Current projects

  • BENTHOX (FNRS): Understanding coastal hypoxia and its consequences on benthic-pelagic exchanges, diagenesis and ecosystem functioning. (FNRS PDR project, 2015-2019).
  • FaCE-It (Belgian Science Policy): Functional biodiversity in a Changing sedimentary Environment: Implications for biogeochemistry and food webs in a managerial setting (BelSPo BRAIN program, 20015-2019)
  • BS-MFC (EU project): Black sea marine forecasting centre (Copernicus CMEMS project, 2016-2018)
  • GO2NE (international network): Global Oxygen Network (IOC-Unesco)
  • Past projects

  • PERSEUS (EU project): Policy-oriented marine Environmental Research in the Southern EUropean Seas (European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme, 01/2012-12/2015)
  • HYPOX (EU project): In situ monitoring of oxygen depletion in hypoxic ecosystems of coastal and open seas, and land-locked water bodies, (European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme, 2009-2012)
  • SESAME (EU project): Southern European Seas: Assessing and Modelling Ecosystem changes (European Commission’s Sixth Framework Programme, 2006-2011, workpackage leader)
  • SIMPLIC (EU project): Mathematical Modeling of Marine Ecosystems in a sustainable development perspective: model development, parameterization, simplification and coupling with the hydrodynamics (Marie-Curie Reintegration grant, 2004-2005)
  • ARAL – KUM (EU project): Study of the Aral Sea: desertification process (coordinator, European INCO-Copernicus project, 2000-2003).
  • INTAS (EU project): Study of the nitrogen cycling in the oxic / anoxic environment of the Black Sea: data analysis and numerical simulation (EU INTAS program, 01/06/00-31/11/02, coordinator)
  • VENTIL (EU project): Study of the ventilation process of the Black Sea’anoxic waters (European INCO-Copernicus project, 1997-2000).
  • RACE: Rapid Assessment of the Marine Coastal Environment (Actions de recherches concertées, from the French speaking community of Belgium, 2005-2010)
  • FNRS-MIS (FNRS): Understanding the carbon cycle in the coastal zone using an interdisciplinary approach combining in-situ monitoring, mathematical models and advanced statistical analysis of data series in a global change perspective”. (FNRS Mandat d’Impulsion Scientifique, 2005-2008).
  • BENCORE: Belgian Network for the Belgian coastal zone Management.
  • PEACE (Belgian Science Policy): role of PElagic cAlcification and export of CarbonatE production in climate change”, (BelSPo project, 2005-2009).
  • EROS 21 (EU project): Study of the interactions between the Danube river and the north-western shelf of the Black Sea (EU project, 1995-1999).