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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.

Belwind
17/08/2015

Public Consultation for Offshore Wind Farm Northwester 2

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Reinout Verbeke

Near the sandbank Blighbank, about 46 km off the Northsea coast, NV Northwester 2 wants to build an offshore wind farm. The firm has introduced a request for the environmental permit for the construction and exploitation of the wind farm at the beginning of July.

Image of the port of Zeebrugge, taken by satellite Sentinel-2A on 6 July 2015. (Photo: ESA)
03/08/2015

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.

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