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Oil pollution in 2014
16/04/2015

Sea Pollution in 2014

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Sigrid Maebe

In 2014, a total of 37 marine pollution spills were observed in and around the Belgian marine areas.

Our biologist henri Robert in front of research vessel RV Sonne
07/04/2015

Scientific Trip to Study Potential Impact of Deep Sea Mining

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Reinout Verbeke

One of our biologists, Henri Robert, is on board of the new German research vessel Sonne. Together with 40 other scientists and technicians he will study the potential environmental impacts of the future mining of so-called manganese nodules in the deep sea.

The Ivy Bee (Colletes hederae) on a ivy flower
31/03/2015

Zoom on Bees

post by
Sigrid Maebe

We developed a website and a new booklet for teachers and students on the importance of bees in our environment.

C-Power monitoring - Alain Norro
30/03/2015

Scientific Diving Training Course

post by
Sigrid Maebe

The BELSPO Working Group on scientific diving is organising a training course on scientific diving techniques at Stareso, Corsica from the 13th-25th of September 2015.

The Peregrine Falcon (male) resting on a tower of the Cathedral (© RBINS)
27/03/2015

The Peregrine Falcons Are Back in Brussels

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Sigrid Maebe

This splendid bird of prey is back from the brink of extinction in Europe and North America, and the proof is here in Belguim! Year after year, one couple comes back to the top of the North tower of Brussels' cathedral to breed.

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