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Dr Edouard Delcroix Prize

HYDRO vzw and the Flanders Marine Institute vzw (VLIZ) organise the international scientific Dr Edouard Delcroix Prize, to award scientific study on the links between ocean and human health.

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The Dr Edouard Delcroix Prize is a triennial international scientific prize, with a value of 40.000 EUR, which will be awarded to a researcher or a research team for a scientific study on the links between ocean and human health. It has been established in honour of Dr Edouard Delcroix (1891-1973), Belgian orthopaedic surgeon and pioneer in thalassotherapy. The annual Dr Edouard Delcroix Incentive Award, with a value of 2.500 EUR, will reward the work of an early career scientist.

The aim of the Dr Edouard Delcroix Prizes is to foster fundamental and applied scientific research which makes a significant contribution to:
  • an improved understanding of the actual and potential health benefits from marine and coastal ecosystems, e.g. the “Blue Gym” effect, marine biodiscovery, thalassotherapy and functional revalidation in seawater;
  • a reduction in the burden of human diseases linked with marine environmental causes, e.g. harmful algal blooms and other biogenic toxins, eutrophication, transmission of pathogens and chemical pollutants and the impact of human activities such as aquaculture.

The Dr Edouard Delcroix Prize 2022 and Dr Edouard Delcroix Incentive Award 2022 have been opened. Applicants can submit their entry until 5 February 2023. Download the regulations and the registration form, and apply.

Previous laureates and prize presentations

Further information can be obtained from:
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ)
InnovOcean site
Wandelaarkaai 7, 8400 Oostende, België.
Tel.: + 32-(0)59-34 21 30
Fax: + 32-(0)59-34 21 31