VLIZ Scientific Awards
The VLIZ Science Awards honour the work of (young or experienced) marine researchers. By doing so, VLIZ wants to encourage them to continue making high-quality scientific contributions in the future and to promote marine science research in Flanders and in the North Sea.
North Sea Award
VLIZ presents an annual award at the VLIZ Marine Science Day to encourage innovative fundamental or applied research. This research should focus on studying the structure, functioning and/or sustainable management of the coastal and marine ecosystem including dunes and estuaries. All science disciplines and categories (alpha, beta and gamma) are eligible.
Master Thesis Award
Every year, the VLIZ awards two prizes to crown graduation works at a Belgian university, or graduation works by Belgian students at a foreign educational institution. Both fundamental and applied research topics in all branches of marine sciences are eligible. One of the two prizes is reserved for a climate-oriented thesis.
Bachelor Thesis Award
Every year, the VLIZ awards a prize to crown a professional bachelor's thesis at a Belgian college of higher education (bachelor's programme), or a professional bachelor's thesis by a Belgian student at an international educational institution. Both fundamental and applied research topics in all branches of marine sciences are eligible.
Dr. Edouard Delcroix Award
HYDRO vzw and the Flemish Institute for the Sea are awarding two prizes to honour scientific research in the broad field of the ocean and human health. A first award concerns the international scientific Prize Dr Edouard Delcroix, a triennial international scientific prize worth EUR 40,000 awarded to a researcher or research group. The prize was established in honour of Dr Edouard Delcroix (1891-1973), Belgian orthopaedic surgeon and pioneer of thalassotherapy. In addition, since 2020, HYDRO vzw and the VLIZ honour a young scientist at the start of his/her research career with the Dr Edouard Delcroix Encouragement Prize worth EUR 2,500.