Biological resources
Biobanks at VLIZ
On-site and/or remote access, Flanders Marine Institute (Belgium)
Description :

Access to environmental DNA biobank

Expertise :

in development

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be, embrc@vliz.be
Ecosystem access
Scientific diving at RBINS
On-site access, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Belgium)
Description :

Certified diving team to access subtidal and intertidal artificial hard substrates - windmill farms of the North Sea Belgian zone. RHIB transport available

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be, jvanaverbeke@naturalsciences.be
Technology platforms
Molecular biology and omics at UHasselt
On-site access, University of Hasselt (Belgium)
Description :

Access to archiving of turbellarians

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be, karen.smeets@uhasselt.be
Biological resources
Culture collections at UGENT
On-site and/or remote access, Ghent University (Belgium)
Description :

Provision of more than 3000 marine bacteria and diatom strains. BCCM-DCG culture collection available at http://bccm.belspo.be/catalogues/lmg-catalogue-search). Provision of cultured nematodes and macroalgae. Various samples (meio- hyper-) from 1997 onwards

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be
Ecosystem access
Submersibles at VLIZ
On-site access, Flanders Marine Institute (Belgium)
Description :

Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) for underwater imaging and sampling

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be, embrc@vliz.be
Technology platforms
Molecular biology and omics at VLIZ
On-site access, Flanders Marine Institute (Belgium)
Description :

Access to environmental DNA laboratory and facilities

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be, embrc@vliz.be
Biological resources
Culture collections at UHasselt
On-site access, University of Hasselt (Belgium)
Description :

Provision of turbellarians

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be, karen.smeets@uhasselt.be
Experimental facilities
Aquaria and Tanks at UGENT
On-site access, Ghent University (Belgium)
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

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be
Technology platforms
Remote sensing and telemetry at RBINS
On-site access, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Belgium)
Description :

Aircraftfor aerial surveys, e.g. marine mammal surveys

Expertise :

Marine mammal aerial surveys

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be, jvanaverbeke@naturalsciences.be
Biological resources
Marine model organisms at UGENT
On-site access, Ghent University (Belgium)
Description :

Rearing of artemia and marine nematodes

Contact :
marleen.roelofs@ugent.be