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Ninon during sampling in an offshore wind farm. (© RBINS/N. Mavraki)
20/05/2020

On the food-web ecology of offshore wind farms, the kingdom of suspension feeders

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Kelle Moreau

The rapidly developing offshore wind industry in the North Sea gives rise to concerns on the impact of wind turbines on the marine environment, including effects on ecosystem functioning.

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Integrated map with all utility functions, from the Marine Spatial Plan 2020-2026.
17/05/2020

Something is Moving at Sea: New Marine Spatial Plan 2020-2026

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Kelle Moreau

On 20 March 2020, the new Belgian marine spatial plan (2020-2026) came into force. The plan provides a spatial arrangement, integrating the various utility functions of the Belgian part of the North Sea.

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Belgian waters are characterised by very dense maritime traffic. The image depicts ships anchored in the anchor zone, waiting for access to a nearby port (©RBINS/MUMM).
13/05/2020

Does washing of exhaust gases from ships contribute to acidification of the southern North Sea?

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Kelle Moreau

Sulphur Oxides (SOx) in atmospheric ship emissions resulting from the burning of fuel are known to be harmful to human and ecosystem health.

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Whale skeleton
30/04/2020

3 Million Year Old Skeleton From Port of Antwerp New Puzzle Piece In Whale Evolution

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Reinout Verbeke

Paleontologists have described a new baleen whale species that swam around the North Sea some 3 million years ago. Antwerpibalaena liberatlas is an extinct cousin of the modern right whales.

Approaching a ship for sulphur emission control. © RBINS/MUMM
28/04/2020

Aerial Surveys over the North Sea in 2019

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Kelle Moreau

Framed in the national aerial survey programme, the scientific service MUMM performed a total of 246 flight hours over the North Sea in 2019.

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