Marine Station Ostend | Flanders Marine Institute

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Marine Station Ostend

The Marine Station Ostend (MSO) is in full development. In the MSO, multifunctional laboratories are being developed that are available to marine scientists. In addition, a storage depot is created and a space will be provided for public activities.

The Marine Station Ostend is housed in four former warehouses at the Halve Maan site on the Ostend east bank. The MSO will become the satellite laboratory by the sea for all Flemish marine scientists and is used within the scope of the European infrastructure networks LifeWatch and EMBRC.
Both wet, dry and molecular laboratories are installed in the warehouses. Multifunctional workrooms are being developed in partnership with the Ghent University research cluster Marine@UGent.
Storage space for data and research equipment is available as well. The MSO houses the core repository, a cold store (dimensions: 12 x 6 x 3m) for storing drill cores.
A technical workshop to maintain ROV Genesis and other VLIZ equipment is also located in the MSO.
One of the warehouses boasts a large space suitable for public activities.
The green space surrounding the warehouses will be converted into a dune garden.  

In case of questions regarding scientific installations and use, please contact André Cattrijsse by e-mail or by calling + 32 (0)59 34 21 39.

If you as a scientist make use of the marine scientific infrastructure and equipment made available by VLIZ, please refer to this in your publications, in particular when using the Marine Station Ostend.


How to reach the Marine Station Ostend

Address: Halve Maan site, Slipwaykaai 2, 8400 Oostende