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Pilots Dries Noppe and Pieter Janssens, minister of the North Sea Vincent Van Quickenborne and operator Ward Van Roy (from left to right) after the successful sniffer mission with the Coastguard aircraft OO-MMM. Image : RBINS/MUMM
13/01/2021

Minister of North Sea helps monitor nitrogen emissions from ships at sea

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Kelle Moreau

On Wednesday 13 January 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of North Sea Vincent Van Quickenborne checked to what extent ships in the Belgian part of the North Sea comply with the applicable air pollution standards. To this end, he flew along in the Belgian Coast Guard plane.

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Mussels (Image Pxhere)
16/12/2020

Wind Farms as Suppliers of Energy and Mussels

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Kelle Moreau

The cultivation of mussels in Belgian offshore wind farms is both biologically and technically feasible, according to research carried out by our scientists and their partners within the Edulis project. The economic feasibility depends on solving technical challenges.

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The unfortunate minke whale on the beach of Bredene (Picture RBINS/MUMM_J. Haelters)
15/12/2020

Minke Whale Washed Ashore on the Beach of Bredene

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Kelle Moreau

A young minke whale that was washed ashore on Bredene beach on 11 December turned out to have a very unfortunate history: an empty stomach, intestines full of parasites and an abnormal spine. To make matters worse, two broken mandibles added to the problems.

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Collection of skulls from the medieval Coxyde abbey cemetery. (Photo: RBINS)
01/12/2020

Researchers to Make An Inventory of Human Remains in the Belgian Collections

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Reinout Verbeke

A team of researchers coordinated by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) are carrying out a survey to make an inventory of human remains in Belgian museums, research institutes and private collections, which will include human remains from colonial times.

Fishermen on Lake Tanganyika © Charlotte Huyghe
19/11/2020

East Congolese Fishermen Denounce Lack of Safety on Lake Tanganyika

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Siska Van Parys

Fishermen on Lake Tanganyika in DR Congo experience a lack of safety and demand a more honest enforcement of current regulations regarding overfishing and illegal material.

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