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Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

Networks

One of VLIZ’s most important tasks is to network with people from different backgrounds who are active in marine and coastal sciences. Every year VLIZ organises numerous events and consultations to achieve this. VLIZ is also active in numerous national and international formal networks.  

National networks

The most important national networks in which VLIZ participates are:

  • Adviescommissie PIO Paardenmarkt
  • Adviescommissie VNR Knokke-Heist en Westkust (ANB)
  • Complex Project Kustvisie (Kustvisie): lid Beleidscommissie en verslaggever Technisch-Wetenschappelijke Commissie (TWC)
  • Convenant Duurzame Visserij Werkgroep Kust - Subwerkgroep Vorming en opleiding
  • De Blauwe Cluster (Blauwe Cluster): waarnemend lid Raad van Bestuur, lid Stuurgroep, voorzitter wetenschappelijke adviesraad (WAR)
  • Expertengroep Infrastructuur – TUA West (TUA West)
  • Federale Raad voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling - Federal Council for Sustainable Development Belgium (FRDO-FCSS)
  • Flanders Environmental Library Network (FELNET)
  • Haven Oostende (Port of Oostende): Raad van Bestuur
  • Industriële Adviesraad KULeuven
  • IkHebEenVraag.be consortium (KBIN)
  • KVAB onderscheidingen wetenschapscommunicatie (KVAB)
  • Maatregelenprogramma Kaderrichtlijn Mariene Strategie van de Dienst Marien Milieu
  • Marien Ruimtelijk Plan langetermijnvisie 2050
  • Mariene Biotechnologie Platform Vlaanderen (MBPV)
  • Monumentenwacht (Monumentenwacht)
  • Nationale en Vlaamse werkgroep Marien Zwerfvuil
  • NAVIGO Wetenschappelijke Adviesgroep (NAVIGO)
  • Netwerk van het Vlaams Europees Verbindings Agentschap (VLEVA)
  • Stuurgroep Noordzee en Oceanen (MNZ)
  • Stuurgroep Surveillance, early warning and rapid response – Invasive Alien Species
  • Strategische stuurgroep van het Vlaams Aquacultuurplatform (SSAQ)
  • Think Tank North Sea (TTNS)
  • Vlaams Europa Platform (VEP) inclusief Working Groups on Horizon Europe (WG1), Pan-European initiatives and collaborations (WG2), Open Science (WG4), Digitalisation (WG5)
  • Vereniging Leraars Aardrijkskunde (VLA)
  • Vereniging Onderwijs in de Biologie (VOB)
  • Vlaams FWO-NCP: European Liaison Officers network (ELO)
  • Vlaamse Kenniscentrum voor Citizen Science (SCIVIL)
  • Vlaamse Unesco Commissie (VUC)
  • Vlaamse Vereniging voor Bibliotheek-, Archief-, en Documentatiewezen (VVBAD)
  • VLIR Lerend netwerk
  • Werkgroep Kust
  • WetenschapsInformatieNetwerk van de Vlaamse overheid (WIN)
  • ZEEBteam Provincie

 

International networks

The most important international networks in which VLIZ participates are:

  • Catalogue of Life Global Team, Editorial Board, Board of Directors (Catalogue of Life)
  • Coastal Wiki Editorial Board (Coastal Wiki)
  • Editorial board of Global Ocean Science Report van IOC-UNESCO (GOSR)
  • European Association of Aquatic Sciences Libraries and Information Centres (EURASLIC)
  • European Census of Marine Life (EuroCoML)
  • European Centre for Information on Marine Science and Technology (EurOcean)
  • European Marine Biodiversity Observatory System (EMBOS)
  • European Marine Board (representative of the Research Foundation – Flanders) (EMB)
  • European Marine Board Communications Panel (EMBCP)
  • European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA)
  • EU MSP network, Ocean Governance network
  • European network of Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning (MARBEF+)
  • European Network of Marine Research Institutes and Stations (MARS)
  • European Parliament InterGroup on Climate Change and Biodiversity (CCBD)
  • European Parliament InterGroup on Seas and Ocean (SEARICA)
  • European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN): active member in WG Blue Growth and WG BioEconomy
  • European Research Vessel Organisation (ERVO)
  • Executive Committee of the European Register of Marine Species (ERMS)
  • Executive Council and General Assembly of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO
  • Global Ocean Science Report-II: co-author, reviewer and member of the editorial board
  • Global Sea Level Observing System Network (GLOSS)
  • Group of European Data Experts in Research Data Alliance (GEDE-RDA)
  • ICES Data and Information Group (ICES - DIG)
  • ICES Working Group on Biodiversity Science (ICES - WGBIODIV)
  • ICES working group on Marine Litter & Microplastics (WGML)
  • ICES Working Group on Recreational Fisheries Surveys (ICES – WGRFS)
  • ICES Working Group on the History of Fish and Fisheries (ICES - WGHIST)
  • INSPIRE Thematic Working Group on Biogeographical Regions, Habitats and Biotopes and Species Distributions (INSPIRE)
  • Integrated Carbon Observation System Marine Station Assembly (ICOS)
  • Integrated Carbon Observation System Oceanographic Thematic Centre meeting (ICOS)
  • International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN)
  • International Research Ship Operators (IRSO)
  • IOC Expert Group on Ocean Capacity Development: and chair of Task Team on Clearinghouse Mechanism for the Transfer of Marine Knowledge
  • IODE Group of Experts on Biological and Chemical Data Management and Exchange Practices (IODE - GE-BICH)
  • IODE Network of National Oceanographic Data Centres (IODE NODC)
  • Joint IAMSLIC/IODE Group of Experts on Marine Information Management (IAMSLIC/ IODE GE-MIM)
  • Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans)
  • JPI Oceans reference expert group on marine spatial planning (JPI Oceans)
  • LifeWatch National Centers netwerk (LifeWatch - LiNC)
  • Marine Observation and Data Expert Group (MODEG) within the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet)
  • National Marine Educators Association US (NMEA)
  • News & Information Group of the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO - News & Information Group)
  • Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS)
  • Ocean Communicators United (OCU)
  • Ocean Economy Working Group events and network (OECD)
  • Ocean Tracking Network (OTN)
  • Oceans Past Initiative (OPI)
  • Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO)
  • Sea Data Network (SeaDataNet II)
  • SeaWeb Europe - Jury concours Olivier Roelinger (SeaWeb)
  • Species 2000 (Species 2000)
  • Steering Committee of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC)
  • Steering Committee of the Flemish UNESCO Trust Fund (FUST)
  • Steering Committee of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
  • UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development: global planning meeting, implementation plan, science plan
  • Vlaams-Nederlandse Scheldecommissie m.e.r. (VNSC)
  • Working Group on Invasive Alien Species (WGIAS)
  • World Data System of the International Council for Science (ICSU - WDS)

VLIZ employees furthermore participate in various guidance groups and end-user committees of several research projects such as LECOFISH, CLIWATBEES - ECOPLAN, WAKO-II.