Research projects

15/04/2017 to 14/04/2021

ORCA - A comparative analysis of organic and conventional agriculture's impact on aquatic biodiversity

There is an ongoing debate on the choice of agricultural practices in terms of their impact on food security, ecosystem functioning and biodiversity. The impact of organic farming is expected to differ from that of conventional farming and is promoted under the current EU Common Agricultural Policy.

01/01/2017 to 31/12/2019


The project addresses the evaluation of the economic value of ecosystem services (ES) in UNESCO-MAB sites from a regional perspective (Africa) and focuses on sites from 4 countries: Benin, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda. The expected results will contribute to the transition to green economy in Africa.

01/12/2016 to 30/11/2020

Sustainable fisheries in Lake Tanganyika

Towards sustainable fisheries in Lake Tanganyika: integration of genetics, environmental data and stakeholder involvement. This project is a VLADOC scholarship, funded by VLIR-UOS, with a total budget of 145,000 €. 

01/01/2016 to 31/12/2017

International networking of federal scientific institutions

This project was selected by Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO) in the context of strengthening the international networks of the Federal Scientific Establishments (ESFs), RBINS included. The global management was ensured by Dr Muhashy Habiyaremye (CEBioS).

01/12/2015 to 31/03/2018

SAFRED: Saving Freshwater Biodiversity Research Data

SAFRED is a Belspo funded BRAIN project in which KULeuven, UGent, ULg, INBO, UNamur, BBPf, BOKU and RBINS collaborate to publish Belgian freshwater biodiversity data.

01/09/2015 to 31/08/2018

AMAZONFISH: Amazonian Freshwater Fish Biodiversity

AMAZON FISH aims to build a high quality freshwater fish biodiversity database covering the entire Amazon drainage basin. This is done by mobilizing and integrating information available in scientific literature.

01/06/2015 to 30/11/2018


Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU policies (AQUACROSS) aims to support EU efforts to protect aquatic biodiversity and ensure the provision of aquatic ecosystem services.

01/04/2015 to 31/03/2018

ODIP 2: Ocean Data Interoperability Platform

The Ocean Data Interoperability Platform (ODIP) contributes to the removal of barriers hindering the effective sharing of data across scientific domains and international boundaries. ODIP includes all the major organisations engaged in ocean data management in EU, US, and Australia.

01/03/2015 to 31/12/2020


EU-PolarNet aims to improve co-ordination between EU member polar research institutions building on existing networks to create a resource orientated infrastructure access and usage plan. This plan would allow for the co-ordination of data and infrastructure between all the partner organisations.

01/01/2015 to 31/12/2017

TurbiNet (BELSPO, 2015-2017)

TURBINET is a network to establish long-term collaboration and data-sharing by establishing harmonized measurement protocols and data quality for ocean colour satellite data validation activities.


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