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1 BRAIN-be Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks

2 4 Decades of Belgian Marine Monitoring: Uplifting historical data to today’s needs
BRAIN-be Axis 3 – Cultural, historical and scientific heritage Federal heritage resulting from marine scientific expeditions Paper, excell-files, cruise reports,.. Scattered availability Kick-off 4DEMON , RBINS, 13 March 2014

3 4DEMON Aim: Digitize, integrate and disseminate
Projet Mer/Projekt Zee ( ) Aim: Digitize, integrate and disseminate Quality control and intercalibration Interdisciplinary valorisation Systematic sampling cruises resumed in the seventies with the “Projet Mer/Projekt Zee” (aka “Project Sea”, PMPZ, 1970–1976). The “Project Sea” is the first phase (1970–1976) of the North Sea Research Programme funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office. It brought together over 200 scientists from different disciplines with the aim to develop a coastal sea management model. The corresponding dataset gives a broad overview of the status of the Belgian marine waters at that time. PMPZ was followed by the second phase of the North Sea Research Programme, i.e. the Concerted Research Actions “Oceanology” (CRA, 1977–1982), which provided us with a deeper and complementary insight into some specific aspects of the Belgian coastal and estuarine ecosystem. Kick-off 4DEMON , RBINS, 13 March 2014

4 Partners

5 RBINS, OD Nature Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Operational Directorate Natural Environment former MUMM + former scientific groups Freshwater Biology and Biological Evaluation, and the National Focal Point Biodiversity Kick-off 4DEMON , RBINS, 13 March 2014

6 RBINS, OD Nature Belgian Marine Data Centre ODIP Eurofleets SeaDataNet
ICES Monitoring: OSPAR WFD MSFD human activities IODE NODC SeaDataNet GeoSeas ODIP Repository IDOD National and international research projects Eurofleets The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, of which MUMM has been a department since 1997, has changed its internal structure significantly. Different Operational Directorates have been established. One of these, the Operational Directorate Natural Environment, covers the researchers of MUMM, but also those of the former scientific groups Freshwater Biology, Biological Evaluation, and the National Focal Point Biodiversity. In our Directorate, a new scientific service "MUMM" has been established, to continue the legal obligations of the former MUMM. Involved in EU R&D projects (SeaDataNet, Geo-Seas, Eurofleets, ODIP, ...) and in the set up of the EMODNET infrastructure EMODNET Web interface Kick-off 4DEMON , RBINS, 13 March 2014

7 RBINS, OD Nature Belgian Marine Data Centre Serge Scory
Karien De Cauwer Ruth Lagring Francis Strobbe Yvan Stojanov Myriam Nemry Mia Devolder Kick-off 4DEMON , RBINS, 13 March 2014

8 RBINS, OD Nature REMSEM Remote Sensing & Ecosystem modeling
Xavier Desmit Dimitry Van der Zande Kick-off 4DEMON , RBINS, 13 March 2014

9 Protistologie & Aquatische Ecologie
Prof. Dr. Wim Vyverman Prof. Dr. Koen Sabbe Dr. Dr. Elie Verleyen Dr. Pieter Vanormelingen Dr. Marie Huysman Dr. Karolien Deprez Céline Allewaert Lander Blommaert Claas Steigüber Dagmar Obbels Evelyn Buyze Evelien Van De Vyver Jolien Fret Junzhuo Liu Maxime Sweetlove Michiel Matthijs Sara Moeys Wim Van Nieuwen huyze An-Sofie D’Hondt Anja Nohe Willem Stock Sofie D’Hondt, Tine Verstraeten, Ilse Daveloose, Olga Chepurnova, Renaat Dasseville (lab assistents) Anja Hondekyn (secretary)

10 Protistologie & Aquatische Ecologie
Established 1996 Research themes Biology & evolution unicellular eukaryotes (protists) Short- and longterm dynamics of freshwater and marine ecosystems Microalgal biotechnology e.g. biotic interactions in microbial food webs (e.g. microalgae-bacteria, grazing), dynamics of estuarine and marine microplankton and microphytobenthos communities, diversity ecosystem function relationships, role of dispersal and local adaptation for spatial and temporal dynamics microlagal populations, diatom cell and life cycles

11 Protistologie & Aquatische Ecologie
Persons involved in 4DEMON PhD student Anja Nohe [April 1st onwards, VLIZ (1/2 yr) & PAE (31/2 yrs)] Koen Sabbe

12 Chemical Oceanography Unit of the University of Liège
Number of permanent researchers 2 Number of Ph-D thesis defended 6 Number of Ph-D students 5 Number of post-doctoral researchers 3 Number of technicians and/or logisticians Research topics : Aquatic biogeochemistry with strong focus on greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O) and other climate gases (DMS) Full range of aquatic systems : rivers and lakes Estuaries Continental shelves Open ocean Antarctic and Arctic seaice Kick-off 4DEMON , RBINS, 13 March 2014

13 Chemical Oceanography Unit of the University of Liège
As been involved in ocean acidification : Frankignoulle and Gattuso papers the 1990’s papers highlighted the negative effects of ocean acification on coral reef calcification Delille et al. (2005) paper reports one of the first large scale multidisciplinary mesocom experiments looking into ocean acidification effects on pelagic comunities Borges & Gypens (2010) paper highlights for the first time specific evolution of ocean acidification in coastal environments Kick-off 4DEMON , RBINS, 13 March 2014


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