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State Secretary for Science Policy Thomas Dermine receives a safety briefing before joining a flight over the North Sea. (Image: RBINS/MUMM)

30 years of Belgian North Sea aerial surveillance

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Kelle Moreau

Although the Belgian part of the North Sea only represents 0.5 % of the North Sea surface, it is situated in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world and combines a large number of human activities on a limited space.

Eye of a rhinoceros (picture: Fritha Langerman)

FREIGHTED: 500 years of rhinoceros collection and display

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Charlotte Degueldre

In this travelling installation, South African artist Fritha Langerman, from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, draws attention to the crisis of extinction of animal species, particularly the rhinoceros.

State Secretary Thomas Dermine hands over the keys of the Climate Centre to Scientific Director Valerie Trouet and Operational Director Ella Jamsin.

Inauguration of the Belgian Climate Centre

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Kelle Moreau

On 29 November 2022, State Secretary for Science Policy Thomas Dermine, Scientific Director Valérie Trouet and Operational Director Ella Jamsin officially opened the Climate Centre at the "Space Pole" in Uccle.

Poster Museum Night Fever

Museum Night Fever at the Museum of Natural Sciences

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Alexandra Badila

An evening in full swing at the Museum of Natural Sciences! 

Step back millions of years in the Gallery of Evolution or stroll through Europe’s largest dinosaur gallery.

Princess Elisabeth baptises the RV Belgica. (Image: RBINS/Thierry Hubin)

RV Belgica baptised by HRH Princess Elisabeth in Ghent

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Kelle Moreau

On Saturday 25 June 2022, the new Belgian oceanographic research vessel RV Belgica was baptised. The official ceremony took place at the Rigakaai (North Sea Port) in the godfather city of Ghent, where the RV Belgica was moored for a few days for this occasion.


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