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Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research


VLIZ thanks all its donors sincerely for their support. With your gift we can push the boundaries in helping the seas and ocean! More information on how your donation is being used can be found here.

Annual report

All activities realised in the past year thanks to VLIZ philanthropy are summarised in an annual report.

Download the annual report for donors 2016 (only available in Dutch)


Your gift will be used to support projects that benefit the sea. You can rest assured that this is done transparently.

  • The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) vzw subscribes to the Code of Ethics of the Association for Ethics in Fundraising. You have a right to information.This means that donors, volunteers and staff are at least informed annually of what was done with the acquired funds.
  • You can see our complete financial statements on the website of the National Bank or on the website of the King Baudouin Foundation
  • Our accounts are audited annually by an independent auditor.


How is your gift being used?

Income in 2016

  • Projects and grants: 4.118,000 EUR (24%)
  • Membership fees: 9.525,00 EUR (55%)
  • Gifts: 1.789,95 EUR (10%)
  • Other income: 1.888,45 EUR (11%)

Total: 17.321,40 EUR

Expenses in 2016


  • Project SeaWatch-B: 3.155,72 EUR (18%)
  • Project WoRMS Editors: 1.258,77 EUR (7%)
  • Project Marine life Chile: 5.673,46 EUR (32%)
  • North-South programme: 4.753,50 EUR (27%)
  • Fundraising: 2.082,60 EUR (12%)
  • Administration: 776,3 EUR (4%)

Total: 17.657,34 EUR


You can contact us with any questions about the use of your gift.
Tina Mertens, contact Philanthropy VLIZ at +32-(0)59-34 21 33 or via