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New joint InnovOcean Campus build for VLIZ and ILVO in Oostende

Added on: 2019-07-12
Under the name InnovOcean Campus, the Flanders Marine Institute VLIZ – together with its (inter)national project partners – and the Ostend location of the Institute for Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Research (ILVO) will move into a new common complex in Oostende. The contract for the building order was signed in Brussels on the 8th of July by the Flemish ministers Muyters (for Economy, Science and Innovation) and Van den Heuvel (for Agriculture and Fisheries). The commissioning of the InnovOcean Campus is planned for the spring of 2022. ...

Navigating the Future V sets top priorities for marine research of the next decade

Added on: 2019-07-02
The visionary report Navigating the Future V – written by marine and ocean experts from thirteen European countries – shows the priorities that ocean research (and its funding) should focus on in the coming decade. ...

VLIZ looks back on 2018

Added on: 2019-05-23
The 2018 annual report presents the highlights for VLIZ in 2018 and focuses on the services VLIZ offers to the marine scientific community, policymakers, the industry, educators and the general public. Performance indicators (KPIs), numbers and lists all together give a transparent overview of the organization and functioning of the institute. ...

WoRMS and the Australian Faunal Directory sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Added on: 2019-05-09
The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) and the Australian Faunal Directory (AFD) signed an agreement to work together more closely and facilitate the exchange of data. By joining the forces the two registers promote the use of biodiversity information systems for scientific research. ...

Mapping North Sea bottom-dwellers via automated DNA-recognition

Added on: 2019-04-26
VLIZ is one of nine partners who will work together in the Interreg North Sea project GEANS – Genetic tools for Ecosystem health Assessment in the North Sea region – to monitor seabeds in the North Sea more accurately and efficiently by DNA barcoding. Instead of the time-consuming manual identifications that are common now, DNA passports of those species known to be sensitive indicators of ecosystem changes, should make it possible to quickly receive alarm signals when monitoring human activities in the North Sea. ...

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