Looking back to the special anniversary edition of the VLIZ young Scientists' Day
Added on 2009-12-08 22:59:10
On Friday 27 November all marine scientists of Flanders and surrounding met! Because of the 10th anniversary of the Flanders Marine Institute a special edition of the VLIZ Young Scientists' Day was organised in Hotel Thermae Palace in Oostende. Here you can find all winners of the contests and pictures of the event.
With almost 150 scientific posters and
a voluminous Book of abstracts (*) one can get a good view on the marine research in Flanders anno 2009. The audience present
could vote the best scientific poster. With 278 participants this edition was the most successful Young Scientists' Day
1: Wim Van Neer & Anton Ervynck - ‘Shifting baselines’. The archaeology of the North Sea fish
2: Klaas Pauly - Kite aerial photography for monitoring remote nature reserves: a test case in a green turtle breeding
area on Masirah Island (Oman)
3: Fiddy Semba Prasetiya - The effect of floating net cage aquaculture on the community structure of phytoplankton in
Djuanda Reservoir, West Java – Indonesia
From the submitted abstract 30 scientists were selected to present their work in a 'pitching' oral
presentation of 5 minutes maximally. The specific task was an exercise in science communication: "Communicate your
work – and its importance to society – in an exciting way to a wider public.".
A critic jury of science communicators and journalists judged the exercise.They gave a load of suggestions on how
to present in a clear, concise and attractive way to a general public.
The professional jury (from left to right):Liesbeth Gijsel - editor in chief of EOS Magazine
Sooike Stoops - science communicator of VIB
Jan Seys - science communicator VLIZ and president of the jury
Lieven Scheire - science vulgarization Woestijnvis
Pieter Van Dooren - science communicator ITG
More pictures of this day: in the VLIZ-photo gallery.
(*) Interested to receive a paper version of this publication? Contact email@example.com or 059 34 21 30.