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Full programme VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day 2013 and preceding VLIZ mini-symposium - Register now!

Added on 2013-01-14
With a total of 80 abstracts submitted, we are sure the VLIZ young scientists' day 2013 on Friday 15 February is again a must to attend in order to know the latest marine research in our region. Registration is open now. NEW: this year the young scientists' day is preceded on Thursday afternoon (14 February) by the VLIZ mini-symposium 'Marine Observations in the Southern Bight of the North Sea ', where we want to present you the research and researchers from the institutions in the wider region of the Southern Bight of the North Sea.

14 February 2013 (13:30-17:10)
VLIZ mini-symposium 2013 ‘Marine Observations in the Southern Bight of the North Sea’
KHBO in Bruges

15 February 2013 (08:30-17:00)
VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day 2013
KHBO in Bruges

Registration: Since the number of seats is limited, we kindly ask you to register asap if you intend to participate in one or both events. Click here to register online.

Venue: Katholieke Hogeschool Brugge-Oostende (KHBO), Xaverianenstraat 10, 8200 Brugge

Programme VLIZ mini-symposium 2013:

13:00-13:30 Registration
Jan Mees (Flanders Marine Institute, VLIZ)
13:40-14:00Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Prof. Dr Jan Mees
14:00-14:20Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
Mr. Kees Camphuyzen
14:20-14:40Institute for Marine Resources & Ecosystem Studies (IMARES)
Dr. ir. Tammo Bult
14:40-15:00Laboratory of Oceanology and Geosciences of Wimereux (LOG)
Prof. Dr François Schmitt
15:00-15:30Coffee break
15:30-15:50Institut français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)
Dr Sandrine Vaz
15:50-16:10Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models (BMM)
Dr Kevin Ruddick
16:10-16:30National Oceanography Centre (NOC)
Dr Matthew Palmer
16:30-16:50Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS)
Dr Astrid Fischer

Programme VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day 2013:

08:30-09:00 Registration, Welcome coffee & mounting of posters
09:00-09.05 Welcome and introduction to the programme
Jan Mees (Flanders Marine Institute, VLIZ)
09:05-10:00Reflections on past, present and future challenges in deep-sea research
Ann Vanreusel (Ghent University, Marine Biology Section)
10:00-10:50SESSION I
  • Marine biotoxins in Brown crab (Cancer pagurus)
    Karen Bekaert
  • Modelling of hydrodynamic and morphological processes in the Scheldt Estuary with a new bed roughness model
    Qilong Bi
  • FLUXMAP: importance of sediment type and macrobenthic functional biodiversity for biogeochemical cycling in the Belgian part of the North Sea
    Ulrike Braeckman
  • Electrogenic bacteria leave a unique geochemical footprint in marine sediments
    Laurine Burdorf
  • Compositional changes in the microalgae communities of the Scheldt Estuary: a result of improving water quality?
    Evelyn Buyze
  • How ancient is the trait that increased levels of plasma ammonia serve as a signal for hyperventilation? A case study in an elasmobranch, the spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias)
    Gudrun De Boeck
  • Groundwater flow and saltwater distribution near a gully in the Zwin
    Gert-Jan Devriese
  • A brand new oil spill response tool for Belgium
    Valérie Dulière
  • Buried under the sand: 'Integrated geophysical mapping of ancient peat exploitation at Raversijde beach'
    Dimitrios Evangelinos
  • PCBs still sticking around
    Gert Everaert
    11:20-12:10SESSION II
  • All aboard: a valuable use for discards
    Emely Hanseeuw
  • Marsh development in Saeftinghe and impact on storage of storm water
    Sven Smolders
  • The impact of Electrotrawls on marine organisms
    Maarten Soetaert
  • Biomagnification of persistent organic pollutants in food webs from the Scheldt Estuary (Belgium)
    Evy Van Ael
  • The role of wind in hydrochorous mangrove propagule dispersal
    Tom Van der Stocken
  • Sediment profile imaging: an added value for Belgian marine research?
    Gert Van Hoey
  • An ecosystem approach towards beach spatial planning
    Sarah Vanden Eede
  • Genesis and evolution of the Ibiza slide
    Stef Vansteenberge
  • What strategic choices do fishermen make?
    Ruben Verkempynck
  • Oil spills: never mind the droplets
    Karel Viaene
  • 12:10-13:10Sandwich lunch
    13:10-13:25 Introduction to the afternoon programme
    Jan Mees (Flanders Marine Institute, VLIZ)
    13:25-14:10 Renewed marine sciences collaboration between Kenya and Belgium
    Jan Mees (Flanders Marine Institute, VLIZ) and Enock O. Wakwabi (KMFRI)
  • Poster presentations and competition (more than 60!)

  • Demonstrations of marine science activities by the VLIZ Marine Data and Information Centre (VMDC) and others
  • 16:30-16:50Presentations by the two winners of the 'VLIZ Thesis Award Marine Sciences 2012’ and by the winner of the ‘VLIZ North Sea Award 2012’
  • Migratory birds and the suitability of wetlands along the west coast of Greece: a preliminary analysis
    Joachim Teunen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Plant Biology and Nature Management)
  • Experimental validation of empirical design of a scour protection around monopiles under combined wave and current loading
    Nicolas Loosveldt & Kenneth Vannieuwenhuyse (Ghent University, Department of Civil Engineering, Bridges, Roads and Hydraulic Structures)
  • Optical in situ and geostationary satellite-borne observations of suspended particles in coastal waters'
    Griet Neukermans (University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Ocen Optics Research Laboratory)
  • 16:50-17:00Presentation of the awards by Carl Decaluwé, Governor of West-Flanders
  • Best oral award (by the public)
  • Best poster award (by the public)
  • VLIZ North Sea Award 2012
  • VLIZ Thesis Awards Marine Sciences 2012
  • 17:00Reception

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