Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Rue Vautier 29, Bruxelles, PO: 1000 (Belgium)
Earth, Ocean, Marine, Freshwater, and Atmosphere Data Centres
Environmental Management Infrastructures
Earth Observation satellites
Natural History Collections
Reference material repositories
Research Data Service Facilities
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Geological Survey of Belgium.
The molecular systematic facility provides a dynamic working environment for researchers who aim at applying various DNA markers for molecular systematic research.
Consists in: the Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Model (MUMM); RBINS/DGD program on Biodiversity and capacity building for development; National Focal Point to the Convention on BioDiversity CBD; Belgian Biodiversity Platform; biological evaluation; freshwater biology.
RBINS scientific library is one of the biggest documentary resources of Natural History in Belgium. It offers 695,368 volumes.
RBINS houses an exceptionally rich zoological collection with a total of 37,000,000 specimens with around 100,000 primary types.
Micropalaeontology and Palaeobotany; Invertebrate Palaeontology, Vertebrate Palaeontology, Anthropology and Prehistory, General Geology and Mineralogy, Applied geology and geo-information.
A suite of equipment is available for scanning collections objects.The data and references are recorded in a common management tool developed by the RBINS ICT service.
The Molecular Systematic Facility provides a dynamic working environment for researchers who aim at applying various DNA markers for molecular systematic research. Practical training in DNA analysis is provided within the context of collaborative research projects. It is equipped with an ABI 3130 capillary sequencer. This infrastructure allows for a wide variety of DNA marker analyses, though most applications involve nucleotide sequencing and microsatellite genotyping.