This year the Conference ICYMARE stepped up to a new level, a state-of-the-art that is not only good for connecting early career scientists from all over the world but also good for the planet! We met on the 26th & 27th of August 2020 in a virtual conference. Offering a range of very interesting online … More First virtual ICYMARE 2020
Have you ever done something that you thought was way too hard to manage? That made you ask yourself “Why am I actually doing this?!” I hadn’t, and I can say that for sure, because now I have. The training to become a certified European Scientific Diver (ESD) was one of the toughest and most … More European Scientific Diver
Between August and December 2018 I was allowed to dive into the life of a student at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Diving can be taken quite literal, as the adjacent Red Sea is worthy every second that you can spend in it!! The copious amounts of coral … More 130 days at KAUST in Saudi Arabia
Posponed to 2021!!! Corals are not only to be found in tropical reefs but also in the deep sea and in higher latitudes. They are the foundation for a variety of biological networks, ecosystems and not only beautiful to look at but really important to be conserved! In 2020 the 14th ICRS was planned in … More International Coral Reef Symposium 2021
The Ocean Plastics Lab is an extremely lavish and elaborate – and most amazingly free! – exhibition showcasing what science is doing to understand and combat the problem of plastics in the ocean. IT CONCERNS US ALL! This international travelling exhibition opened its doors daily to the Brussels public on the Esplanade Solidarność 1980, in … More Ocean Plastic Lab Exhibition
Very often old things become modern again, not only in second-hand shops. That is why many initiatives try to make new things from old stuff, also from rubbish. If you follow the ‘Clean Your Beach’ call to pick up waste for 5 minutes per visit on the beach, you may find yourself collecting a lot … More Day 17 – From old to new
Many things are necessary, such as our periods, yet, the cumulative waste every female produces throughout her fertile years is massive. That waste is not necessary: nowadays we have fantastic options to reduce on individually single-use plastic packaged tampons with a little silicon cup. It functions in a similar way, but doesn’t require a plastic … More Day 15 – Plastic-free Girls
A Plastic Ocean is a movie that many of us have seen. Or many of us have seen plastic oceans and that is even better, because it is reality and not just a movie. Only by an increasing awareness of what is happening out there in the sea with our trash, we can communally see … More Day 16 – Educate!