To present the coastal tourists a range of titbits of correct marine information! This is the aim of the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and the Province of West-Flanders by publishing the yearly summer newspaper 'Zeekrant'.
The 'Zeekrant' is printed in 75.000 copies. The newspaper is available for free in all visitor's centra, libraries and tourist offices along the Belgian coast from the 8th of June (World Ocean Day) onwards. You can also pick up your copy at the Flanders Marine Institute during office hours (Wandelaarkaai 7, 8400 Oostende). For the moment the publication is only available in Dutch.
The last number can be digitally glanced through or downloaded ( - 1,8Mb).
In the 2012 edition - already the fifth in the series - one can find short articles on the Masterplan Coastal Protection of the Flemish government and on the biodiversity in wind parks, on sharks and invasive ctenophores in the North Sea, on prehistoric discoveries in the sea bottom, on eating discard species and dried fish, and so much more...
Former editions are available in the archive (in Dutch only).
This publication can be realised with the support of
the 'Science Information and Innovation' Action Plan
of the Flemish Gouvernment