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Corona crisis

Added on: 2020-04-03
VLIZ offices, including the library and the Marine Station Oostende, are currently closed. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the guidelines of the National Crisis Center, VLIZ has taken various measures to protect the health and safety of our employees and their contacts, and to limit the impact on the continuity of our activities and our cooperation with partners. But we continue to work and remain accessible. ...

Strategic themes for research and innovation agenda for the Baltic and North Sea regions (BANOS) determined

Added on: 2020-04-03
With the preparation of a joint Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), the 13 countries located around the Baltic Sea and the North Sea (BANOS) are providing the basis for the future Research and Innovation Program that needs to generate new knowledge and innovation in support of the decision-making in the region. The three major strategic objectives of this new program have been established now: (1) healthy seas and coasts, (2) sustainable blue economy and (3) human well-being. The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) is involved in the preparation of the BANOS SRIA and is – in close consultation with the Flemish government (Department of Economy, Science and Innovation) – representing the interests of the Flemish marine and maritime research community in this. ...

Laureats VLIZ Awards 2019 announced

Added on: 2020-03-20
Every year VLIZ awards several prizes to encourage innovative fundamental or applied research in all disciplines of marine sciences. Unfortunately, the 20th VLIZ Marine Science Day, on 18 March 2020, had to be cancelled due to measures to contain the Corona virus and the prizes could not publically presented. In this news item, we list all the winners of the VLIZ Awards 2019. We would like to congratulate them and hope that this prize is a push for them to continue their sound marine research!

The ten most remarkable new marine species from 2019

Added on: 2020-03-19
Today 19 March we celebrate all taxonomists: those who are busy day-to-day with discovering and describing new species. Many creatures living in our ocean are still unknown to humankind! Every year, the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) holds an election among its 500 contributing experts for their favorite newly discovered species. Check the list of their "darlings" and the story behind their discovery and naming! ...

Student job vacancies at VLIZ for summer 2020

Added on: 2020-01-28
Each year VLIZ recruits several students working for us in the months of July, August or September. Interested student employees can submit their application via the online form until 30 April 2020. In the first half of May you will be contacted by the HR department. ...

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