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Platform for marine research

Integrated Marine Information System

VLIZ developed an online information system to provide an overview of the marine scientific landscape in Flanders. Information on datasets, publications, persons and institutions is stored in a structured manner in this system. IMIS can be used at institutional level as well as at project level.


The information system centralises all information on marine sciences in Flanders: scientific C.V's, projects, publications, datasets... These (proffesional) personal data is actively collected for the public interest, to promote and initiate marine scientific research. All data in IMIS is covered by the VLIZ Privacy policy.

Some examples of application:

  • Open Marine Archive (OMA): full text disclosure of publications in the Open Marine Archive
  • Compendium for coast and sea
  • Belgian Marine Bibliography (BMB): disclosure of publications integrated in the  Belgian Marine Bibliography
  • ScheldeMonitor: portal on research and monitoring in the  Scheldt Estuary
  • WoRMS: online World Register of Marine Species
  • Within the frame of information management for different projects and institutes:

Statistics on the IMIS database: Evolution of records per module available in the informationsystem since 2000