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VLIZ Poster Award for Robert Runya
23/02/2016

VLIZ Poster Prize for Work on Satellite Remote Sensing of Lake Victoria

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Sigrid Maebe

On the VLIZ Marine Scientist Day 2016 student Robert Runya won the poster prize for his work on satellite remote sensing of Lake Victoria. This work is done at the ECODAM-group of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

Porpoise
19/02/2016

Marine Mammals in Belgium: Report of 2014

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Sigrid Maebe

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences coordinates the research of marine mammals. The report of 2014 has just been released and the 2015 report will follow soon.

Digital elevation models of the wreck sites: A: SS Sansip; B: SS Samvurn; C: SS Neutron; D: SS Nippon (Baeye et al 2016).
15/02/2016

Detection of Shipwrecks in Ocean Colour Satellite Imagery

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Sigrid Maebe

In the publication “Detection of shipwrecks in ocean colour satellite imagery” researchers from Belgium and Northern Ireland explain how satellite images can be used to detect shipwrecks at our coast.

Bewick’s Swans leaving their roost in the Evros Delta, 02/02/2016 (photo Didier Vangeluwe).
05/02/2016

The Incredible Evros Delta

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Sigrid Maebe

5100, 5300, maybe even 6000! That is the number of Bewick’s swans counted the last days by ornithologists working for the Evros Delta National Park. The previous record was set around 4500 individuals seen during the previous winter.

Humpback whales in our waters (picture F.Kerckhof-OD Nature).
29/01/2016

Two Humpback Whales in Our Waters

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Sigrid Maebe

Yesterday evening, 28 January 2016, 2 whales were observed in shallow waters off Ostend, Belgium.

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