In-house catering at UHasselt
On-site access, University of Hasselt (Belgium)
Accommodation & catering
Description :

Access to in-house catering facilities

Coastal research vessels at RBINS
On-site access, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Belgium)
Ecosystem access
Description :

Research vessel for access to subtidal sediments and gravel beds of the North Sea Belgian zone. RHIB transport available

Expertise :

Sampling upon request of the North Sea Belgian Zone, either with research vessel or diving team. Habitat types: Littoral Rock and other hard substrates (intertidal) in northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands (natural and artificial hard substrates), Littoral sediment (intertidal) in northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands (sandy beach and tidal flat), Infralittoral Rock and other hard substrata in northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands (natural and artificial hard substrates), Circalittoral rock and other hard substrata in northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands (muddy to coarse sands), Sublittoral sediment in the North Sea (focus on Belgian Part of the North Sea), Sublittoral gravel beds in the North Sea (focus on Belgian Part of the North Sea), Deep-sea bed in the NE Atlantic (focus on NE Atlantic), Pelagic water column in the North Sea and the NE Atlantic (focus on Belgian Part of the North Sea), Ice-associated marine habitats, Coastal dunes and sandy shores, Subtidal artificial hard substrates in the Belgian Part of the North Sea (shipwrecks, windmill farms), Intertidal artificial hard substrates in the Belgian Part of the North Sea (groins, harbour walls), Special: artificial hard substrate garden in the Belgian Part of the North Sea: This is an in-situ experimental platform, spanning the water column, for experimental research with artificial hard substrates

Imaging at UHasselt
On-site access, University of Hasselt (Belgium)
Technology platforms
Description :

Access to imaging facilities

In-house lodging at RBINS
On-site access, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Belgium)
Accommodation & catering
Description :

Housing/accomodation in appartment in Brussels

Sampling equipment at RBINS
On-site access, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Belgium)
Ecosystem access
Description :

Water column sampling with Niskin bottle, plankton nets and hyperbenthic sledge

Imaging at VLIZ
On-site access, Flanders Marine Institute (Belgium)
Technology platforms
Description :

Plankton imaging laboratory and facilities. Flow cytometry and on-board imaging equipment on the R/V Simon Stevin

In-house lodging at UHasselt
On-site access, University of Hasselt (Belgium)
Accommodation & catering
Description :

Access to in-house lodging facilities

Sampling equipment at UGENT
On-site access, Ghent University (Belgium)
Ecosystem access
Description :

Aerosol samplers for fast and efficient sea spray aerosol collection. Aerosol samplers are mobile and can be easily used in the field. The flow rate can be manually adjusted to mimic realistic environmental conditions of aerosol deposition

Molecular biology and omics at KULeuven
On-site access, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Technology platforms
Description :

DNA Barcoding, microsatellite development. Genotyping by microsatellites analysis and sequencing

Biobanks at RBINS
On-site access, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Belgium)
Biological resources
Description :

Collection of marine mammal tissues. More info at http://marinemammals.be

Expertise :

Focus on harbour porpoise, grey and harbour seal