On Saturday, 6 June 2015, VLIZ celebrated the seas and Ocean with the Sea Festival "ZOUTBAD".
Despite the beautiful weather, 234 interested visitors came to CC de Grote Post in Ostend, where they enjoyed underwater films, learned through lectures and information booths at the Sea Market, but also took action during various workshops. Dirk Draulans moderated a Blue Café on coastal development, while others tasted a delicious seaweed burger.
|At the Sea Market: Wijnand Hubregsen of the Flemish Saviors Federation demonstrates how to save the life of a drowning man. © VLIZ (Hertz, Vivian)|
The festival was organised within the framework of the UN-recognized World Ocean Day and with the support of Sea for Society. The day after, ZOUTBAD continued in Brussels, where the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences was responsible for the organisation.