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.

Tim Maes

Focus of research is on vector-borne diseases

Prof. Valerie Trouet

Areas of research include paleoclimate, tree-ring analysis, fire ecology and climate dynamics

Hydraulics and Geotechnics KU Leuven Bruges Campus

Explore more of the projects by the Coastal and Geotecnial Engineering department at campus Bruges, including the Hedwige-prosperpolder living lab and their research on resilient coastal protection.

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)