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Platform for marine research


  • Building plans on Belgian North Sea trigger for unique scientific experiment


    Press release by: VLIZ, Ghent University and RBNS-Natural...

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  • World Register of Marine Introduced Species (WRIMS) officially launched


    WRIMS – a database of introduced and invasive alien marine...

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  • Belgian virtual laboratory for biodiversity research on renewed LifeWatch.be


    The new website LifeWatch.be brings together all the...

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About VLIZ

About VLIZ

The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) is a centre for marine and coastal research. As a partner in various projects and networks it promotes and supports the international image of Flemish marine scientific research and international marine education.

In its capacity as a coordination and information platform, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) supports some thousand marine scientists in Flanders by disseminating their knowledge to policymakers, educators, the general public and scientists.

Discover the multidisciplinary marine research community in the broadest sense of the term on this website!