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Historical marine researchers

The first Belgian marine scientific studies surfaced during the 16th, 17th and 18th century, but it was only in the 19th and early 20th century that the sea sciences became an essential component of academic life in Belgium. The following informative fact sheets document the life and work of the pioneers who developed the Belgian marine research field and thus played a crucial part in the further evolution of the sea sciences in this country.