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European culinary competition with sustainable seafood: now for young chefs and waiters

Added on: 2019-12-04
The newest 2020 edition of the culinary competition Olivier Roellinger calls on to work with sustainable fish and to provide a motivated explanation to customers. The competition is open to young chefs and students from European catering schools who personally want to contribute to the conservation of marine resources and the protection of the seas and ocean. New this year is the separate competition for waiters in training. Deadline for submission is due 8 January. The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) is partner in this competition and hopes to welcome a lot of applications from Belgium and the Netherlands! ...

VLIZ celebrates its 20th birthday - kick-off festive year 2020 at the Ostend football stadium

Added on: 2019-11-28
The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) exists for twenty years. And this has to be celebrated! On Thursday 28 November, the kick-off of the 2020 party year was given in the Versluys Arena in Ostend. A new VLIZ video and an audio expo with stories from 20 privileged witnesses were launched. In order to be able to celebrate the birthday with its extensive network, VLIZ organizes various activities during the entire festive year 2020 with the central theme 'VLIZ breaks boundaries'. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for more! ...

European Ocean Biogeographic Information System (EurOBIS) celebrates its 15th anniversary

Added on: 2019-11-05
Established in 2004, EurOBIS aims at centralising and making available the largely scattered marine species biogeographic data in Europe. Today – 15 years later – it hosts no less than 24 million distribution records of 62.299 species. Thanks to EurOBIS and the effort of many scientists working on a voluntary basis, these valuable data have a second life. ...

Call Brilliant Marine Research Idea 2020

Added on: 2019-10-23
VLIZ launches a call for a ‘Brilliant Marine Research Ideas’ intended to inspire and enable PhD students affiliated to a Flemish University or Flemish University College to execute a brilliant idea during their PhD within the frame of their research. Deadline for the submission of proposals is 31 December 2019. ...

SeaBioComp develops new ocean friendly composites for maritime industry

Added on: 2019-10-21
SeaBioComp is a new collaborative project launched earlier this summer. Aim is to develop and produce novel bio-based thermoplastic composite materials. In time, these could potentially replace the traditionally oil-based fiber-reinforced composites widely used in the maritime industry. The project also develops analytical protocols to evaluate the long-term durability of these new materials, and protocols to measure the reduced ecological impact on the marine environment. ...

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