Next-generation biodiversity assessment and environmental monitoring of benthic communities using high-throughput DNA metabarcoding Ghent University
To effectively and comprehensively characterise marine benthic communities in north Norwegian waters using high-throughput DNA metabarcoding
1. To develop holistic and effective methods for DNA metabarcoding of benthic communities based on PCR-free high-throughput sequencing
2. To analyse benthic diversity in unprecedented detail along a natural diversity gradient in a north Norwegian ...
Development of the concept, technologies and services of Atlas Information System Next Generation for monitoring the parameters of the environmental situations in the regions and cities of Europe and Russia Ghent University
The main objective of the project is to develop an Information and Analytical System (IAS), which will integrate the spatial data infrastructure (gathering different kinds of spatial data available on the open data and social media platforms, news media, etc.). The retrieval of these publicly available data will be automatized. The available data will then further be analyzed taking into account the regional diversity of the data sources in ...
Environmental magnetism for air pollution monitoring in Flanders Ghent University
This proposal aims to investigate the application potential of environmental magnetism for air
pollution monitoring in Flanders (BE). While soils accumulate atmospheric particles over long
timespans, vegetation only captures particles within a growing season. Together they respectively
represent sub-recent and recent impact of air pollution.
First, a standardized protocol will be developed to accurately record the magnetic ...
Transition from INTEGO-MHC as a database to a monitoring instrument for the surveillance of health effects related to environmental exposure in our living environment KU Leuven
The aim is to gain insight into the impact of environmental factors on the health of the inhabitants in Flanders. We look at our living environment from a health perspective (ie based on health data, or the clinical picture of the Fleming as registered by the GP). This will allow on the one hand to steer (preventive) health policy, and on the other hand to support other policy areas with a health focus (Health in all Policies). In fact, we ...
Effects of air quality in theaccommodations of ships on human health: monitoring environmental parameters,risk analysis and recommendations Antwerp Maritime Academy
An important difference between shipping and other forms of freight transport is that sailing personnel live for longer periods on their ship. As a result, these people might also be exposed to air pollution sources such as exhaust gases, cargo vapours or pollution originating from harbours during their free time. For example, for inland shipping it is common that children sail along during holidays. Unfortunately, we have insufficient ...
City Environmental Footprint - Development of a new methodology to calculate the environmental impact of cities KU Leuven
Cities are complex entities which are constantly evolving, they are responsible for the largest share of most environmental impacts, but provide also major opportunities for improvement (EC 2011).
Although holistic methodologies to evaluate the environmental footprint of cities are necessary, these are still lacking at the urban scale level. Indeed, few metrics already exist to evaluate and improve the sustainability of cities. One ...
Molecular biomonitoring for exposure to neurotoxic environmental pollutants. University of Antwerp
Biomonitoring Environmental Perception (BEP) Ghent University
Knowledge of the way people perceive their environment is important from the perspectives of the person and of the environment. Assessing inter-personal differences could lead to better diagnosis of neurological or neurosensory disorders and more effective treatment. The environment can be improved for information delivery, restoration, learning, etc. Advanced biomonitoring equipment will allow to more efficiently gather this knowledge.
Silicon-photonics-based laser spectroscopy platform: towards a paradigm shift inenvironmental monitoring and health care Ghent University
In this project the principal investigator (PI) and his team will bring together the field of silicon nanophotonics with the field of laser spectroscopy. The key question being addressed is: how can the powerful concepts of high-index-contrast nanophotonics be combined with the extreme accuracy of silicon technology and with the performance of hybrid silicon/III -V integration in order to create system -on -chip functionalities for advanced ...