Oceans Are Rising
The Earth is warming at a rapid pace. Together we can take action!
KU Leuven is participating in collaboration with 30CC in the Oceans Are Rising initiative.
Discover all the red lines on the buildings of KU Leuven and scan the QR code to learn more about the impact of climate change from researchers among different disciplines. We will also pay more attention to the urgency of the climate problem in Antwerp and Bruges, where the impacts of sea level rise will be more prevalent.
These videos by experts in the field explain a myriad of ways in which climate change impacts the natural world.
Associate Professor Raf Aerts
Research includes conservation, restoration and management of biodiversity, ecosystem services and human health.
Professor Filip Volckaert
Part of the Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation unit at KU Leuven.
Dr Julie Verheyen
Research includes the effects of warming temperatures of pesticides.
Focus of research is on vector-borne diseases
Prof. Valerie Trouet
Areas of research include paleoclimate, tree-ring analysis, fire ecology and climate dynamics
Prof. Erik Smolders
Focus of research is on soil and water management and is a professor in the Bioscience Engineering faculty.
Where are the building with red lines in Leuven?
- De Valk (side Tiensestraat)
- Zwartzusterklooster ( side Zwartzustersstraat and Schapenstraat)
- Universiteitshal – University Hall (side Naamsestraat and Zeelstraat)
- Koningscollege (side Naamsestraat and Beriotstraat)
- Van Den Heuvelinstituut (side Dekenstraat and Vesaliusstraat)
- Campus Arenberg (the front of the gymnasium (side stairs) and SRO ‘de Oude Molen’ and ‘De Moete’ side Celestijnenlaan)
- Psychologisch Instituut (side Tiensestraat)