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The challenges and opportunities of marine carbon accounting in the North Sea

Added on: 2023-01-11
The latest policy informing brief by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) highlights the concept of carbon accounting within the marine context. What are the main challenges and opportunities? What is the potential climatic importance of sediment-bound organic carbon in shallow seas, such as the North Sea? What role can the Oceans Network of the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) play in promoting workable and reliable marine carbon accounting practices? You can read all about it in this publication, downloadable from the VLIZ website. ...

Join the Belgium National Decade Committee hosted by VLIZ!

Added on: 2022-12-14
On December 2nd the Belgium National Decade Committee (NDC) was launched during the VLIZ Open Scientific Committee at the InnovOcean Campus. The NDC was presented to all marine research groups and broader group of stakeholders in Belgium by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) who was designated to host the secretariat of this Decade Committee for Belgium and Flanders. Participants from private and public sectors were present, including among others, Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of Flanders (EWI), Agency for Maritime and Coastal Services (MDK), Provincial Development Agency of West Flanders (POM WVL), Blue Cluster, maritime companies, European Marine Board, and NGOs. ...

'Blue building' InnovOcean Campus inaugurated

Added on: 2022-12-07
On Monday 5 December, ILVO, VLIZ and its partners officially moved into the brand new InnovOcean Campus at Jacobsenstraat 1 in Ostend. The inauguration, in the presence of Hilde Crevits, Flemish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Fisheries, was attended by more than a hundred prominent figures and staff members. ...

Convince us of your brilliant research idea and claim a 5000 euro grant

Added on: 2022-10-25
The Sea as a Good Cause offers no less than 6 (!) grants, of 5000 euro each, for young, original-thinking marine researchers. PhD students and junior postdocs in Flanders, as well as PhD students from the South, who dare to think outside the box, are eligible for this research funding. Deadline for submitting your proposal is 27 January 2023. ...

Call for the VLIZ Marine Science Awards 2022

Added on: 2022-10-19
Have you recently graduated as a bachelor or master with a thesis on a marine research topic? Or have you lately obtained a PhD in a marine scientific discipline in a country bordering the North Sea? Then you can apply for one of the three scientific prizes of the Flanders Marine Institute: the VLIZ Professional Bachelor Thesis Award 2022, the VLIZ Master Thesis Award 2022 or the VLIZ North Sea Award 2022. Candidates can register until 31 December. ...

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