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Cutting edge technology to enhance the habitats of key fish species

Added on: 2021-03-12
A cross-Channel partnership will use innovative underwater acoustic tracking technology to identify the environmental conditions a range of important marine species need in order to thrive. The €4million FISH INTEL project, supported by €2.8million from the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England programme, will focus on a series of sites along the coastlines of southern England, northern France and Belgium. ...

Explore Flanders Blue Research and Innovation system

Added on: 2021-03-02
Today, on the eve of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), Flanders takes stock of its true maritime identity, its broad expertise, long-standing traditions, maritime skills and capacities. It reaches out to share these and shape strong and far-reaching collaborations based on ocean science, knowledge and innovative approaches. A new publication 'Gearing up our blue knowledge - Tackling ocean challenges in the UN Decade of Ocean Science' invites you to explore the Flanders Blue Research and Innovation system.

LifeWatch Flanders ready for a new start to next level

Added on: 2021-02-10
Did you know Flanders has been able to develop a unique set of biodiversity data systems and observation infrastructure? And that these services are consulted daily by hundreds to thousands of users worldwide? This achievement was possible due to the many years (2012-2020) of commitment by the Flemish government to the European LifeWatch ESFRI infrastructure – an ambitious project to support European biodiversity and ecosystem research. The Flemish LifeWatch Consortium is now receiving extra funding to take this infrastructure to a next level. ...

Construction of the InnovOcean Campus on schedule

Added on: 2021-01-26
Barely 7 months after laying the foundation stone of the new InnovOcean Campus in Oostende the shell of the six-storey building is a fact. The boards of ILVO and VLIZ visited the site in the presence of the contractor. They were assured that the construction is well on track to move into the new campus in the autumn of 2022. ...

MISSION ATLANTIC aims for first integrated ecosystem assessment for the Atlantic Ocean

Added on: 2021-01-18
Ocean experts from Europe, Brazil, South Africa, Canada and the US join forces to map and assess both current and future risks from climate change, disasters and human impact on the entire Atlantic ecosystems. ...

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