Annual VLIZ North Sea Award
On the initiative of Bart Schiltz, President of the Belgian Fish Producers Organization, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) will award a scientific prize to foster innovative fundamental or applied research on the structure and functioning of the North Sea ecosystem, with emphasis on coastal and estuarine areas of the Southern Bight and the Channel. The prize will be awarded to a researcher (or a research team) working and residing in a country bordering the North Sea. The prize amounts to 1000 EUR and is indivisible. It will be granted to reward a recent original scientific contribution, preferably having relevance to the sustainable management of the area concerned. Studies pertaining to the biodiversity of the local ecosystem are equally welcomed. The contribution has to be of postgraduate or postdoctoral level.
More information is available in the Regulations. To be taken into consideration, the candidates should provide the following documents to VLIZ prior to 14 November
- three copies of the contribution written in Dutch, French or English
- a summary in English of five pages maximum (also in electronic form)
- the duly filled out participation form (to be requested at the VLIZ secretariat, or download)
- the curriculum vitae of the author or the senior author of the contribution.
Candidacies and accompanying documents (cf. Regulations Art. 6) should be addressed to:
Prof. Dr. Patric Jacobs, President Scientific Committee
c/o Dr. Jan Mees, Director
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Vismijn, Pakhuizen 45-52, B-8400 Oostende, Belgium
Tel.: +32-59/34 21 30 Fax:+32-59/34 21 31
Winners of the Annual VLIZ North Sea Award
- Dr Dries Bonte: "Distribution of spiders in coastal grey dunes - Spatial patterns and evolutionary-ecological importance of dispersal"
- Dr Tim Verslycke: "Endocrine disruption in the estuarine invertebrate Neomysis integer (Crustacea: Mysidacea)"
- Dr Jan Geert Hiddink: "The adaptive value of migrations for the bivalve Macoma balthica"
- Dr Bregje Beyst: “Epi- and hyperbenthic communities of Belgian sandy beaches”
- Dr Johan Craeymeersch: “Distribution of macrofauna in relation to the micro-distribution of trawling effort”