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VLIZ data centre rewarded with IODE accreditation

Added on: 2019-03-20
The VLIZ data center, or the Flemish Marine Data Center (VMDC), is accredited as an IODE National Oceanographic Data Center. VMDC is only the 10th data center that receives this accreditation for marine data management and services. The IODE accreditation is the result of a collective effort by the entire data center and is a reward for the innovative and service-oriented work that the data center has delivered over the past two decades. ...

Ten most remarkable new marine species from 2018

Added on: 2019-03-19
Every day taxonomists are busy in labs, museums and the field, to collecting, cataloguing, identifying, comparing, describing and naming species new to science. Some 300 taxonomists globally contribute their valuable time to keeping the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS – www.marinespecies.org) up to date. Today 19 March, on World Taxonomist Appreciation day, we wants to celebrate our taxonomic editors for this important task with the publication of a top-ten list of marine species described in 2018. Nominated and voted for by our taxonomists! ...

AQUA-LIT: working with the aquaculture sector to prevent marine litter entering the sea

Added on: 2019-02-22
The aquaculture sector is growing rapidly worldwide, up to 8% per year. When culture activities take place in the sea or the coastal zone, there is a risk that parts of the installations will come loose or that operational materials end up as litter in the marine environment. Completely in line with the European objective to drastically reduce plastics in the sea, the AQUA-LIT project aims to develop a toolbox full of sustainable ideas and methods to reduce the share of marine litter from the aquaculture sector. ...

VLIZ library’s unique marine collection: for and by its users

Added on: 2019-02-01
The VLIZ library has written a new acquisition management plan. Aside from a description of the library’s history, the collection’s content and acquisition strategy are clearly defined. A new classification scheme is also proposed and the services are analyzed. The plan is an important step to professionalize, and to clarify the importance of the marine library for Flemish marine scientific research and ocean literacy. Input of interdisciplinary users is a unique feature in the forming of the collection. ...

Student job vacancies at VLIZ for summer 2019

Added on: 2019-01-29
Each year VLIZ recruits several students working for us in the months of July, August or September. Interested student employees may send a CV, letter of motivation and preference for period and activity or division on 30 April 2019 at the latest. ...

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