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14 Dec 2018
VLIZ launched Compendium for Coast and Sea 2018 and brand new Coastal Portal
The main aim is to bring together the dispersed information from the Flemish-Belgian marine sciences.

With the launch of the Compendium for Coast and Sea 2018, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) - EurOcean Member - has reached the third edition of this multifunctional guide for marine experts. The main aim is to bring together the dispersed information from the Flemish-Belgian marine sciences in a scientific and neutral way, but all publications were thoroughly reviewed– working intensively together with an extensive network of experts. A lot of attention was paid to improving the recognisability and user experience.

New is the Coastal Portal, a web portal for marine experts, where via a map of the Belgian North Sea customised data products and visualisations can be generated on a whole range of marine and coastal themes.

Below you will find an overview of the publications and novelties that are part of the Compendium for Coast and Sea 2018:

  • Indicator Report Marine Research and Innovation 2018: Trends and figures on marine research and marine innovation in Flanders and Belgium (English: digital & print | Dutch: digital & print);
  • Knowledge Guide Coast and Sea 2018: Information portal on the use of the coast and sea in Flanders and Belgium (English: digital | Dutch: digital & print);
  • Expert Guide Marine Research 2018: Portfolio of marine research in Flanders and Belgium (English: digital & print | Dutch: digital);
  • Catalogue Marine Research Infrastructure 2018: Overview of the available infrastructure for marine research in Flanders and Belgium (English: digital);
  • Marine Policy - Policy instruments and legislation 2018: Overview of the most pertinent international, European, federal and Flemish marine policy context (Dutch: digital, available from January);
  • Envelope: handy sheets that quickly guide the marine expert through the Compendium for Coast and Sea 2018 (English: print | Dutch: print);
  • The Coastal Portal (at the moment only available in Dutch: www.kustportaal.be; English version available in spring 2019): new online portal on the different uses and monitoring activities at sea and in the coastal zone (digital). The web portal will be systematically expanded in the future, both in terms of content and functionality.

Following the Open Access policy, all Compendium publications can now be freely consulted and downloaded via the Compendium website and via the catalogue of the VLIZ library (see links above).

Be sure to keep an eye on the newsfeed of the Compendium website or the Compendium Twitter account for announcements of future Compendium publications or applications.

Contact compendium@vliz.be for more information about the Compendium for Coast and Sea and its products.
 

Link: www.compendiumkustenzee.be/en

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