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Approaching a ship for sulphur emission control. © RBINS/MUMM

Aerial Surveys over the North Sea in 2019

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Kelle Moreau

Framed in the national aerial survey programme, the scientific service MUMM performed a total of 246 flight hours over the North Sea in 2019.

Falcons for Everyone 2020

Observing two couples of Peregrine falcons who installed their nests in Brussels

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Reinout Verbeke

Nature and its lifecycles enter our houses and our day to day lives, during this strange period of confinement …

The new RV Belgica is launched for the first time (© Belgian Navy/Jorn Urbain)

First Launch of the New Research Vessel Belgica

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Kelle Moreau

The future Belgian research vessel Belgica was launched for the first time on 11 February 2020 from the Freire Shipyard in Vigo, Spain. An important milestone following the keel laying, the equivalent of the laying of the foundation stone of a building, just under a year ago.

A minke whale usually doesn't show more than its back (© Mike Baird)

Minke whale in Belgian waters on 10 November 2019

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Kelle Moreau

Big surprise on Sunday 10 November in one of the wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea: maintenance technicians observe a whale and can make a short video before the animal disappears under water. The images are delivered to RBINS: it turns out to be a minke whale.

Extension of the port walls and inland docks of the port of Zeebrugge, and accumulation of sand on the beaches east and west of the port walls (1984 vs 2018) © RBINS/REMSEM

New Method Allows Processing of 4 Decades of Satellite Data

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Kelle Moreau

Over the past four decades, different satellites have been circling Earth whilst collecting numerous data. However, technology evolved during this time, creating the need for a unified processing method.


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