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Beginning of March ’17, Ben Beeckmans organized an excursion of 4 days to the Lake Natron Area for students of the Nelson Mandela Institution.
The aim was to study the many volcanic and geologic features the area has to offer. Information was given about general volcanism and volcanic risk assessment.
The participants were:
Joyce Elisadiki, Agatha Wagutu, Isack Kandola, Talam Kibona Enock, Mahamed Haji, Edikafubeni Makoba, Chacha Nyamboga and Pascal Christogon
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From left to right on the picture: Chacha ...

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A new collaboration for 2018 between the seismology section of the Goethe University of Frankfurt (Germany) and the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (Arusha, Tanzania) will take us next year to the Ol’Doynio Lengai area, where the seismicity of the area will be recorded. We all remember that 10 years ago Ol’Doynio Lengai had its last eruption and we are interested to study the seismicity in the area.
Ben Beeckmans and two young ...

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“At the end of January 2017, I was asked to give a conference about volcanoes on my home island , Ibiza, Spain, organized by one of the local newspapers, the Diario de Ibiza. Actually I liked the idea to talk about my specialty to a public which is definitely not affected by anything related to volcanism, but I believe those interested in the topic got an idea why I travel around the world and what ...

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On June 15, 2016, Ben Beeckmans was invited by the Kilimanjaro Mountain Club to talk about volcanic risk and volcanic assessment.
The event was organized by the Club’s secretary, Mr. Aat Vander Welt.
Dr. Beeckmans is a member of the club, and participates scientifically with the other  members informing about the Northern Tanzanian volcanoes and their potential risks.
 
 

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During the month of June 2016, Dr. Ben Beeckmans has been lecturing  about global assessment of volcanic hazard and risk, at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology.
The students received information which can help be helpful for them in the future when, as everybody hopes, Mt. Meru will be adequately monitored.
Important themes in this course were the volcanic hazards and monitoring,  the assessment of the risks and what it represents for the affected ...

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Like all the major rift valley lakes of the eastern arm of the Rift Valley, lake Manyara is the remnant of a much larger lake, which goes
back in time to more or less 1.3 Ma.
The eastern extension of the lakes stretches as far as the village of Makuyuni, where many terrace deposits can be distinguished.They have been
studied by several scientists in the past, and Makuyni is the ideal place to have a look at them. ...

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The Serengeti fire network is a Leverhulme Trust funded research network of scientists from the UK, South Africa, USA and Tanzania examining the impact of fire in savannah ecosystems. Several members have spent the last week at Ecoscience Tanzania preparing analyses for presentation at the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute’s biennial conference. Taking advantage of the lack of distraction and space for thought, we’ve been extremely productive uncovering the role of pyrodiversity in shaping African ecology. ...

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During the month of October 2015, the Ecoscience director, Ben Beeckmans, has been lecturing again at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology. The topics this time were physical volcanology, the East African Rift System and the influence of volcanic activity on our world’s climate.
Soon, the Institution will start a School of Earth Sciences, and volcanology will definitely be on the menu. Several students were happy to be able to follow these  lectures, ...

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From June 4 to 8, 2015, at Ecoscience, 30 students from several US universities attended the  THE EAST AFRICA FIELD SCHOOL, organized by the James Madison University(USA) and  directed by Dr. Jennifer Coffman.
The names of the participants as well as their study plan are announced below(plus pictures of students at work).
We hope they enjoyed studying at Ecoscience and at the same time we hope this will be the beginning of a continuous collaboration.
Our science center was ...

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On March 28 and 29(2015), the Kilimanjaro Mountain Club organized a trip to the dormant Essimingor volcano , led by our friend Aat Vander Welt and his wife Gaby.
Dr. Ben Beeckmans and his wife Nadine, members of the club, participated and added their scientific knowledge to the trip. Ben has a vested interest in the volcano and a trip like this is an excellent component for his investigation. Members received the usual info about the ...

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15/3/2015
Prof. Paul Coppo, a french medical doctor(#) has a passion for african beetles for the last 15 years. His interests go particularly to the east-african species, which are still not known that well. 1500 of them exist, not all have been studied and some have to be discovered yet.
Dr. Coppo studies these beetles,  which live in elephant dung. Actually the diversity of beetles, like the Heliocopis Dilloni in the picture, reflects the quality of the ...

