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Historical Kenyan-Belgian research datasets [1873-1999]

Belgium and Kenya have a long tradition of collaboration in marine sciences. In 2012 the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Institute (KMFRI) and the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) renewed this collaboration with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). A first step already started under the umbrella of LifeWatch with the recovery of biotic datasets resulting from joint Belgian-Kenyan marine research activities. This data collection combines all biotic data recovered from theses and reports resulting in the Eastern African region conducted between 1873 and 1999.


Knockaert C.; Tyberghein L.; Goffin A.; Vanhaecke D.; Ong'anda H.; Wakwabi E.O.; Mees J.; Flanders Marine Institute: Belgium; Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute: Kenya; (2018): Historical Kenyan-Belgian research datasets (1873-1999). VLIZ.

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Kenya-Belgium Project (KBP) in Marine Sciences
African Register of Marine Species (AfReMaS)
African Ocean Biogeographic Information System (AfrOBIS)