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VLIZ is recruiting: will you become our new colleague?

Added on: 2019-04-17
In addition to the above vacancy for 14 new research positions, the Flanders Marine Institute is currently also looking for other enthusiastic and motivated new employees (marine researchers, marine technicians, data managers and communication). Depending on the vacancy, this concerns contracts of unlimited duration or fixed-term. Take a look at our vacancies page!

Looking back at the VLIZ Marine Science Day 2019

Added on: 2019-04-16
The VLIZ Marine Science Day 2019 of 13 March brought together some 400 marine scientists, students and companies in Bredene for a day full of inspiring presentations and demonstrations. The MEC Staff Versluys turned out to be just big enough. Could you not participate? Or do you want to review some things quietly? Just take a look at our VMSD19 retrospective page. You will find all the video of the oral presentations, the abstracts and photos, and all the information about the award winners. ...

Basque delegation for environment visits InnovOcean site

Added on: 2019-03-28
On 26 and 27 March, a Basque delegation paid a visit to Flanders. Visitors could get acquainted with several Flemish internationally renowned institutions active in marine and maritime research and research support. The delegation visited the InnovOcean site, which accomodates VLIZ and a other internationally renowned marine institutions. This two-day working visit was part of the Declaration of Intent Flanders - Basque Country, which was concluded in 2015. ...

VLIZ data centre rewarded with IODE accreditation

Added on: 2019-03-20
The VLIZ data center, or the Flemish Marine Data Center (VMDC), is accredited as an IODE National Oceanographic Data Center. VMDC is only the 10th data center that receives this accreditation for marine data management and services. The IODE accreditation is the result of a collective effort by the entire data center and is a reward for the innovative and service-oriented work that the data center has delivered over the past two decades. ...

Ten most remarkable new marine species from 2018

Added on: 2019-03-19
Every day taxonomists are busy in labs, museums and the field, to collecting, cataloguing, identifying, comparing, describing and naming species new to science. Some 300 taxonomists globally contribute their valuable time to keeping the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS – www.marinespecies.org) up to date. Today 19 March, on World Taxonomist Appreciation day, we wants to celebrate our taxonomic editors for this important task with the publication of a top-ten list of marine species described in 2018. Nominated and voted for by our taxonomists! ...

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