VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day Marine Sciences (31 March 2006)
Provinciehuis Boeverbos, Koning Leopold III-laan 41, B-8200
Friday, 31 March 2006
The day is nearing again... For the sixth time VLIZ is organizing the ‘Young Scientists’ Day Marine Sciences’ on Friday 31 March 2006. Every year this marine happening attracts 100-200 mainly young predoctorate scientists from the North Sea region. The objectives - as with the previous six editions - are to offer young, predoctorate scientists a forum to present their research and an opportunity to meet other scientists in an informal interdisciplinary ‘sea atmosphere’.
The concept of the day will be the same as the previous years. New is the organization of a photo contest open to all participants featuring the topic ‘the North Sea’. The digital photographs (max. 4) should be sent by 20 February at the latest to email@example.com (format, min. 20x25cm and max. 40x50cm - 300 dpi, filename: FamName_FirstName.jpg). In case of a massive interest, VLIZ is entitled to withhold only one or a limited selection of images. The winner, appointed by the participants present, will be awarded a prize at the end of the day.
We count on you to turn this event into a success. Your posters and demos will be indispensable to allow other visitors to get an overview of what is happening among young marine scientists. We invite you to submit an English abstract, of no more than 500 words, before 20 February 2006 (cf. enclosed abstract template). The abstracts will be published as a quotable VLIZ Special Publication. The best posters will be awarded a certificate.
If you are interested to attend, we would greatly appreciate receiving your registration form by 28 February 2006 at the latest (cf. form). If you need any additional information please fee free to contact the secretariat via firstname.lastname@example.org; tel. +32-(0)59-34 21 30 or directly via Jan Seys (email@example.com ; tel. +32-(0)59-34 21 40).
We look forward to welcoming you at this VLIZ event!
Registration, coffee & cake, mounting of posters
Jan Mees (VLIZ): Welcome
Willy Baeyens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laboratorium Analytische en Milieuchemie)
About research and policy: when free-floating science becomes coloured...
Arne Van Eessen (Universiteit Gent, Vakgroep Nieuwe geschiedenis)
From Channel to China: Flemish navigating the waves of world-history
Eric Stienen (Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek, Brussel)
Living with gulls
Bart Deronde (Vlaams Instituut voor Technologisch Onderzoek - VITO; Remote Sensing and Earth Observation Processes)
Imaging spectroscopy and integrated coastal zone management, a promising marriage!
Inneke Van de Vijver (Universiteit Antwerpen, Group Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology)
Perfluorinated compounds: new threat for marine mammals
Introduction to the afternoon programme
Vladimir Vladymyrov, Murray Brown and Wouter Rommens (IOC Project Office for IODE - UNESCO)
The IOC Project Office for IODE: the benefits for local marine scientists
1) posterpresentations and competition
2) demonstrations on marine science related activities by the Flanders Marine Data and Information Centre (VMDC) and others
Presentations by the winner of the ‘Flanders Marine Institute North Sea Award 2005’ and the winners of the Flanders Institute ‘Aanmoedigingsprijzen 2005’
- Oscar G. Bos
Recruitment variation of Macoma balthica (L.). Is there a role for larval food limitation?
- Ivy Meert
Reconstruction of environmental conditions at the Belgian coastal area over the past 800 years using Mytilus edulis shells
- Kristien Schelfaut
Defining marine landscapes on the Belgian continental shelf as an approach to holistic habitat mapping
Presentation of the awards, including awards for the best posters and photograph