De Haan Greenhouses | Flanders Marine Institute

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De Haan Greenhouses

Until 2015, the VLIZ managed a greenhouse complex in the Nieuwmunster dunes near De Haan. It was accommodated for research related to coastal vegetation (dunes, salt marshes, polders). The complex consisted of three greenhouses, six seed beds and a basic laboratory.

The Coastal Division of the Agency for Maritime and Coastal Services (MDK) owned the greenhouses and the adjacent grounds, while VLIZ managed the infrastructure and took care of the coordination of the scientific programme.


Several publications, PhDs, thesisses are created based on research carried out in the former greenhouse complex: