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Windmills Thorntonbank
13/01/2017

New MUMM Website With Information On Activities At Sea

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Sigrid Maebe

Check out the new website of the scientific service Management Unit of the Mathematical Models of the North Sea. In Belgium MUMM is responsible for the follow up of activities at sea.

Foam on the beach: a result of eutrophication. (photo: RBINS)
04/01/2017

Where Does The Foam On The Beach Come From?

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Jonas Van Boxel

Eutrophication, the overdose of nutrients in water, is damaging our seas and rivers. Our Institute, together with The International Scheldt Commission and the Belgian Federal Public Service, organised a workshop for scientists and policymakers to stop this process.

Biodiversity Summit (COP13) in Mexico
22/12/2016

What Has Been Decided at the Biodiversity Summit (COP13) in Mexico?

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Communication

More than 160 countries committed themselves at the 13th biodiversity summit in Mexico. What are the most important milestones?

The stranded sunfish in a bassin in Sea Life Blankenberge. (photo: Jan Haelters - RBINS)
09/12/2016

Ocean Sunfish Stranded On the Belgian Coast

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Jonas Van Boxel

A young ocean sunfish (Mola mola) has stranded on the beach of De Haan. The animal was alive and has been taken to the Sea Life Blankenberge, but the chances of survival are slim.

Maurice Leponce (RBINS) in the "Canopy Bubble". With a 2 km rope, he can travel between the most remarkable trees. (photo: Maurice Leponce)
22/11/2016

Watch Our Flying Biologist in Papua New Guinea

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Jonas Van Boxel

Entomologist Maurice Leponce studies ant colonies in the canopy of the Papua New Guinean rainforest with special hot air balloons. Watch him on YouTube!

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