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Birds are measured and ringed.
10/12/2015

Follow Migration of 270 Bird Species Online

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Sigrid Maebe

Our Institute's Ringing Scheme (BeBirds) has a new website where you can follow the migration of more than 270 bird species.

Group picture of the European Youth Parliament preparation.
24/11/2015

Blue Society Launch in Brussels

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Sigrid Maebe

On 18 November 2015, European leaders in marine and maritime research, governance and business have met in the European Parliament in Brussels, together with young citizens, to collaborate in building a Blue Society that prioritises a collective and sustainable management of the ocean.

Fin whale on stern of ship (J.Haelters, OD Nature)
10/11/2015

Common Fin Whale in Ghent

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Sigrid Maebe

On November 9th 2015 a whale was found on a ship in the port of Ghent. Marine mammal specialist Jan Haelters of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is responsible for the further scientific research of the whale.

Mr Tommelein prepares for take off.
15/10/2015

Secretary of State for the North Sea Bart Tommelein Flies with us to Evaluate the Flinterstar Situation

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Sigrid Maebe

On Friday the 9th of October, Secretary of State for the North Sea Bart Tommelein flew with us to evaluate the Flinterstar situation at sea. The ship sank after a collision with another ship near Zeebrugge.

Commander Tabureau, Commander Van Tricht, Operational Director RBINS Patrick Roose (picture J.Urbain, mil.be).
18/09/2015

New commander on RV Belgica

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Sigrid Maebe

On Friday the 11th of September 2015, Bernard Tabureau took over the command of the oceanographic research vessel RV Belgica from Luc Van Tricht in Temse.

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