its staff members or associated experts, IBES provides services in
a wide set of scientific and applied domains, mainly related to environmental
Expertise is presently available in the following fields for which studies have been performed during the last years.
- Identification and analysis of mechanisms for international scientific collaboration: Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Tunisia - NATO, UNESCO, UN.
- Gas hydrates in marine and lacustrine sediments: effects on their formation / dissociation on the global carbon budget: Black Sea, Lake Baikal (Russia) - European Commission, Belgian Science Policy.
- Effects of global changes on large lacustrine systems: Lake Baikal (Russia), Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan), Lake Tanganyika, Lake Malawi etc.- European Commission, Belgian Science Policy.
- Identification of environmental changes recorded in lacustrine sediments: Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan), Lake Teletskoye (Russia) - European Commission, Belgian Science Policy.
- Studies and audits of the environmental impact of sources of industrial and human pollution on surface waters: Lake Baikal (Russia), Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan), Black Sea, Lake Teletskoye (Russia), Lake Balaton (Hungary), Lake Tanganyika, coastal zones and estuaries of the North Sea, Black Sea, Scheldt and Seine estuaries, mangroves in India, Kenya, Tanzania, partly in collaboration with associated members) - European Commission, Belgian governmental agencies.
- Study of the pollution of underground waters related to industrial pollution: 5 Western Balkan Countries - European Commission.
- Environmental and risk assessment assessment in mining and industrial sites (through its associate Prof. Kostas Komnitsas, see: http://www.mred.tuc.gr/home/komni.html)
- Definition and harmonisation of environmental legislation related to industrial pollution: Western Balkan Countries - European Commission.
- Mapping of radon risk zones in radon prone areas: Belgium, Western Balkan Countries - Belgian federal governmental agency, European Commission.
- Actions for public awareness for radon risk, and implementation of prevention and remediation actions: Belgium - Belgian federal governmental agency.
- Creation of websites and databases - European Commission.