HYDRO aisbl and the Flanders Marine Institute aisbl (VLIZ) are pleased to announce the third Dr Edouard Delcroix (1891-1973) Incentive Award, established in honour of the Belgian orthopaedic surgeon and pioneer in thalassotherapy.
This international scientific prize, with a value of 2.500 EUR, will from now on be awarded yearly to an early career researcher for an original scientific study on the links between oceans and human health.
The Dr Edouard Delcroix Incentive Award is reserved for candidates who recently (2019 or later) obtained their master's degree, from member states of the Council of Europe. Candidates are requested to submit their application form, scientific report and CV before 20 January 2022.
The aim of the Dr Edouard Delcroix Prizes is to foster fundamental and applied scientific research which makes a significant contribution to:
- an improved understanding of the actual and potential health benefits from marine and coastal ecosystems, e.g. the “Blue Gym” effect, marine biodiscovery, thalassotherapy and functional revalidation in seawater;
- a reduction in the burden of human diseases linked with marine environmental causes, e.g. harmful algal blooms and other biogenic toxins, eutrophication, transmission of pathogens and chemical pollutants and the impact of human activities such as aquaculture.
Information on the Dr Edouard Delcroix Incentive Award and the regulations are available online. http://www.vliz.be/en/dr-edouard-delcroix-prize