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Monday, November 3, 2014
Failed integration hampers US marine planning, while round-­table leadership succeeds in Europe.   Significance: Marine spatial planning requires integration across sectors and between government levels. Vertical integration works in both Belgium and Norway despite different systems but it's not working in the US thereby delaying national marine planning.    Increased use of marine space and multiple impacts are challenging issues for ecosystem­‐based management. Marine spatial planning offers an effective perspective to manage our seas and oceans in a sustainable way... Learn more
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts has awarded prof. Magda Vincx for two outreach projects: Marine Art and the Sustainable Fish Week. 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
​De lekkerste week van het jaar komt er bijna weer aan! Tijdens de Week van de Smaak (van 13 tot 23 november) gaat Belgische vis on tour. En ook Marine@UGent wetenschappers nemen deel aan dit project! Deadline wedstrijd: 20 oktober.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
China National Friendship award for professor Patrick Sorgeloos   Professor Patrick Sorgeloos (Laboratory of Aquaculture and Artemia Reference Center) and professor Jan Cornelis (VUB) received the China National Friendship Award for their long-term cooperation with China.    Professor Sorgeloos gave his first lecture at the former Shandong College of Oceanography (now the Ocean University of China) already in May 1984 in Qingdao, China. Ever since, he and his staff cooperated with several universities in China, with researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and... Learn more
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
European researchers are studying the remains of prehistoric human settlements which are now submerged beneath our coastal seas. A new scientific field has emerged, combining the expertise from many disciplines including archaeology, oceanography and the geosciences: Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research. This rapidly evolving research field is the focus of a new European Marine Board position paper titled ‘Land Beneath the Waves: Submerged Landscapes and Sea-Level Change.’ 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Event for young marine scientists!  Tuesday 28 October 2014, De Sterre, S8   Read more about the programme and register now! 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Mares Conference Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation 17-21 November 2014, Olhão, Portugal www.maresconference.eu   Registration deadline: October 10,  2014!  
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Published paper - evaluating beach nourishment 
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Published paper: Environmental heat stress induces epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of robustness in parthenogenetic Artemia model   The previous conception was that the genotype was responsible for defining phenotypes of an organism. However, recent findings suggest that environmental factors are also contributing to the development of phenotypes. This phenomenon occurs without any alteration in the DNA sequence of an organism. This non-DNA based control of phenotypes, commonly termed as ‘epigenetic’, is caused by modifications at the level of histones and/or... Learn more
Monday, August 11, 2014
Published paper "Marine biological valuation of the shallow Belgian coastal zone: A space-use conflict example within the context of marine spatial planning". 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Study shows that international efforts to cut down emissions of PCBs have been effective to reduce concentrations in open water ecosystems like the BCZ but had little effect in the urbanised and industrialised area of the Scheldt estuary.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Published paper on the haloperoxidase system from the diatom Nitzschia cf pellucida, providing a promising anti-fouling strategy. 
Monday, July 7, 2014
Published paper by the Aquatic Ecology Research Unit  
Friday, June 27, 2014
Cold-water corals are found along the entire north-eastern Atlantic margin. These coral reefs can accumulate into large mounds of up to 250m high. The aim of the MINIMOUND project is to study the initiation, growth and demise of 'small' cold-water coral mounds and identify the role of climatic and hydrocarbon-seepage related processes as well as the anthropogenic impact.    The study region is the Bay of Biscay, and more specifically 3 sites: (1) the Explorer and Dangeard Canyons, (2) the Guilvinec Canyon, and (3) the Upper Ferroi Canyon.  A coupled geophysical,... Learn more
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The EMBC, or  the international MSC in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, thesis event took place from Monday to Thursday 23-26 June 2014. This master programme is offered by a consortium of 7 universities from Belgium (Ghent University), Germany (University of Bremen), Portugal (University of Algarve), France (University of Pierre and Marie Curie), Spain (University of Oviedo), Lithuania (Klaipeda University), and Ireland (Galway Mayo Institute of Technology). Student mobility is an integral part of the programme, so students are obliged to study at different... Learn more
Friday, June 20, 2014
Professor Verstraete (Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology) has been included in the updated list of 'Highly Cited Researchers 2014' which represents some of world’s leading scientific minds.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Dr. Jana Asselman (GhenToxlab) received a Francqui Foundation Fellowship of the Belgian American Educational Foundation for the year 2014-2015. The fellowship is sponsored by the Francqui Foundation and is only awarded after a selection process based on the scientific excellence of the candidate and the research proposal and this year, nine researchers were awarded a Francqui Foundation Fellowship. This fellowship will allow Dr. Asselman to spend a year at Notre Dame University as a postdoctoral fellow (USA) and conduct innovative genomics research at the lab of Prof.... Learn more
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Marine@UGent had launched its first video contest for young marine researchers. Even though the Marine@UGent community found it very difficult to determine a winner, one movie received most votes: "Jumping is not a crime, it's a way of fishing", by Maarten Soetaert. This movie about electric fishing has been found to be very informative. Congratulations, Maarten! 
Thursday, June 5, 2014
June 8th is World Oceans Day, a day recognized by the United Nations to call attention to the coasts, seas and ocean. Together we have the power to protect the oceans!    The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) celebrates World Oceans Day by organizing a Science happening on Friday evening, 6 June. The programme includes talks on weather at sea, seafood and seabird migration. Speakers are: Fritz Buyl, meteorologist Oceanographic Meteorology Station ('Weather at sea'), Eric Stienen, seabird expert Research Institute for Nature and Forest ('Seabirds, heroes of the airspace),... Learn more

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