Scope of research

Geomagnetism

For many practical and scientific purposes, Belgium needs continuous knowledge of the changing magnetic field. This is for example the case for the magnetic declination which is used to find the North with a compass. For this, observations are performed in the Magnetic Observatory in Dourbes and Manhay. Measurements of the complete geomagnetic vector are performed and stored every minute.

Here you find more information about geomagnetic observations and research.