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Compendium for Coast and Sea 2018 and Coastal Portal launched!

Added on: 2018-12-08
With the launch of the Compendium for Coast and Sea 2018, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) has reached the third edition of this multifunctional guide for marine experts. Main aim is to encompass the dispersive information from the Flemish-Belgian marine sciences in a scientific and neutral way, but all publications were thoroughly revised – working intensively together with an extensive network of experts. A lot of attention was paid to improving the recognisability and user experience. New is the the Coastal Portal, a web portal for marine experts, where via a map of the Belgian North Sea customised data products and visualisations can be generated on a whole range of marine and coastal themes. ...

North Sea wrecks project kicked-off

Added on: 2018-11-19
The remains of the wars in Europe can still be found on the seabed of the North Sea today. The many wrecks of ships and planes, often with their fuel and ammunition on board, testify to these turbulent times. But in the North Sea a lot of new economic activities (wind farms, aquaculture, coastal defenses ...) unfold in the context of Blue Growth. In order for these new maritime developments to proceed smoothly, it is important to know which wrecks are located where, in what condition they are, and which risks the installation and operation can have on the wrecks and any hazardous content. The European funded North Sea Wrecks project aims to find common solutions to this shared problem. ...

Baltic States and North Sea countries join forces in BANOS CSA

Added on: 2018-11-13
In order to coordinate marine research and innovation even better, the Baltic states and some North Sea countries have decided to work together more closely. The European-funded BANOS coordination and support action (BAltic and NOrth Sea Coordination and Support Action) will outline a joint research and innovation programme for the North Sea and the Baltic Sea over the next three years. The project started on 6 November. The Flanders Marine Institute VLIZ acts as a partner on behalf of the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of the government of Flanders, Belgium. ...

Survey on the Dutch ship wreck ‘t Vliegent Hart in Belgian waters

Added on: 2018-10-26
On Tuesday the 15th of October, a team consisting of Sven van Haelst from the Flanders Marine Institute VLIZ, Jessica Vandevelde from the Flanders Heritage Agency (Onroerend Erfgoed) and Robert de Hoop from the Dutch Maritime Heritage Agency did a survey on the wreck of the Dutch East India Company ship ‘t Vliegent Hart lying in Belgian waters. ...

European culinary contest for young and future professional chefs: opting for sustainable seafood

Added on: 2018-10-26
The 2018 edition of the culinary contest Olivier Roellinger is officially launched now. The competition is open to young and future chefs who want to contribute to the conservation of marine resources and the protection of the seas and ocean. Deadline for submission is due 4 January. The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) is partner and hopes to welcome a lot of applications from Belgium and The Netherlands! ...

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