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Image of the port of Zeebrugge, taken by satellite Sentinel-2A on 6 July 2015. (Photo: ESA)

Marine Researchers Welcome Extraordinary Sea Images from New European Satellite

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Reinout Verbeke

The newly launched European satellite Sentinel-2A turns out to be very useful for marine researcher, says bio-engineer Dimitry Van der Zande of our Institute, who presented the first images in Milan.

Biodiversity hotspot in the sea (picture A.Norro RBINS).

Hotspot for Biodiversity in the North Sea Rediscovered

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Belgian biologists have rediscovered a hotspot for underwater life in the North Sea. In the vicinity of a few sandbanks along the Belgian coast, the fauna is flourishing just like it was a hundred years ago.

Secretary of State Tommelein on board of RV Belgica (photo: RBINS)

Secretary of State Tommelein Visits RV Belgica

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The Secretary of State for the North Sea, Bart Tommelein, visited the oceanographic vessel RV Belgica, on the 10th of July 2015. He wanted to see how oceanographic research is conducted during a one day trip.

Multibeam image of a sandbank

Public Consultation for Sand Extraction at Sea

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There are 4 concession prolongation requests for the extraction of sand on the Belgian part of the North sea. On the 20th of May 2015, Mr. Daniël Talpe (on behalf of Satic NV, Rietschoorvelden 20, 2170 Merksem), Mr. Patrick Vercammen (on behalf of Ch.

Sea view

Advice for the RENTEL Wind Farm

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Rentel nv submitted a request on on the 3rd of December, 2014 to change their permit and to ask for authorisation to construct and exploit cables for the Rentel offshore windfarm in the Belgian part of the North Sea. The project includes an export cable from the Rentel park to the coast.


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