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Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Legal Status
Research organisation
Location
Wandelaarkaai 7 (entrance: warehouse 48), InnovOcean site, Ostend, PO: 8400 (Belgium)
Structure
Type Of RI
Distributed, Mobile
Coordinating Country
Belgium
Nodes
Provider Country:
Belgium
Marine Station Ostend (MSO) | Oceanographic Research Vessel Simon Stevin (RV Simon Stevin) | RIB Zeekat
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 1999
Scientific Description
The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) promotes accumulation of marine knowledge and excellence in marine research in Flanders. The marine research areas are the ocean and seas, the coast and the tidal systems. The target groups for knowledge accumulation are the marine research community as well as educational institutions, the general public, policymakers and the industry (within the scope of the blue economy).

RI Keywords
Marine Observations, Marine, Research vessel, Marine science, Oceanographic, Marine Research, Multidisciplinary, Marine and coastal research, ROV, Marine biology
Classifications
RI Category
Environmental Health Research Facilities
Biological/Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology/Nanotechnology Research Facilities
In situ Marine/Freshwater Observatories
Scientific Domain
Engineering and Energy
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biological and Medical Sciences
Chemistry and Material Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Health and Food
Environment
Services
Scientific Diving Team

VLIZ has a scientific diving team consisting of seven members, supplemented with about five volunteers, all in the possession of the required diving certificates to perform scientific diving operations in the North Sea and the inland waters. The diving team is equipped with modern diving gear and safety equipment.

data or assistance with data management
Equipment
Aeolian sand transport measuring system
Fish sorting table
Multi-transducer sub-bottom echosounder
Cohesive Strength Meter (CSM)
Sediment profile imaging (SPI)
Carrousel with six Niskin bottles
Vertical plankton net - WP2
HydroFIA alkalinity system
multi-corer vibrocorer
Video plankton recorder
Neuston net
Batcorder
Water tanks for marine organisms
hyperbenthic sledge
Methane sensor
Sensor network for large birds
Fish acoustic receiver network
Video frame
Flow cytometer
Singlebeam sonar
Tripode
Bongo net
Scatter and transmission meter LISST-100/200X
Portable Multibeam Sonar System
Core Repository
Secchi disc
Van Veen grab
CTD
Otter trawl
Niskin bottle
Augmented Reality Sandbox
Apstein net
zooSCAN
Multibeam sonar
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Genesis
two binocular compound microscopes (Leica DM500 and DM1000)
Underway data acquisition system onboard the RV Simon Stevin
two stereomicroscopes (Leica M80 and M205a)
Fluorimeter
Reineck box corer
Hamon grab
Automated Infra-Red Inorganic Carbon Analyzer (AIRICA)
Wilson auto-siever
MIK-net
CalCoFi plankton net
FlowCAM
Book scanner
plankton pump
Sieving table
Beam Trawl
Go-flo bottle
Gilson Dredge
Cryofreezer - 80°C
Collaborations
Networks
European Research Vessels Operators (ERVO)
Eurofleets (FP7)
Date of last update: 09/10/2018