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Numbers and vertical distribution of birds detected by the Helchteren radar in a three-day period around 21 February 2021.
11/03/2021

Ten weather radars detect bird migration across the Benelux, and you can watch in real time!

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Kelle Moreau

Every spring and autumn, millions of birds migrate over our country. They do this mainly at high altitudes and at night, which makes the phenomenon largely invisible to us. But not for weather radars!

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Campaign image of #TogetherForBiodiversity
10/03/2021

Save biodiversity, together and now! Every square metre counts!

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Kelle Moreau

The more than 100 partners of the Belgian movement #TogetherForBiodiversity call for and give tips on how to work together for more biodiversity (promo video - Dutch or French

Maxilla and mandible assemblage of a late Neanderthal from Spy cave (c) Patrick Semal
09/03/2021

Neanderthals disappeared from Belgium thousands of years earlier than thought

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Siska Van Parys

Belgian Neanderthal remains, including the world-famous Neanderthals of Spy, are thousands of years older than previously assumed. This is the conclusion of an international research team that re-dated the Belgian Neanderthal remains with a new technique.

The new research vessel Belgica. ©Freire Shipyard
31/01/2021

Ghent becomes godfather city of the new research vessel Belgica

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Kelle Moreau

The city of Ghent will be the godfather city of the new Belgian research vessel Belgica. The ship will be baptised in Ghent in September 2021.

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Cover of the 2020 report of the WinMon.BE consortium.
21/01/2021

Environmental impact of offshore wind farms : results of the world’s biggest operational wind zone

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Kelle Moreau

While Belgium emerged as a world leader in the offshore wind industry, the Belgian scientists that monitor the environmental impact of offshore wind farms have also developed extensive knowledge and expertise.

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