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Call Brilliant Marine Research Idea 2018

Added on: 2017-10-17
VLIZ launches a new call for ‘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 15 December 2017. ...

Ecodesign Challenge stimulates ideas to tackle the plastic soup

Added on: 2017-10-16
How can we get rid of the plastic soup? One hundred and forty students tried to answer this question during the OVAM Ecodesign Challenge 2017, a 2-day event at which students brainstormed on a creative solution for a challenge posed by OVAM. ...

EMODnet Biology workshop in London identifies need for data products essential for users

Added on: 2017-10-13
What data products can we develop based on marine biological data pumped into EMODnet Biology? Which tools are essential for management, policy, planning and education? The EMODnet Biology workshop in London (10 October 2017) held a brainstorm on these two questions with representatives of high level data users, such as the four European regional sea commissions, various global and transatlantic initiatives, industry, nature conservation and management organizations. ...

Marine Citizen Science: towards an engaged and ocean literate society

Added on: 2017-10-13
Citizen Science is a new research approach that is rapidly gaining interest, especially in marine and maritime sciences. On a voluntary basis, citizens help scientists by gathering and analyzing data in a scientifically sound way. With regard to the ocean, Citizen Science has a special role to play. The vastness of the ocean and the lack of connection most people feel with the blue part of our planet, make Marine Citizen Science a vital tool to promote ocean literacy and engage citizens in coastal and ocean research. ...

Looking back at the first VLIZ Science Symposium: the Ocean and Human Health

Added on: 2017-10-10
The first VLIZ Science Symposium of 6 September has been passed for a couple of weeks. The presence of the two laureates of the Delcroix Prize, which were presented on a previous day, in Ostend was the direct reason for the organization of a scientific symposium on ‘the Ocean and Human Health’. Ten excellent speakers working in this multidisciplinary research theme gave insight into their research results. You were not able to be present on 6 September? No worries! Relive the interesting morning session through the materials made available online. ...

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