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Platform for marine research

Administrative documents

The administrative documents of the Flanders Marine Institute vzw (VLIZ) are publicly available.

Articles of association of VLIZ

VLIZ was officially founded on 2 April 1999. The articles of association are publicly available in Dutch.

Covenant Flanders - VLIZ (2017 - 2021)

The Flemish Government, represented by the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation Philippe Muyters, concluded a five-year covenant (Dutch only) with VLIZ on 1 January 2017, by which the objectives of VLIZ are confirmed and updated by assigning new mandates related to research and policy information. For the period 2019 - 2021, article 7 has been changed, as mentioned in the addendum to the covenant (Dutch only).

Funding agreement province West Flanders - VLIZ (2017-2021)

The province of West Flanders, represented by the deputation, by delegation in the person of Mr Guido Decorte and Mr Stijn Lombaert, signed a grant agreement (Dutch only) with VLIZ, by which the objectives of VLIZ are confirmed and updated.

VLIZ Good Governance Charter

Good governance is aimed at making an organisation’s management structure and decision-making processes more efficient, transparent and objective. VLIZ undertook the draw up of a Good Governance Charter.

Annual reports

The VLIZ annual reports can be consulted online or a hard copy can be requested (while stocks last) via +32-(0)59-34 21 30+32-(0)59-34 21 30 or

Scientific Committee

The reports of the Scientific Board and the Guidance Committee can be consulted online.

Prioritisation ship time RV Simon Stevin

The Scientific Board worked out an assessment framework for application to ship time with RV Simon Stevin. The document was finally approved by the Board of Directors on 27 June 2016. Potential applicants for ship time falling under categories (potentially) not free of charge should contact the Research Infrastructure Manager of VLIZ who will estimate the cost in consultation with FLEET dab.

Policy advice Blue Economy

The specific mandate regarding policy advice and policy support to support economic activities at sea that will be carried out within VLIZ in the course of 2017-2021 are listed in the Strategisch Plan ‘Beleidsadvies Blauwe Economie’ (2017) (Dutch only).