|The Fleet Division (Waterways and Marine Affairs Administration, Environment and Infrastructure Department of the Ministry of Flanders, Belgium) and the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ, Belgium) cooperate to organize scientific cruises with 'De Zeeleeuw' in the Belgian coastal waters and the Westerschelde estuary. (VLIZ)|
'Expeditie Zeeleeuw' promotes marine sciences by offering an ICT content platform aimed at 17 and 18 year-old students. These students will participate in a scientific problem-driven contest in 2005 that will focus on different aspects of marine science: biodiversity, climate change, cultural heritage, beach pollution, air pollution, marine pollution, fisheries, coastal planning, war munition dumps and shipping.
More than 500 marine scientists are involved in this project under the realms of the Flanders Marine Institute.