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Dr.Ben Beeckmans was invited to give lectures on volcanology at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology.
The course was meant to help some students in acquiring knowledge of volcanic features in Tanzania. The week from March 9 to 15 was reserved for the course.
The Nelson Mandela Institute plans to start a school of earth sciences, and these lectures are meant as a first step in the right direction. Earth sciences covers a broad ...

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This year our friend Adrien Joveneau of the belgian TV (RTBF) hosted a series of events at “Exploration du Monde”. His program “Les Belges du Bout du Monde” is in  its 30th year, and on February 27, 2015, he invited our director, Dr.Ben Beeckmans, as guest star for his program which was set for a nearly full auditorium at the prestigious “Palais des Beaux Arts” in Brussels.
For Ben and his wife Nadine it was a ...

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Annexed are the results of a field excursion of a biodiversity class in the Ecoscience area, by masters’ students of Life Sciences and Engineering, of  the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology.Date: March 15-16,2014
Biodiversity Field Report

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Ecoscience will collaborate in the future with the INSTITUT DE CIENCIES DE LA TERRA JAUME ALERA in Barcelona, Spain.
To that purpose, our director, Dr. Ben Beeckmans, had a meeting  with Professor Joan Marti, who directs the volcanology section of the spanish institution.
In a first phase , they want to work together with the Nelson Mandela African Institution for Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania.
As Dr. Beeckmans has been very active in volcano hazard assessment in ...

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During the last month, Ecoscience scientists have been working at Essimingor volcano, Northern Tanzania’s oldest volcano.
Even though in the past some scientists have been studying the volcano, not much has been published about it. The most extensive study dates from 2012.
Being geographically close to Ecoscience, and of easy access for us, we will periodically check deposits and date them, and we hope to find differences (older age for the volcano) or confirmation of the published ...

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VOLCANO WORKSHOP IN USA RIVER
On november 28, 2014, the Ecoscience director Dr.Ben Beeckmans was invited to participate in a volcano workshop, organized by Mr.Nyerembe Munasa, the Arumeru Commissioner. This workshop was held in the Danish Center in Usa River.It was part of a project called “resilient cities”. Arusha has been selected as one of four african candidates by the Rockefeller Foundation. Ben’s interests are possible volcano hazards in the Arusha area.
During this workshop the main ...

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The Ecoscience science center  and the Tarangire Lion Research Initiative are collaborating in providing public education and awareness on the status and conservation of lion population  in the Maasai steppe of Northern Tanzania. The information also describe the major threats that Tarangire lions are facing that make their future uncertain. In addition, the Science center provides the public with the opportunity to learn about the challenges for long-term conservation of lions in the human-dominated system. ...

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On July,2, 2014 our director, Ben Beeckmans, was invited to give a lecture at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and technology. The invitation was extended by Prof. Dr. Thadeus Tarimo.
The topic was : The Northern Tanzanian Divergence. Tectonics, volcanism and its risks.
Present were masters and PhD students from several disciplines, like biodiversity, even computer science.
After a general introduction in geomorphology and geophysics was given, the geology of the Northern Tanzanian Divergence was explained, ...

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The PhD class plus instructors of Restoration Ecology at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology spent 2 days (28 and 29/6/2014) at Ecoscience.
They assessed ecological aspects such as vegetation, animal abundance and birds in the area.
They discussed future research and collaboration between Ecoscience and the University with respect to ecological monitoring strategies and restoration possibilities.
They agreed that ecoscience has great potential for research and provides facilities for researchers such as great accommodation, ...

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During the weekend of the 14th of June 2014, the Kilimanjaro Mountain Club organized a trip to the Oldoinyo Lengai-Kerimasi volcanic area in Northern Tanzania. Our director, Ben Beeckmans, volcanologist and member of the club, participated and explained some of the most interesting volcanic structures and deposits of the Natron-Engaruka volcanic field. Highlighted were some of the more spectacular tephra cones and tuff rings, some types of deposits like debris avalanches, even  lake deposits along ...

