Interests, Memberships & Media




  • Geology (on- and offshore), Geotechnical and Geophysical Soil Investigation setups; 3D Geo-Modelling, Exploration Geology, Fieldwork, Rock Mechanics;
  • Climate change, Palaeoclimate versus Archaeology;
  • Karst Management, Multi- and Interdisciplinairy Cave & Karst Exploration;
  • The Outdoors, nature, travelling, culture, photography.



  • Member of the European Federation of Geologists (EurGeol Licence n°1298) (since 2015); (link)
  • Member of the Belgian Luxembourg Union of Geologists (BLUG-UBLG), Brussels, Belgium (since 2015); (link)
  • Member of the “Dubai Natural History Group”, Dubai, UAE (2008-2009); (link)
  • Executive Committee Member of the “Friends of Socotra”, NGO, based in the UK (since 2001); (link)
  • Member of caving club “The Science Explorers vzw” (2006-2014);
  • President of the caving club “SC Krypta vzw” (1998-2005);
  • Member of Geologica Belgica vzw, Union of Belgian Geologists (1998-2007). (link)



  • Participating key-member of the Dahaisi Rock Art Expedition (organized by Dr. J. Jansen van Rensburg) and sponsored by a National Geographic Grant (03/2015). (link)
  • Scientific advisor (cave and karst research) during the field trip (03/2005) of Ushuaïa Nature with Nicolas Hulot (NHF) for the documentary film: “Parfums de l’Arabie heureuse”, broadcasted on French National Television (TF1) (02/2006). (link)
  •  Interview on the National Radio (VRT) in the show “Foreign Affairs” about underground water potentials on Soqotra island, Yemen (20/03/2004).
  •  National Geographic Magazine Nederland-België, August 2001, p.V below, “Sesam, open u!”
  •  Participating in numerous other cave related documentary films, magazines and newspapers to promote the scientific and environmental relevance of underground exploration.