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VLIZ Communication Award

The laureate of the VLIZ Communication Award can benefit from a personal communication coaching by the VLIZ Communication division in the course of following year. Young marine scientists and engineers can participate in the next call by sending a motivation letter to VLIZ. The price is awarded at the VLIZ Marine Science Day.

The VLIZ Communication Award was launched in 2015 in order to assist young marine scientists or engineers in communicating their work. The selected laureate benefits from assistance by the VLIZ Communication department in the course of the following year.

If you think you are entitled to receive this personal communication coaching in 2018, send us your motivation letter – according to the conditions given below – prior to 5 February 2018 to info@vliz.be.

A jury will select the winning candidate and make this news public at the VLIZ Marine Science Day 2018 on Wednesday 21 March 2018 in Bredene. That day the winner of the former edition 2017, Maikel De Clercq (RCMG - UGent), will share his experiences with the public.


  • Describe your research topic and motivate in maximum 500 words why the wider public has to be informed about what you are studying
  • No tables, no figures
  • English or Dutch written
  • Filename: FULLNAME_FIRSTAUTHOR.doc (e.g. SMITH_ADAM.doc)
  • Send your document (MS Word format only) as an e-mail attachment to info@vliz.be with the subject line ‘VLIZ Communication Award 2018’
  • Deadline 5 February 2018
  • Eligible candidates are:
    • scientists who, at the moment of the deadline of the call, have been working on the research topic for at least two years or who hold a PhD on the topic for maximum one year;
    • the research topic will be continued in the period 2018-2019 (not necessarily by the same person);
    • the research is carried out at a Belgian institute or university;
    • contact details are clearly mentioned (post address, e-mail, telephone and/or mobile number).

The winner of the Communication award 2017:

Maikel De Clercq (Ghent University, Renard Centre of Marine Geology (RCMG)) - The value of archaeological potential mapping for the offshore industry

Former laureates