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VLIZ Annual Report, for those who like to look back at our activities in 2016

Added on: 2017-07-18
Once more the 2016 Annual Report reviews all highlights for VLIZ in the past year and focuses on the VLIZ activities carried out for the purpose of third parties. Performance indicators, loads of numbers and lists all together aim to give an overview of the functioning of the institute. ...

A science-art connection: students explore the world of algae

Added on: 2017-06-27
What are algae? And why are they so important to us? These are questions rarely asked to students in Multimedia Technology at the Karel de Grote College (KdG) or the High School of Arts Sint-Lucas in Gent. Yet these were the subjects they digged in to during the past few months. Earlier this year both groups of students were introduced into the world of ‘algology’ and were challenged to make educational animation videos, textile and juwellery designs and 3D prints. The best 25 animation movies were showcased in the UGC cinema in Antwerp. A jury of both scientists and multimedia professionals evaluated the works and elected the work of Shana Martens as the best creation of 2017. On several occasions the art designs of the high school students were exhibited to the general public in Sint-Lucas Ghent. ...

Towards a better data transfer to and from the maritime economy

Added on: 2017-04-20
The COLUMBUS project published the document ‘'Use and sharing of marine observations and data by industry' that addresses the specific needs, bottlenecks and challenges regarding the use of marine data by the industry. The publication contains a number of recommendations and some good practices in order to obtain a better data flow from and to the maritime economy, and to enhance Blue Growth. ...

Marine recreational fishermen will voluntarily register catches from April 2017 onwards

Added on: 2017-03-30
How many fish do Belgian marine recreational fishermen actually catch? Until today no exact answer can be given to this question so far, as data are lacking. However, this will change soon. From 1 April 2017 onwards, numerous recreational fishermen will contribute by reporting their catches on a voluntary basis to the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO). This close cooperation between both institutes and the recreational fisheries sector is unique, and based on mutual trust and transparency. The catch data, in combination with other monitoring activities, will finally result in the first scientifically underpinned catch estimation for the Belgian marine recreational fisheries. ...

Laureates scientific awards VLIZ 2016 presented

Added on: 2017-03-29
On the occasion of the VLIZ Marine Science Day 2017 in the beginning of March the winners of all VLIZ scientific awards were announced. Every year VLIZ awards two Master Thesis Awards to graduation theses in marine sciences. The North Sea Award gives the recognition to innovative marine research. The laureate of the VLIZ Communication Award wins a year-long personal communication coaching. New this year were the scholarships for Brilliant Marine Research Ideas, funded through our philanthropic activities. On the spot the public can vote for the best oral and poster presentation. We put all the winners in a row and look forward to the continuation of their projects! ...

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