Sampling equipment
On-site access, RBINS (Belgium)
Ecosystem access
Description :

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

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, jvanaverbeke@naturalsciences.be
Organisms collected in the wild
On-site access, RBINS (Belgium)
Biological resources
Description :

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

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, jvanaverbeke@naturalsciences.be
In-house catering
On-site access, RBINS (Belgium)
Accommodation & catering
Description :

In-house catering for coffee breaks and lunches

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, jvanaverbeke@naturalsciences.be
In-house lodging
On-site access, RBINS (Belgium)
Accommodation & catering
Description :

Housing/accomodation in appartment in Brussels

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, jvanaverbeke@naturalsciences.be
Coastal research vessels
On-site access, RBINS (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

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, jvanaverbeke@naturalsciences.be
Remote sensing and telemetry
On-site access, RBINS (Belgium)
Technology platforms
Description :

Aircraftfor aerial surveys, e.g. marine mammal surveys

Expertise :

Marine mammal aerial surveys

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, jvanaverbeke@naturalsciences.be
Biobanks
On-site access, RBINS (Belgium)
Biological resources
Description :

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

Expertise :

Focus on harbour porpoise, grey and harbour seal

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, jvanaverbeke@naturalsciences.be
Molecular biology and omics
On-site access, KULeuven (Belgium)
Technology platforms
Description :

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

Contact :
shanna.vanblaere@ugent.be, filip.volckaert@kuleuven.be