VLIZ Members Day 2018 | Flanders Marine Institute

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VLIZ Members Day 2018

Every year General Director Jan Mees and his team invite all its members for a VLIZ members’ day to thank the loyal members for their years of support and to get to know the newer members better.

On Friday 22 June 2018, VLIZ organizes a unique event for its members in the Marine Station Ostend.

The theme of this edition is VLIZ philanthropy and the projects realized thanks to donations and membership fees. Marine scientists and VLIZ staff will tell you by means of info booths about these realisations. From cable bacteria up to killer whales, from antifouling paints over the healthy benefits of sea air, .... a wide range of interesting topics will be covered. VLIZ offers you a reception afterwards.

The event is mainly in Dutch.


18h-19h: Registration & welcome drink

19h-21h: Info sessions

  • SeaWatch-B and the results of the Big Shell Counting Day
  • What is the influence of sea water and sea air on our health?
  • A seabed full of electricity thanks to cable bacteria
  • The development of a test platform for antifouling paints
  • The secrets of the killer whales in Chili unraveled
  • Travel grants for promising young marine scientists from the South
  • Textile with a heart for the sea

21h-22h30: Reception


Marien Station Oostende
Halve Maan Site
Slipwaykaai 2
8400 Oostende

Free for VLIZ members

This evening is offered free of charge to all VLIZ members. Nonmembers are also welcome provided a fee of 10 euros. Alternatively, you can still become a member in the framework of this interesting event.

Become a VLIZ member


Registration is necessary, no later than June 19, 2018.

Register here