VLIZ (1999 – present)
The short history of a young institution VLIZ with a rapid growth and development.
IZWO’s principal achievements to support Belgian marine scientific research.
From the creation of P.-J. Van Beneden’s private station to the recognition of ZWI as institution of public utility.
Prior to the establishment of VLIZ in 1999, the interests of the marine research community in Belgium were promoted by ZWI and IZWO. The story behind these acronyms and the importance of the institutions for national marine and coastal research can be found on this History page.