Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)

Expert(s) : (mr) dr Jan SEYS, spokesman VLIZ ; and (mrs) dr Ann-Katrien LESCRAUWAET, International Relations VLIZ
Oostende, Belgium
Type of member : Research Performing Organisation (non-academic) and marine research platform (for Flanders)
Sea basin :
  • Atlantic Ocean (including North Sea)
  • International (other sea-basins / ocean)
Topics :
  • Climate and the ocean
  • Healthy and clean ocean
Environmental domains :
  • Marine/Ocean
  • coastal; estuarine
Main activities :
  • Marine Science / Research
The Flanders Marine Institute promotes marine knowledge creation and excellence through sound interdisciplinary research about the ocean, seas, coast and tidal estuaries. We do this in close collaboration with other (marine) research groups, citizens, policy makers and industrial partners in Flanders, Belgium, and through international collaboration. VLIZ creates new opportunities by initiating and conducting research in collaboration with academic and industrial partners. The provision of services to the marine research community, educators, the public at large, policymakers and the industry is a central focus. As a partner in various projects and networks, we promote the international image of Flemish marine research and international marine education.