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Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research


VLIZ is a membership organisation and welcomes anyone interested in coastal and marine scientific research to become a member.

Become a member

Students, researchers or professors at a university or research institution can become a member of VLIZ so as to be better informed of the different activities and results within Flemish and Belgian marine scientific research. As a supporting member, representatives of the business sector or government institutions can utilise VLIZ’s key position as well as the network of relations VLIZ has developed to promote collaboration with marine and maritime researchers. Teachers, guides and nature associations can also become a member to enjoy high-quality and customised literature and activities. If you live on the coast or if you are interested in anything related to the seas and oceans, we will gladly ensure efficient transfer of knowledge by means of our contacts with the Flemish and international research community.

This membership includes:

  • a yearly copy of the VLIZ annual report and the VLIZ-calendar;
  • a subscription to ‘De Grote Rede’ (three issues a year, Dutch only);
  • a subscription to our electronic publications, e.g. the weekly VLIZ Library Acquisitions List and the daily, weekly or monthly version of the VLIZINE newsletter;
  • occasional mailings of other VLIZ publications (VLIZ Special Publications, books, posters, etc.);
  • a subscription to the annual ‘Zeekrant’ newsletter (Dutch only);
  • discounts on seminars and conferences organised by VLIZ;
  • discounts on VLIZ Special Publications;
  • free use of the services of the VLIZ Library and Data Centre, with reduced fares for copies;
  • from 2016: the opportunity to subscribe to an exclusive member activity.

Moreover, the yearly membership fee is invested in projects that benefit the seas and oceans. After payment supporting members receive a membership card. Membership fees are:

  • EUR 10 for students;
  • EUR 30 for individual members;
  • EUR 40 for individual member + partner;
  • EUR 100 for institutional members.

You can find more information on membership in the Internal Rules for Members (Dutch only).

If you wish to become a member, please contact us by e-mail, phone or fax, or return the online registration form.

You can also become a VLIZ-member online by clicking the button below.

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