: RBINS - Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2016).
02/06/2016

Marker Wadden Dredging Operations Observed by Sentinel-2A Satellite

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Sigrid Maebe

In the Netherlands, dredging operations in the lake Markermeer can be seen from space! RBINS scientists process satellite images and validate these images with measurements in the lake.

Addax antelope (Photo: Thomas Rabeil/Sahara Conservation Fund)
26/05/2016

Good News and Bad News from the Sahara

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Sigrid Maebe

The reintroduction of the Scimitar-horned Oryx (Oryx dammah) in Chad is a very positive development for the species.  Unfortunately, in the meantime, regional insecurity and oil industry activities in the Sahara desert have pushed the Addax (

Taking measurements for the archaeo-magnetic survey in the Bruniquel Cave. (Photo: Etienne FABRE - SSAC)
25/05/2016

Constructions in French Cave Indicate Neanderthals Were More Modern than Assumed

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Reinout Verbeke

Scientists have found constructions in a cave in the south west of France that are 176,500 years old. This makes them among the oldest known human constructions. Neanderthals built structures with broken stalagmites and used them as fireplaces.

Our museologists Sophie Boitsios, Katelijn De Kesel and Isabelle Du Four with Dirk Bertels of Studio Louter during the award ceremony. (Photo: Museum and Heritage Awards)
23/05/2016

Gallery of Humankind Awarded Silver at the Museums and Heritage Awards

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Reinout Verbeke

Our Gallery of Humankind became second in the ‘international’ category in this year’s Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence.

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