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Cover of the 2020 report of the WinMon.BE consortium.
21/01/2021

Environmental impact of offshore wind farms : results of the world’s biggest operational wind zone

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Kelle Moreau

While Belgium emerged as a world leader in the offshore wind industry, the Belgian scientists that monitor the environmental impact of offshore wind farms have also developed extensive knowledge and expertise.

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Scientific News
Pilots Dries Noppe and Pieter Janssens, minister of the North Sea Vincent Van Quickenborne and operator Ward Van Roy (from left to right) after the successful sniffer mission with the Coastguard aircraft OO-MMM. Image : RBINS/MUMM
13/01/2021

Minister of North Sea helps monitor nitrogen emissions from ships at sea

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Kelle Moreau

On Wednesday 13 January 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of North Sea Vincent Van Quickenborne checked to what extent ships in the Belgian part of the North Sea comply with the applicable air pollution standards. To this end, he flew along in the Belgian Coast Guard plane.

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Scientific News
Video series about Arkhane, the new Jurassic predator, on display in our Gallery of Evolution.
06/01/2021

Video Series About Jurassic Top Predator Arkhane

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Reinout Verbeke

Jurassic super predator Arkhane still is the special guest in our Museum. Who is he or she? And what makes him/her so special? Is it really a new species?

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Exhibitions, Videos
Mussels (Image Pxhere)
16/12/2020

Wind Farms as Suppliers of Energy and Mussels

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Kelle Moreau

The cultivation of mussels in Belgian offshore wind farms is both biologically and technically feasible, according to research carried out by our scientists and their partners within the Edulis project. The economic feasibility depends on solving technical challenges.

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Scientific News
The unfortunate minke whale on the beach of Bredene (Picture RBINS/MUMM_J. Haelters)
15/12/2020

Minke Whale Washed Ashore on the Beach of Bredene

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Kelle Moreau

A young minke whale that was washed ashore on Bredene beach on 11 December turned out to have a very unfortunate history: an empty stomach, intestines full of parasites and an abnormal spine. To make matters worse, two broken mandibles added to the problems.

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Scientific News

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