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AQUA-LIT: working with the aquaculture sector to prevent marine litter entering the sea

Added on: 2019-02-22
The aquaculture sector is growing rapidly worldwide, up to 8% per year. When culture activities take place in the sea or the coastal zone, there is a risk that parts of the installations will come loose or that operational materials end up as litter in the marine environment. Completely in line with the European objective to drastically reduce plastics in the sea, the AQUA-LIT project aims to develop a toolbox full of sustainable ideas and methods to reduce the share of marine litter from the aquaculture sector. ...

VLIZ library’s unique marine collection: for and by its users

Added on: 2019-02-01
The VLIZ library has written a new acquisition management plan. Aside from a description of the library’s history, the collection’s content and acquisition strategy are clearly defined. A new classification scheme is also proposed and the services are analyzed. The plan is an important step to professionalize, and to clarify the importance of the marine library for Flemish marine scientific research and ocean literacy. Input of interdisciplinary users is a unique feature in the forming of the collection. ...

Student job vacancies at VLIZ for summer 2019

Added on: 2019-01-29
Each year VLIZ recruits several students working for us in the months of July, August or September. Interested student employees may send a CV, letter of motivation and preference for period and activity or division on 30 April 2019 at the latest. ...

Breathing in sea air to combat cancer and cholesterol

Added on: 2019-01-24
Breathing in sea air helps to fight cancer and to prevent high cholesterol. This is shown by research by Ghent University and the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) as published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports today. ...

New LifeWatch data loggers for eels are easily retrieved

Added on: 2019-01-16
The new, orange coloured data loggers that are used within the LifeWatch program to gain more insight into the migratory routes of the European eels Anguilla Anguilla are easily found by beachcombers and tourists. By putting all captured temperature and depth data together, we will learn more about the behavior of this critically endangered species during its migration through the English Channel. ...

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