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Laureats VLIZ Awards 2019 announced

Added on: 2020-03-20
Every year VLIZ awards several prizes to encourage innovative fundamental or applied research in all disciplines of marine sciences. Unfortunately, the 20th VLIZ Marine Science Day, on 18 March 2020, had to be cancelled due to measures to contain the Corona virus and the prizes could not publically presented. In this news item, we list all the winners of the VLIZ Awards 2019. We would like to congratulate them and hope that this prize is a push for them to continue their sound marine research!

VLIZ exceptionally closed to visitors due to Corona measures

Added on: 2020-03-19
Until further notice VLIZ - its offices on Wandelaarkaai, including the library and the Marine Station Ostende - is closed to visitors. Our employees are available by email or phone.

The ten most remarkable new marine species from 2019

Added on: 2020-03-19
Today 19 March we celebrate all taxonomists: those who are busy day-to-day with discovering and describing new species. Many creatures living in our ocean are still unknown to humankind! Every year, the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) holds an election among its 500 contributing experts for their favorite newly discovered species. Check the list of their "darlings" and the story behind their discovery and naming! ...

Student job vacancies at VLIZ for summer 2020

Added on: 2020-01-28
Each year VLIZ recruits several students working for us in the months of July, August or September. Interested student employees can submit their application via the online form until 30 April 2020. In the first half of May you will be contacted by the HR department. ...

VLIZ develops robot to validate satellite measurements

Added on: 2020-01-28
Scientists use satellite data to gain better insight in algal blooms and sediment transport in coastal waters. Occasionally they have to check the accuracy of this data against measurements made at the spot - at the sea surface - and eventually correct for errors. Traditionally marine scientist undertake expeditions with a research vessel to measure the actual situation. Within the project Hypermaq, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) developed an automated way of working and created the robot system PANTHYR. This robot is able to collect autonomously more data at sea than was ever possible. A follow-up project now aims at unrolling a network of these robots worldwide. ...

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