Research projects

GECO Project
01/01/2009 to 31/12/2011

GECO: Geology for an ECOnomic sustainable development

The Belgian Federal Government entrusted the Royal Museum for Central Africa and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences to develop a ‘centre of excellence’ oriented towards a sustainable management of natural resources, especially those from Democratic Republic of Congo.
TRACE: Traceability of heterogenite
01/11/2008 to 31/10/2009

TRACE: TRACeability of hEterogenite

The TRACE project aims to develop tools oriented towards the analytical traceability of heterogenite, a secondary cobalt ore in Democratic Republic of Congo. The project is conducted in common with the research centre GECO and the TASK FORCE MIRECA.
OneGeology-Europe
11/09/2008 to 11/09/2010

OneGeology-Europe

The OneGeology-Europe program consists in uniting geological data and maps all over Europe at the 1:1,000,000 and make it web accessible. Through a multilingual webportal the European geological surveys will provide an interactive geological map of Europe.
01/01/2008 to 01/01/2010

GEOBELPHOT

The Geobelphot (valorisation of the Belgian geological heritage) programme consists of gathering basic documentation on remarkable Belgian geological sites (as slides, pictures, geological descriptions).
01/01/2008 to 01/01/2010

BUG: Brussels Urban Geology

The goal of the programme concerns the possibility of creating a performing computer system (Brussels Urban Geology) that will allow a fast and direct access to 2D and 3D geology of the Brussels subsoil using GIS.
01/01/2008 to 31/12/2009

Geology and tourism in Belgium

The project aims at promoting tourist activities involving earth sciences. It offers descriptions and practical information about a wide range of museums, mines, underground quarries, caves and geosites.
01/01/2007 to 31/12/2014

Archaeosciences applied to sites in the Brussels Capital Region

Archaeozoological, archaeobotanical and anthropological analyses on sites from the Brussels-Capital Region in order to reconstruct the former environment, agricultural practices, human diet and health, and funerary practices.
01/01/2007 to 31/12/2012

Geopark in Vietnam

The contribution of the Geological Survey of Belgium to the preparation of the Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark (Ha Giang province, Vietnam) as member of the Global Network of Geoparks.
King's brain
01/10/2005 to 31/12/2016

General structure an evolution of the brain of ornithopod dinosaurs

The purpose of this project is to describe the endocranial casts (in silicone and virtual) of ornithopod dinosaurs from Europe and Asia, and establish comparisons with other archosaurs.

01/01/2005 to 31/12/2014

Archaeosciences applied to sites in Wallonia

Set up of an expert team in archaeosciences dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of sites in Wallonia.The team members assist the archaeologists in the field and, through their lab analyses, assure the reconstruction of the former environment and subsistence practices.The team collaborates to the preparation of publications and exhibits.

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