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Dr Edouard Delcroix Prize

HYDRO vzw and the Flanders Marine Institute vzw (VLIZ) organise the international triennial scientific Dr Edouard Delcroix Prize, to award a scientific study on the links between ocean and human health.

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The Dr Edouard Delcroix Prize is an international scientific prize, with a value of 25 000 EUR, which will be awarded to a researcher or a research team for a scientific study on the links between ocean and human health. The prize has been established in honour of Dr Edouard Delcroix (1891-1973), Belgian orthopaedic surgeon and pioneer in thalassotherapy. A Dr Edouard Delcroix Incentive Award, with a value of 2 500 EUR, will reward for the second time the work of an early career scientist.

The aim of the Dr Edouard Delcroix Prizes is to foster fundamental and applied scientific research which makes a significant contribution to:

  • an improved understanding of the actual and potential health benefits from marine and coastal ecosystems, e.g. the “Blue Gym” effect, marine biodiscovery, thalassotherapy and functional revalidation in seawater;
  • a reduction in the burden of human diseases linked with marine environmental causes, e.g. harmful algal blooms and other biogenic toxins, eutrophication, transmission of pathogens and chemical pollutants and the impact of human activities such as aquaculture.

The leaflet of the Dr Edouard Delcroix Prize can be downloaded here.

The submission deadline for the next award has been extended to 31 January 2020. You can download the regulations on this link. The participation form is found here.

The Award Ceremony for the laureates of the Dr Edouard Delcroix Prize 2019 takes place on 30 March 2020 in Brussels, as part of the international People, Health and the Ocean Conference. More information will be provided as soon as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 episode, the SOPHIE conference in Brussels is canceled. Therefore, the presentation of the prize Dr. Edouard Delcroix does not take place on 30 March 2020.

Previous laureates and prize presentations

Further information can be obtained from:
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ)
InnovOcean site
Wandelaarkaai 7, 8400 Oostende, België.
Tel.: + 32-(0)59-34 21 30
Fax: + 32-(0)59-34 21 31