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Looking back on the VLIZ Marine Science Day 2017. Share your appreciation with us!

Added on: 2017-03-17
It is over again ... our VLIZ Marine Science Day 2017. We want to thank the 320 attendees to take part of this exciting event! On the website you find all the materials to relive the day. Besides the abstract book, photo gallery and information on all award winners, a link to the VMSD17 YouTube channel is given with the videos of all speakers. In case you missed something. To make the next editions even better, we ask the participants to share their findings - both good and improvements - in the online survey. ...

Student job vacancies in VLIZ for summer 2017

Added on: 2017-03-09
Each year VLIZ recruits several students working for us in the months of July, August or September. Interested student employees may send a CV, letter of motivation and preference of activity or department before 17 April 2017. ...

Sea&Science collection of VLIZ with the sea as a good cause

Added on: 2017-03-02
VLIZ presents its first gadget line with the sea as a good cause. Buy a sweater, a t-shirt or a cotton bag of the Sea&Science collection and support the sea. The profit goes for 100% to the philanthropy of VLIZ and is invested in coastal, marine and ocean research worldwide. ...

Prowling around in historical maps of the Belgian coast and North Sea

Added on: 2017-02-17
More than 200 historical maps of the Belgian coastal zone and the southern bight of the North Sea, dating back from the 16th to the 20th century, are made freely available on the website HisGISKust (Historical Maps of the Coastal Zone - www.vliz.be/hisgiskust) by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and partners. Highly useful is that all the old maps are georeferenced to compare them in the current coordinate system. They can show precisely how our coastal and marine areas used to look like, and how they were used and named in the past. ...

Thanks to many hands the World Register for Marine Species is becoming more complete

Added on: 2017-02-10
The World register for marine species (WoRMS) aspires to contain all marine species ever described worldwide in one list. With the financial assistance of the project LifeWatch we were able to organize several data grants, meetings and workshops for experts in the course of 2016 designed to further improve this register and continue to complete it. The result? Thousands of new names added, a revision of (tens of) thousands already available names, and the development of new portals and tools, helping the user and editor community in accessing and utilizing WoRMS. ...

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