The Simon Stevin is the newest oceanic research vessel of the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ). The ship first set sail on 25 May 2012. The ship will be used for multidisciplinary oceanic research purposes, explaining the extensive number of instruments on board. The Simon Stevin will sail the Southern Bight of the Nord Sea and the Eastern part of the English Channel, executing mainly coastal oceanographic research.
PI: dr. Thanos Gkritzalis (Thanosg@vliz.be)