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Compendium for Coast and Sea 2018 and Coastal Portal launched!

Added on: 2018-12-08
With the launch of the Compendium for Coast and Sea 2018, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) has reached the third edition of this multifunctional guide for marine experts. Main aim is to encompass the dispersive information from the Flemish-Belgian marine sciences in a scientific and neutral way, but all publications were thoroughly revised – working intensively together with an extensive network of experts. A lot of attention was paid to improving the recognisability and user experience. New is the the Coastal Portal, a web portal for marine experts, where via a map of the Belgian North Sea customised data products and visualisations can be generated on a whole range of marine and coastal themes. ...

New multifunctional Flemish vessel being constructed: SIRIUS

Added on: 2015-01-19
On 19 December 2014, the Flemish Government approved the construction of a new multifunctional vessel for the North Sea. The SIRIUS will eventually replace the ZEEHOND, and will be operated by the Flemish shipping agency FLEET from Ostend on the North Sea. The new vessel will be used for search & rescue, sea fisheries control, installing and maintaining of buoys, hydrographic and hydrological measurements and surveys on the North Sea and Scheldt estuary, specific research assignments, trainings for Flemish maritime education, and other tasks that fit in a future-oriented North Sea and and port policy.