About the research
The bottom of the North Sea is not only full of sand, but also full of life, such as crabs, starfish, worms, snails, .... But what impact does man, via e.g. sand extraction, have on all that seafloor life? To find out, experts take samples of the seabed in which they visually identify animals. This way, it can take up to 10 hours to analyse one sample. In Laure Van den Bulcke's (ILVO - UGent) opinion, there is a faster, more accurate, and less expensive way. In this video, she explains how.