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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! ...

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. ...

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