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Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

Planet Ocean

Planet Ocean, VLIZ’s main educational project, is an online learning platform (only in Dutch - www.planeetzee.be) for youngsters featuring learning modules and class excercises relating to investigation of the coast, seas and oceans. Every year VLIZ organises one of more seminars for teachers to increase their knowledge of marine research.

Planet Ocean

Planet Ocean’s main aim is to stimulate youngsters and teachers to look at the seas and ocean through a different lens, as many among us only associate the blue part of our planet with summer holidays. Through the website www.planeetzee.be (in Dutch only) VLIZ provides information on marine science and technology, as well as information on various marine scientific professions. Every year new learning modules and components are added. In addition, VLIZ makes a great deal of class excercises available via the website. These excercises support the internalisation of the learning content.

Every year VLIZ organises one of more seminars for teachers to increase their knowledge of marine research. Both the theory and the practice of two learning modules from Planet Ocean are treated each time.


Planet Ocean (earlier version: 2007-2013)

In 2008 the first Planet Ocean website www.planeetzee.org was created. It consists of 23 online learning modules built around a research question. The connecting thread in the website is a sailing trip made by two young people who are confronted with numerous typical problems along the way. The website was created in cooperation with many marine researchers and with the support of the Flemish government within the scope of the Science Communication action plan.