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Wind farm in the Belgian part of the North Sea © Hans Hillewaert
15/06/2020

Offshore Wind Farms And The Marine Ecosystem: 10 Years of Monitoring

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Kelle Moreau

By the end of 2020, 399 offshore wind turbines will have been installed in the Belgian part of the North Sea. During the past decade, scientists have monitored their impact on the marine environment.

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Foam lines at sea (southwest of Den Helder) on 10 May 2020 at 09:50 local time based on a satellite image of Sentinel-2. ©RBINS/REMSEM
08/06/2020

A Warning System For Foam At Sea

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Kelle Moreau

Foam in Scheveningen due to lots of algae and strong northerly wind

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Black skin in a live Black vulture (Coragyps atratus) (Photo: Michaël Nicolaï)
02/06/2020

Underneath The Feathers: Darker Bird Skin Protects Against UV Light

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Reinout Verbeke

Biologists from the University of Ghent discovered that bird skin becomes darker towards the equator. Tanned skin protects birds from harmful UV light. This evolutionary pattern was already know for humans and reptiles.

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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