Annual Report 2022


Are you curious about the most important achievements of the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) of the past year? The 2022 Annual Report bundles all relevant figures and achievements. The 10 highlights report on the most important milestones, events, activities or projects of VLIZ for 2022. Three carefully selected impact trajectories inform you about VLIZ' long-term share in social or economic topics. Learn more about our partners and browse through the key performance and management indicators.

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   Highlights 2022

      The highlights are the special events, achievements, activities or projects of VLIZ that took place in 2022. They are often the result of intensive cooperation between various departments and divisions.

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Impactful trajectories


The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is a long-term European marine data service that unlocks the abundance of existing but often fragmented European marine data and observations and makes data and data products optimally accessible for use by government bodies, scientists and maritime companies.


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European Marine Board

The European Marine Board (EMB) provides an independent Pan-European platform to its marine scientific Member organisations to establish common research priorities, to promote marine research and to close the gap between marine science and policy.


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JPI Oceans

The Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans) is a pan-European intergovernmental platform that increases the efficiency and impact of research and innovation for sustainably healthy and productive seas and oceans.



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UNESCO / IOC Project Office for IODE

Since 2005, VLIZ hosts and supports the Project Office for the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) Programme of UNESCO’s ‘Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’ (IOC). The ‘UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE’ is also the Secretariat of the IOC’s Capacity Development section.

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KPI's and Management- indicators

The PDFs of both the KPIs and Management Indicators can be downloaded