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Student job vacancies at VLIZ for summer 2020

Added on: 2020-01-28
Each year VLIZ recruits several students working for us in the months of July, August or September. Interested student employees can submit their application via the online form until 30 April 2020. In the first half of May you will be contacted by the HR department. ...

VLIZ develops robot to validate satellite measurements

Added on: 2020-01-28
Scientists use satellite data to gain better insight in algal blooms and sediment transport in coastal waters. Occasionally they have to check the accuracy of this data against measurements made at the spot - at the sea surface - and eventually correct for errors. Traditionally marine scientist undertake expeditions with a research vessel to measure the actual situation. Within the project Hypermaq, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) developed an automated way of working and created the robot system PANTHYR. This robot is able to collect autonomously more data at sea than was ever possible. A follow-up project now aims at unrolling a network of these robots worldwide. ...

Get started now to guarantee our North Sea a sustainable future in 2050

Added on: 2019-12-19
The Think Thank North Sea is working on a widely supported long-term vision 2050 for the Belgian part of the North Sea. Two working groups set to work in 2019 on the themes 'Working with nature' and 'Living with climate change'. They now come up with recommendations and core principles that stakeholders can take into account in their operations today to guarantee a nice future for our part of the North Sea in 2050. The findings and recommendations of the two working groups are presented in concise and beautifully illustrated vision texts. Everyone can get started with it within his or her field! Whether you are a citizen, a scientist, a policy maker or work in industry. ...

Elektric pulse fishing in the North Sea: historic context and current regulations

Added on: 2019-12-17
What once started as an investigation into an environmentally friendly and fuel-saving alternative to traditional beam trawling in the late 1970s, ends in July 2021 in a ban on pulse fishing in all waters of the European Union. In the Belgian and French 12-mile zone, this ban has been in place since August 14 2019. In this way, the competitive interactions between pulse fishing and other fisheries encouraged by the previous legislation disappeared. However, scientific research has not yet reached a consensus on the impact of pulse fishing on the marine environment. The European Union therefore allows future research into the technology of pulse fishing under strict conditions. A Policy Information Brief by ILVO, UGent and VLIZ outlines the current state of research into pulse fishing in the North Sea. It covers technological, legal, ecological and socio-economic aspects, and objectively discusses the effects of pulse fishing. ...

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! ...

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