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Master Thesis Award

Every year VLIZ awards two prizes for theses written at a Flemish university or college, or written by a Flemish researcher at a non-Flemish institution. Both fundamental and applied research in all branches of marine sciences is taken into consideration.

The annual VLIZ Master Thesis Awards are aimed at recognising and rewarding the work of meritorious young marine researchers. This way VLIZ hopes to encourage them to continue to provide high-quality scientific contributions in the future and to promote marine scientific research in Flanders.

Have you graduated as a marine scientist at a Flemish university or university college in the past academic year, or are you a Flemish graduate at at a non-Flemish research institution? Are you proud of your marine or coastal thesis? Then put yourself up for the VLIZ Master Thesis Award!

Every year the best biological and non-biological paper is selected. The prizes amount to EUR 500 each and are reserved for young researchers who have been graduated for no more than two years at a Flemish university or college, or to Flemish young researchers who graduated from an international university or college (graduation in the past two years). More information on the selection procedure and the criteria for taking part can be found in the regulations. In order to participate, please fill in the online application form.

The VLIZ Master Thesis Awards were awarded on Wednesday 13 March 2019 on the occasion of the annual VLIZ Marine Science Day at the MEC Staf Versluys, Kapelstraat 76, Bredene (Belgium).

Best non-biological thesis:

Sewage-derived resort runoff threatens coral reefs? A pilot isotopic assessment of nitrogen at Pulau Redang, Malaysia
Liam Lachs (Tropimundo)

Best biological thesis:

Conservation and consumption of sea turtle eggs in Redang Island, Peninsular Malaysia
Meenakshi Poti (Tropimundo)

Former laureates