Aquaria and Tanks at UGENT
On-site access, Ghent University (Belgium)
Experimental facilities
Description :

Sixteen fully separate 100 L tanks each supplied with a cooling/heating device, aeration, mechanical and biological filter, allow to administer substances and/or pathogenic bacterial agents to the marine organisms housed in these tanks via the food or immersion and study their impact.

Expertise :

Identification of new compounds engendered by the marine environment that could remediate diseases in an aquaculture setting, the assessment of the impact of electric fishing on (non)target organisms, the elucidation of the cause of disease in wild marine fish

Remote sensing and telemetry at RBINS
On-site access, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Belgium)
Technology platforms
Description :

Aircraftfor aerial surveys, e.g. marine mammal surveys

Expertise :

Marine mammal aerial surveys

Aquaria and Tanks at VLIZ
On-site access, Flanders Marine Institute (Belgium)
Experimental facilities
Description :

Access to experimental seawater tanks

Expertise :

Experimental seawater tanks designed for fish pathology experiments.

Remote sensing and telemetry at VLIZ
On-site access, Flanders Marine Institute (Belgium)
Technology platforms
Description :

Access to fish telemetry equipment. GPS tags and antenna for seabird monitoring

Organisms collected in the wild at RBINS
On-site access, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Belgium)
Biological resources
Description :

Access to sample series of non-indigenous invertebrate species and fauna of near- and offshore hard and soft substrate

Climate Controlled Rooms at UGENT
On-site access, Ghent University (Belgium)
Experimental facilities
Description :

Photobioreactor, climate rooms, and temperature and light controlled incubators for experiments focusing on algae

Structural and chemical analysis at RBINS
On-site access, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Belgium)
Technology platforms
Description :

Analysis of contaminants (GC-Triple Quad or the GC-Ion Trap), nutrients, algal pigments (UHPLC and HPLC), explosives (national certification). Environmental analysis with Skalar autoanalyzer (e.g. nitrite, nitrate, ammonia, cyanide, and phenol). Oil fingerprinting (GC-MS)

Organisms collected in the wild at UGENT
On-site access, Ghent University (Belgium)
Biological resources
Description :

Sampling of benthic fauna (nematodes and other species) from the southern bight of the North Sea and Westerscheldt Estuary