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Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)

The  Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) acts as the coordination and information platform for marine and coastal-related scientific research in Flanders and serves as an international contact point. The VLIZ is a government funded but autonomous institute with the legal status of a non-profit organization and employs 65 FTE’s. VLIZ 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. 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 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.

Research topics: 

Coordination and information platform for marine and coastal scientific research.

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

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