Research projects

01/12/2022 to 01/12/2026

Improving Cooperation for the Convention on Biological Diversity (COOP4CBD)

The Improving Cooperation for the Convention on Biological Diversity (COOP4CBD) project aims to strengthen the science-policy interface by making more effective use of existing expertise and initiatives to facilitate the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, within

A sample of multiple individuals of Darwinula stevensoni from the Belgian population in Zaventem (c) Jeroen Venderickx, RBINS
01/09/2022 to 01/12/2026

Understanding the role of transposons as novel forces in genomic landscapes - UNTANGLE

Jumping genes, also called mobile or transposable elements (TEs), are universal features of all eukaryotic genomes. TEs are considered major evolutionary players and can be linked to fast adaptations and stress responses.

15/12/2021 to 31/10/2025

DE-HEAT - Natural analogues and system-scale modeling of marine enhanced silicate weathering

Facing climate change is a societal challenge, and calls for ambitious, transformative, and collective action. To keep global warming below 2°C, we will need to rely on negative emission technologies (NETs). A promising NET approach is Enhanced Silicate Weathering (ESW).

15/12/2021 to 31/10/2025

CANOE - Climate chANge impacts on carbon cycling and fOod wEbs in Arctic Fjords

Fjords are Aquatic Critical Zones of regional and global importance by supporting highly productive and diverse food webs. Global warming significantly impacts these systems through the accelerated melting of ice.

01/12/2021 to 31/12/2023

Paardenmarkt - Feasibility study for a risk assessment tool for the Paardenmarkt.

The sandbank Paardenmarkt is located in the Belgian part of the North Sea at about 1.5 km off the coast of Knokke. It is one of the many munition dumpsites in the oceans and contains dumped munitions from WWI, including both conventional and chemical weapons.

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01/11/2021 to 30/10/2023

MarineSPOTS - Marine Solar POtential and Technology Study

This project lays a fundamental scientific basis for the roll-out of solar energy installations in the North Sea, with a theoretical potential of a few GW.

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01/01/2021 to 31/12/2030

The Southern Ocean contribution to the UN Ocean Decade

In 2017, the United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (hereafter referred to as the UN Ocean Decade) from 2021 until 2030 to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health.

01/01/2021 to 31/12/2022

MANIFESTS (MANaging risks and Impacts From Evaporating and gaseous Substances To population Safety)

Accidental release of volatile Hazard Noxious Substances (HNS) at sea can lead to the formation of toxic, flammable or even explosive gas clouds potentially hazardous for nearby population and the environment.

Scheme of the connectivity pattern between the ICES management units as predicted by the dispersal model. Arrow thickness represents the strength of the connection: Dashed (1–5%), thin (5–35%), medium (35–80%), and large (> 80%).
22/09/2020 to 21/09/2024

COST-SEA-UNICORN - Unifying Approaches to Marine Connectivity for improved Resource Management for the Seas.

SEA-UNICORN brings together a broad, inter-disciplinary community of scientists, marine stakeholders and policy-makers, from more than 100 organizations spread around the world, in order to advance knowledge and unify concepts and approaches in the emerging field of

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01/09/2020 to 31/08/2029

ReCAP - Regional scale assessment of the land ocean continuum ecosystems vulnerability to anthropogenic pressure.

Coastal oceans are integral parts of the land-ocean aquatic continuum (LOAC). Understanding the structure and functioning of coastal oceans, especially their response to projected global change, thus necessarily entails consideration of the entire continuum at different scales, from streams to the ocean.


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