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Flemish Government, Environment, Nature and Energy, Flemish Environment Agency (VMM)
Native name
Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij
A. Van de Maelestraat 96
+32 (0)53 72 64 45
+32 (0)53 71 10 78
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organisation profile

The VMM is a Flemish government agency. All aspects of the environmental policy except product policy, protection of the North Sea and ionising radiation lie within the exclusive competence of the regions in Belgium. Environmental policy in Flanders is part of the policy domain Environment, Nature and Energy, for which the Flemish Minister of Environment, Nature and Energy is responsible. The VMM is an internally independent agency with powers of jurisdiction. The mission of VMM is to contribute to the realisation of the objectives of the environmental policy by: * preventing, limiting and eliminating the harmful effects to water systems and the atmosphere; * reporting on the state of the environment; * the realisation of the objectives of integrated water management. Moreover, the Flemish Environment Agency has an important role in motivating and stimulating a more environmentally friendly behaviour of the general public, industry and agricultural sector representatives. VMM also participates in international environmental policy. The extensive series of tasks include: water, air, MIRA (State of the Environment Reporting).

results in other services

  • Cruise summary report (CSR)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)

edmo metadata

EDMO record id
Collating centre
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Belgian Marine Data Centre (MUMM-BMDC)
Latest update
4 November 2011 11:22:09 AM