Annual report 2020 | Flanders Marine Institute

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

Annual report 2020

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 was being used in 2020 can be found here.

How was your gift used in 2020?

All activities realised in the past year thanks to The Sea as a Good Cause, VLIZ philanthropy, are summarised in an 'Annual Report for Donors' (only in Dutch). You can receive a printed version by sending your postal adress to .

Incomes in 2020

  • Projects and grants: 6.124 EUR (17%)
  • Membership fees: 19.260 EUR (54%)
  • Donations: 6.330 EUR (18%)
  • Sea&Science collection: 3.643 EUR (10%)
  • Other incomes: 328 EUR (1%)

Total: 35.785 EUR


Expenses in 2020

  • Brilliant Marine Research Ideas: 17.422 EUR (65%)
  • SeaWatch-B: 235 EUR (1%)
  • WoRMS-editors: 2.028 EUR (8%)
  • Fundraising: 2.391 EUR (9%)
  • Sea&Science collection: 3.125 EUR (12%)
  • Administration: 1.540 EUR (6%)

Total: 26.741 EUR


Transfer to 2021

Some amounts are reserved for expenses in 2021, i.e. the built up reserves of WoRMS editors and Marine Life in Chile, as well as the payment of the final amounts of the Brilliant Marine Research Idea grants 2020.
2020 was, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, not a year like any other. How we experienced this as The Sea as a Good Cause, can be read in this 'Annual Report for Donors' (only 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 values a code of ethics for 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 via a annual report for donors (only in Dutch).
  • 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.

You can contact us with any questions about the use of your gift.
Karen Rappé, contact Philanthropy VLIZ at +32-(0)59-34 14 94 or via .