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Biodiversity hotspot in the sea (picture A.Norro RBINS).
16/07/2015

Hotspot for Biodiversity in the North Sea Rediscovered

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Sigrid Maebe

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)
11/07/2015

Secretary of State Tommelein Visits RV Belgica

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Sigrid Maebe

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
07/07/2015

Public Consultation for Sand Extraction at Sea

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Sigrid Maebe

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
07/07/2015

Advice for the RENTEL Wind Farm

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Sigrid Maebe

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.

Logo EMODnet
02/07/2015

European Marine Observation and Data Network: New Video Out Now!

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Sigrid Maebe

We are delighted to present a short video showing why the Blue Society needs improved ocean information and how the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is helpin

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