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Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)

The  Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) is the Belgian partner in ASSEMBLE Plus. Belgian ASSEMBLE Plus infrastructure services are offered by

  • VLIZ 
  • MSO (the Marine Station Ostend) 
  • UGENT (the University of Gent)
 

Please click on the links above for information about Transnational Access to services offered by UGENT and by VLIZ and MSO.

VLIZ acts as the coordination and information platform for marine and coastal-related scientific research in Flanders and serves as an international contact point. VLIZ is a government-funded but autonomous institute with the legal status of a non-profit organisation. VLIZ has set up a strong collaborative network through 21 cooperation agreements with Flemish research groups and administrations, and integrates its activities in 7 national and 25 international networks. The core activities of VLIZ are: to provide the research vessel 'Simon Stevin' and other research equipment and infrastructure for common use; to run the data centre for the management and exchange of marine data and information; to expand the library, developing a collection of marine and coastal scientific literature; to manage an information desk and to provide policy-relevant scientific information.

VLIZ will offer TA and VA, will lead NA2, and participate in all networking activities and JRA3 and JRA4.

VLIZ buildings in Ostend

The VLIZ buildings in Ostend, Belgium

Research topics: 

Coordination and information platform for marine and coastal scientific research.

Acronym: 
VLIZ
Founded: 
1999
Director: 
Jan Mees
Owner: 
Flemish Government, Dept Economy, Science and Innovation
Employees: 
65
Address: 
Wandelaarkaai 7
8400 Oostende
Belgium
Location: 
Oostende
Parent Member Country: 
Belgium
EMBRC Partner: 

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