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Maxilla and mandible assemblage of a late Neanderthal from Spy cave (c) Patrick Semal
09/03/2021

Neanderthals disappeared from Belgium thousands of years earlier than thought

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Siska Van Parys

Belgian Neanderthal remains, including the world-famous Neanderthals of Spy, are thousands of years older than previously assumed. This is the conclusion of an international research team that re-dated the Belgian Neanderthal remains with a new technique.

The new research vessel Belgica. ©Freire Shipyard
31/01/2021

Ghent becomes godfather city of the new research vessel Belgica

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Kelle Moreau

The city of Ghent will be the godfather city of the new Belgian research vessel Belgica. The ship will be baptised in Ghent in September 2021.

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Cover of the 2020 report of the WinMon.BE consortium.
21/01/2021

Environmental impact of offshore wind farms : results of the world’s biggest operational wind zone

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Kelle Moreau

While Belgium emerged as a world leader in the offshore wind industry, the Belgian scientists that monitor the environmental impact of offshore wind farms have also developed extensive knowledge and expertise.

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Pilots Dries Noppe and Pieter Janssens, minister of the North Sea Vincent Van Quickenborne and operator Ward Van Roy (from left to right) after the successful sniffer mission with the Coastguard aircraft OO-MMM. Image : RBINS/MUMM
13/01/2021

Minister of North Sea helps monitor nitrogen emissions from ships at sea

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Kelle Moreau

On Wednesday 13 January 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of North Sea Vincent Van Quickenborne checked to what extent ships in the Belgian part of the North Sea comply with the applicable air pollution standards. To this end, he flew along in the Belgian Coast Guard plane.

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Mussels (Image Pxhere)
16/12/2020

Wind Farms as Suppliers of Energy and Mussels

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Kelle Moreau

The cultivation of mussels in Belgian offshore wind farms is both biologically and technically feasible, according to research carried out by our scientists and their partners within the Edulis project. The economic feasibility depends on solving technical challenges.

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