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Are you working as a student at VLIZ this summer?

Added on: 2023-03-10
Every year VLIZ recruits several students working for us in the months July, August or September. For the summer of 2023 we are looking for a number of enthusiastic students for the various departments of the Flanders Marine Institute. Interested students can submit their candidacy via the online form (up to April 16). Mid-May you will be contacted by our HR department. ...

Offshore wind turbines in faulted clay layers, what are the risks?

Added on: 2023-02-10
In the Clay Tectonics project, researchers from the Flanders Marine Institute, Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel join forces to study the influence of faults and deformations in the North Sea subsoil on the installation of offshore wind turbines. The project aims to fill an important knowledge gap in view of the construction of the new wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea. ...

The challenges and opportunities of marine carbon accounting in the North Sea

Added on: 2023-01-11
The latest policy informing brief by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) highlights the concept of carbon accounting within the marine context. What are the main challenges and opportunities? What is the potential climatic importance of sediment-bound organic carbon in shallow seas, such as the North Sea? What role can the Oceans Network of the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) play in promoting workable and reliable marine carbon accounting practices? You can read all about it in this publication, downloadable from the VLIZ website. ...

Join the Belgium National Decade Committee hosted by VLIZ!

Added on: 2022-12-14
On December 2nd the Belgium National Decade Committee (NDC) was launched during the VLIZ Open Scientific Committee at the InnovOcean Campus. The NDC was presented to all marine research groups and broader group of stakeholders in Belgium by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) who was designated to host the secretariat of this Decade Committee for Belgium and Flanders. Participants from private and public sectors were present, including among others, Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of Flanders (EWI), Agency for Maritime and Coastal Services (MDK), Provincial Development Agency of West Flanders (POM WVL), Blue Cluster, maritime companies, European Marine Board, and NGOs. ...

'Blue building' InnovOcean Campus inaugurated

Added on: 2022-12-07
On Monday 5 December, ILVO, VLIZ and its partners officially moved into the brand new InnovOcean Campus at Jacobsenstraat 1 in Ostend. The inauguration, in the presence of Hilde Crevits, Flemish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Fisheries, was attended by more than a hundred prominent figures and staff members. ...

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