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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.

The VLIZ Master Thesis Awards was awarded on Wednesday 21 March 2018 on the occasion of the annual VLIZ Marine Science Day at the MEC Staf Versluys, Kapelstraat 76, Bredene.

Best non-biological paper:

Romeinse zoutproductie in de civitas Menapiorum: Een studie naar het technologische proces op de zoutproductiesites aan de hand van het briquetage-aardewerk uit de regio Zeebrugge-Dudzele
Michiel Dekoninck (UGent Archeologie)

Best biological paper:

Potential Human Health Effects of Phycotoxins in Marine Bioaerosols
Emily Lodewijks (UGent, GhEnToxLab)

Staf Versluys, Kapelstraat 76, Bredene.

Former laureates