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Last February ,2014, at Ecoscience, a meteorological station was  installed.
The data – per hour- of rainfall, temperature, and other parameters will be displayed in this NEWS section.(Rainfall data are cumulative).
2014 FEBRUARY
March2014
APRIL2014
From March to September, we had technical problems with the “weather gear”at Ecoscience . The months are incomplete .
may-June
july-sept 2014
October 2014
Unfortunately, our station is giving us lots of headaches. We cannot give permanent data. We will publish in the future what is possible!
2015
march2015

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On March 19, 2014, our director, Ben Beeckmans, was invited to talk once more about volcanic risk, this time in Usa River, for a select public of the local (Arumeru-Arusha) authorities, headed by the Arumeru District Commissioner, Mr. Nyerembe Munasa.
This area is of course one of the main hazard areas of Mt.meru and the authorities understand the need of monitoring this potentially dangerous volcano.  The aim is putting seismic stations on the volcano, before any ...

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During the weekend of March 15, 2014, an excursion to Ecoscience was organized from the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology, headed by Prof. Thadeus Tarimo, Coordinator for Biodiversity Science and Ecosystem Management in the School of Life Sciences and Bio-Engineering and Dr. Linus Munishi, an elephant specialist, who is academic staff within the School. From the students invited in this excursion were five first year MSc students, specializing in biodiversity and ecosystem ...

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On February 28, 2014, our director , Mrs. Nadine Beeckmans, visited a fluoride removal plant at Mdori, close to Minjingu. The research team of Profs Andrea Schaefer & Bryce Richards have tested their solar powered membrane filtration system in Mdori last week. Their challenge was to remove fluoride and make drinking water from a water that contains 65 mg/L fluoride. The mission was successful measured by the long queues waiting to share the 1500L of ...

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On February 26, 2014, the Kilimanjaro Club, one of the oldest clubs in Tanzania, organized a conference about volcanic risk, where our director, Ben Beeckmans, a volcanologist, was able to explain to those present the possible risks posed by volcanoes like Mts. Meru and Kilimanjaro.The “motor” behind the event was Mr. Aat van der Wel, a member of the club.
  The excellent promotion of the evening made the assistance overwhelming. More than a full house!Actually, people ...

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During a field trip with Prof. Dr. Matthieu Kervyn of the Brussels University, we decided to fix some points from which 35MM picture should be taken of the eastern slope of Ol Doinyo Lengai, to study the evolution of this slope of the volcano (more…)

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The second week of February 2014 was a great week for 0ur director, Ben Beeckmans, as the belgian television(RTBF) made a documentary ab0ut his work as a volcanologist in Tanzania and about Ecoscience.
It was a hard week for an “amateur movie star” like our director.  The documentary was shot in a record 4 days, including the strenuous climb of the Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, one of the center pieces of the film!
Some of the Ecoscience partners, like ...

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During the first week of February 2014 our director, Ben Beeckmans, studied some volcanic deposits in the Ol Doinyo Lengai area, together with Prof. Dr. Matthieu Kervyn, chair of physical geography at the V.U.B.(Brussels University). In the future they will systematically study physical changes on the eastern slope of the volcano.
The remaining time of the week they were joined by Prof. Dr. Eric Van Ranst of the University of Ghent (Belgium) and joined a study ...

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As part of  a series of conferences about volcanic risks, one conference was organized on  26 / 9 / 2013 by the INTERPRETIVE GUIDES SOCIETY  at the Arusha community church, and the ECOSCIENCE director , DR.BEN BEECKMANS, a volcanologist, geomorphologist and environmental scientist, was the speaker .
The conference had 4 parts:
A short general introduction in volcanology, explaining the features of the earth’s crust, where volcanoes develop and why, the type of volcano, type of eruption, the difference ...

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Several international tour operators are organizing trips to the volcanoes of Northern Tanzania. Ecoscience geologists accompany them. Come and join them and learn how the Rift Valley was formed and see some incredible volcanic features! Have you ever seen rocks formed in the earth’s mantle? We will show you!
EXAMPLE OF A TRIP
A)You stay 2 nights at ECOSCIENCE, and spend a whole day “at school”.
In the morning you receive a detailed geomorphology(the science that explains the ...

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At the moment, Ecoscience tries to organize a seismic net around Mt.Meru for the security of the people of the City of Arusha. About 1 million people live at the foot of a this major volcano, Mt.Meru. Private and public aid will be necessary to build this net to monitor the volcano. A volcano like Mt. Meru can be compared with Mt. St.Helens in Washington(U.S.A.), which erupted and partially collapsed in 1980, after a dormant ...

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The NEWS section of Ecoscience will inform our readers about ongoing activities. These include scientific projects and yes, what is interesting for our visitors.
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