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22 July 2023 

The new high-tech research vessel, RV Belgica, is sailing to the polar regions for the first time to document and study the consequences of climate change in the oceans. Belgian newspaper De Standaard was allowed onboard the ship for a week to take a closer look at our setups and interview Filip Meysman on our most recent findings. 

Met de Belgica naar IJsland: ‘De oceaan is de enige plek op aarde waar je nog echt iets kunt ontdekken’ | De Standaard 


17 July 2023 

After the DEHEAT research campaign with RV Belgica in Iceland, French-language public broadcaster RTBF interviewed PhD student Bui Winter (ULB) and cruise chief scientist Sebastiaan van de Velde on the goal and recent findings of the field campaign.

Le basalte d’Islande peut absorber le C02 dans l’atmosphère, l’incroyable découverte d’une mission belge dans le Grand Nord | RTBF 


6 June 2023 

RV Belgica left the port of Zeebrugge for a two-month scientific adventure to Ireland, Iceland and Greenland, the longest voyage of the ship so far. Days before the departure, scientists were busy making sure to pack all the equipment needed (and some more) for all planned experiments and sampling sessions. Onboard were also researchers from the DEHEAT project. VRT and RTBF news came to take a look during loading day. 

VRT NWS journaal – dinsdag 6 juni 2023 om 19:00 | VRT MAX (check 42:30 – 45:04)
and Belgica II : Cap scientifique vers le Groenland – 06/06/2023 | RTBF 


20 September 2019 

VRT news visited the site experimental site in Ostend. 

Olivijn in zee strooien om CO2 uit de lucht te halen: geen sciencefiction meer, maar op welke schaal kan het en wanneer? | VRT NWS: nieuws 

Coastal Carbon groups all coastal ocean alkalinization projects of the Geobiology research group at the University of Antwerp. We investigate natural processes that drive ocean alkalinity content and explore how ocean alkalinity can be increased to stimulate the ocean’s CO₂ storage capacity. 

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