VLIZ has the legal status of a non-profit organisation and has five strategic objectives.
In order to accomplish its strategic objectives VLIZ gives priority to the performance of core activities.
The points of departure and preconditions determine the activities performed within VLIZ.
Consult the administrative documents of VLIZ.
The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) promotes accumulation of marine knowledge and excellence in marine research in Flanders. The marine research areas are the ocean and seas, the coast and the tidal systems. The target groups for knowledge accumulation are the marine research community as well as educational institutions, the general public, policymakers and the industry (within the scope of the blue economy).