Group picture of the European Youth Parliament preparation.

Blue Society Launch in Brussels

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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)

Common Fin Whale in Ghent

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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.

Biologist Henri Robert next to his canoe, ready for the adventure

Paddling to Paris… for the climate!

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Charlotte Degueldre

Our colleague and biologist Henri Robert will go from Brussels to Paris by canoe to the U.N. climate summit (COP21). Coming from all corners of the world, thousands and thousands of participants want to raise their voices for a binding, universal and ambitious agreement.

Block with perinatal specimens of Saurolophus angustirostris (Photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)

Baby Dinosaurs from Mongolia

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Reinout Verbeke

Belgian palaeontologists have described baby dinosaurs with associated shell fragments. The Saurolophus dinosaurs were likely from a nest. The find sheds more light on the earliest stages of development of this giant hadrosaur species with typical crest.

Mr Tommelein prepares for take off.

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

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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.


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