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A minke whale usually doesn't show more than its back (© Mike Baird)
13/11/2019

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
14/08/2019

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.

Summer Exhibition 'Kijk, een Walvis (Look, a Whale)'© RBINS/K. Moreau
08/07/2019

Summer Exhibition 'Kijk, een Walvis (Look, a Whale)' in De Haan

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Kelle Moreau

From 1 July to 31 August 2019, the summer exhibition 'Kijk, een walvis (Look, a whale)' will take place in the community centre 't Schelpestik in De Haan (Vosseslag 131, 8420 De Haan).

Artist’s Impression of Belgica II (© Freire Shipyard/Rolls-Royce Marine AS)
25/04/2019

The New Research Vessel Will Honour the Belgian Tradition and Sail the Seas as ‘RV Belgica II’

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Kelle Moreau

On 6 November 2018, the Cabinet of Science Policy launched a competition to determine the name of the new Belgian research vessel.

For litter on the beaches, the situation remains problematic. © RBINS/MUMM
10/04/2019

How Healthy Is Our North Sea?

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Kelle Moreau

The main objective of the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) is to achieve 'good environmental status' in the marine environment of all EU member states by 2020.

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