Due to the overwhelming number of registrations received so far, the 11th edition of the VLIZ Young Marine Scientists’ Day will be organised at a new location. The new venue is:
Site Oud Sint-Jan is at 5 min walk from Bruges’ railway station. When you leave the station (direction Bruges) you walk straight on the station square. Then follow the signs through the Oostmeers and Zonnekemeers. [road description]
By car: site Oud Sint-Jan 'is located in the historic center of Bruges. The center is easily accessible via the E40 Brussels-Ostend. Take exit 8 (Sint-Michiels). Follow the signs to the railway station of Bruges (you pass 2 roundabouts). At the traffic lights drive under the railway tunnel. At the next roundabout turn right and then go immediately to the left. You can now follow the signs ‘Site Oud Sint-Jan’. Through the Oostmeers and Zonnekemeers you reach the Site Oud Sint-Jan. Limited parking space is available there (6.00 EUR/day). Another and maybe better option is to park your car in the parking adjacent to the railway station (2.50 EUR/day). Take into account traffic jams when entering Bruges during rush hours.
As you will be able to deduct from the challenging programme below, this edition promises to be a very dynamic and interactive one with a selection of 20 oral pitching presentations, a contest of 70 posters, a chat line (‘babbelbox’), a sitting area where you can interact with Dr Waddah Saab, presentations of the winners of the VLIZ awards and lots of opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues.
Welcome coffee - registration and poster set-up
Jan Mees (Flanders Marine Institute, VLIZ)
Welcome and introduction to the programme
Christiane Lancelot (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ecologie des Systčmes Aquatiques)
Ocean science: research with no boundary
10:00-11:00 – SESSION I
The cogs from Doel. Multidisciplinary research on two medieval shipwrecks
Dynamic processes in sea ice captured by the temporal evolution of its biogeochemical properties
The use of an ecosystem engineer in coastal defence
Large scale experimental investigation on waves-vegetation interaction
Nicolas van Oostende
Bacterial community structure and potential controlling factors along a water column stratification gradient during multi-annual coccolithophorid blooms
Assessing paleotemperature and seasonality during the early Eocene climatic optimum (EECO) in the Belgian basin by means of fish otolith stable O and C isotopes
Frederik De Laender
Cocktails in the Arctic: are the polar bears loaded yet?
A muddification of the Belgian coastal waters? Shifts in the distribution of 12 numerically abundant bivalves over the twentieth century
Burchtse Weel: reducing the tide differently
Fate of the predictions in Galle-Unawatuna mangroves, Sri Lanka: a validation after 10 years using satellite (IKONOS) and ground-truth data
11:30-12:30 – SESSION II
Impact of phytoplankton bloom deposition on microbial communities and metal fluxes in contaminated North Sea sediments: a microcosm study
Joseph G. Schnitzler
Thyroid hormone disrupting chemicals in sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) from European coasts
Evy Van Ael
Distribution and bioaccumulation of micropollutants in an estuarine ecosystem
Influence of alien macro-crustacea (Malacostraca) on macroinvertebrate assemblages in Belgian coastal harbours
Chemical warfare between microalgae: biogenetic Bromine cyanide (BrCN) controls biofilm formation around a marine benthic diatom
Genetic structure and life history as basis for management units in turbot Psetta maxima
The Art Nouveau of biology: exhibiting seaweed-bacterial symbioses
Sediment mobility in response to tidal and wind-driven flows along the Belgian coast, southern North Sea
Dorothy Joyce Marquez-Ardiente
Investigating the role of phytoplankton in flocculation of suspended matter in estuaries
Site fidelity and movements of cod (Gadus morhua) at a wind farm using acoustic telemetry
introduction to the afternoon programme
Waddah Saab (European Commission DG RTD, Coordinator EU strategy for marine and maritime research)
Marine science and technologies for Healthy and Productive Seas: what is the EU doing?
Poster presentations and competition
TIME FOR YOUR OPINION AND QUESTIONS ON FUTURE MARINE RESEARCH IN EUROPE!
Face-to-face interaction with Dr Waddah Saab (European Commission - DG RTD). After his introductory key-note speech, we all warmly invite you in a cosy setting to further discuss and exchange ideas with this highly respected member of the European Commission.
You will be offered the opportunity to record your own marine research story in a private ‘babbelbox’. Spare a few minutes to tell how/why you became a marine scientist, why your research concerns us all. Or bring an object or anecdote to demonstrate your subject of science! Your recording will help us to bring marine science to all interested in the sea.
Presentations by the two winners of the ‘VLIZ Thesis Award Marine Sciences 2010’ and by the winner of the ‘VLIZ North Sea Award 2010’
Thomas Vandorpe (UGent, Renard Centre of Marine Geology)
Seismic stratigraphy of Plio-Pleistocene deposits on the shelf edge SW off Mallorca, Spain
Quinten Vanhellemont (UGent, Protistology and Aquatic Ecology)
Use of MODIS imagery for the assessment of the variability in intertidal microphytobenthos biomass at regional and global scales
Marijn Rabaut (UGent, Marine Biology)
Lanice conchilega, fisheries and marine conservation. Towards an ecosystem approach to marine management
- Best oral award (by the public)
- Best poster award (by the public)
- VLIZ North Sea Award 2010
- VLIZ Thesis Awards Marine Sciences 2010