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Programme & Registration

Maritime and marine module

The maritime module (9-13/9) covers the engineering side of blue growth for example blue energy, coastal engineering, etc. The marine module (16/9-20/9) tackles marine ecosystems and their societal benefits e.g. aquaculture, marine spatial planning, litter, etc.

National students and professionals are allowed to attend a single module*. For international students it is strongly recommended to follow the entire program. This allows a submersion in the cross-disciplinary philosophy of Blue Growth.

IIn every module lectures explicitly cross over: e.g. the maritime module includes lectures on environmental impact while in the marine module, lectures and an interactive session are provided on the topic of offshore multi-use platforms looking beyond mere biotic and abiotic monitoring and experiments seeking innovative ways to integrate marine and maritime functionalities and applications e.g. blue energy.



Wind Energy
©ABB Thornton Bank

Wave Energy

Coastal Engineering

©Ocean Farming

Deep Sea

Oceans and Human Health

Blue Biotechnology

Multi-use platforms
©Lacroix and Pioch, 2011

Marine spatial planning

Tidal energy
©Fair Head project

©North Carolina Coastal Federation

Marine litter





2019 programme overview

9-13 Sep 2019, maritime module

Mon 9: Opening BGSS in company of DG Mare, De Blauwe Cluster, Marine Board

Tue 10 am: Coastal engineering lecture; Visit to the new facilities of Flanders Maritime Laboratory with the Ocean and Coastal Basin and towing tank

Tue 10 pm: Interactive session on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP Boad Game )

Wed 11: Wind energy lectures; group dinner

Thu 12: Wave & tidal energy lectures; Excursion

Fri 13 : Innovation & entrepreneurship lecture; In coop with TUA West & DAE Kortrijk, workshop & business examples, circular economy.

16-20 Sep 2019, marine module

Mon 16: Sustainable seafood lecture

Tue 17: Ocean pollution lecture; visit to Flanders Marine Institute

Wed 18: Deep sea mining lecture; Communication workshops

Thu 19: Ecosystem approach to fishery management; Visit to Flemish fish auction

Fri 20: Assignment final presentation by the students. Award ceremony & BGSS closur, associated with a job happening








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