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Thursday, November 12, 2020
The Flemish and Dutch Ministers Crevits (FL) and Van Engelshoven (NL) discussed science and research policy at the Digital Flemish-Dutch Summit last Wednesday 4th November. This was an important topic on the agenda, considering the recent developments on both sides of the border. A new Delta Knowledge Centre for water, food and energy will be created in Vlissingen and Flanders is pushing forward with initiatives such as Marine@UGent, the inter-university platform for resource recovery CAPTURE and the Blue economy research campus on Ostend Science Park.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Interested to bood the development of the Blue Economy in Ostend? Check the website to see the vacancy in Dutch. We look forward to your application!
Friday, August 28, 2020
UGent, Brevisco, ILVO, and Jan De Nul teams sailed out during the summer and successfully set out the first flat oyster (Ostrea edulis) aquaculture structures and restoration tables in the Belgian part of the North Sea.  
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Catch the wave of offshore wind & acquire a broad knowledge from a technological and multidisciplinary perspective. Ghent University offers a new post-academic course on offshore wind energy at Ostend Science Park (13 October 2020 - 25 May 2021).
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Sustainable management and use of the marine environment is a major challenge today. This is mainly because human activities continue to increase and become more varied. Within the context of the Sustainable Marine Ecosystem Services (SUMES) project, funded by the Flemish government, Flemish scientists, entrepreneurs and The Blue Cluster are joining forces to develop an extensive tool to assess the positive and negative impact of human activities on the marine environment. The ultimate goal is to boost innovation in the blue sectors in Flanders by optimizing our ocean... Learn more
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Ocean multi-use can potentially contribute to a more sustainable and efficient use of ocean resources, and provide tangible economic and environmental benefits. UNITED will promote ocean multi-use through the installation of real-world demonstration pilots, exploring technical, regulatory, economic, social and environmental requirements and impacts.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
There is a growing interest in aquaculture in Flanders as well. However, local aquaculture initiatives always suffer from a lack of sufficient, high-quality starting material (traces of seaweed, seed of shellfish, post larvae of shrimps,...). In the Blue Cluster ICON project BlueMarine³.Com, six Flemish companies and the University of Ghent join forces to take up this challenge, with special attention for the local conditions in Flanders and a focus on sustainable, integrated breeding systems.
Friday, February 28, 2020
Ghent University, POM West Flanders and the Port of Oostende joined forces to create a new science park aimed at attracting new businesses involved in the marine or maritime.
Monday, August 24, 2015
The MARES Consortium and EuroMarine Network are pleased to invite you to participate in the second Mares Conference on Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
During a site visit in the harbor of Ghent (23 March 2015), we had the opportunity to meet with the Québec delegation (ambassador) in order to discuss future collaborations between Flanders and Québec, especially within the fields of marine and maritime sciences.   Were present at the meeting : Michel Audet (Director General of Quebec in Brussels); Frédéric Tremblay (Dir. Bilateral affairs); Baudouin van Rijckevorsel (Economic Affairs), Stéphanie Franssen (Att. Bilateral Affairs), Aurélie Duchateau (DIV), Daan Schalck (ceo Havenbedrijf Gent), Dirk Vernaeve (... Learn more
Friday, February 27, 2015
Published paper: Gelatinous zooplankton in the Belgian part of the North Sea and the adjacent Schelde estuary: Spatio-temporal distribution patterns and population dynamics  
Friday, February 27, 2015
Recently, the news magazine Knack published an article (28/01/2015) on the importance of reefs build by the polychaete worm Lanice conchilega for the surrounding ecosystem. In Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Bart De Smet (Marine Biology Research Group) and colleagues provided more evidence on the key role of this bio-engineer for commercially important species such as shrimp and flatfish. You can find the article in Dutch here.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
At the 15th edition of the FEA Research Symposium at Ghent University, Brecht Devolder was the winner of two awards (supervisors: Prof. Peter Troch and Prof. Pieter Rauwoens): Poster Laureate selected by the Poster Award Committee & Best poster Award presented by Doctoral Schools.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Prof. Peter Troch and Prof. Andreas Kortenhaus have joined the editorial board of the leading international journal, 'Coastal Engineering'.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Published paper: Characterising the middle Miocene Mi-events in the Eastern North Atlantic realm: A first high-resolution marine palynological record from the Porcupine Basin. Picture: Unipontidinium
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Published paper: Norepinephrine and dopamine increase motility, biofilm formation, and virulence of Vibrio harveyi
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
​Published paper: Protocol for quantitative shape analysis of deformities in early larval European seabass Dicentrarchus labrax
Friday, December 5, 2014
Published paper: The link between meiofauna and surface productivity in the Southern Ocean
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Published paper: Antarctic shallow water benthos in an area of recent rapid glacier retreat
Friday, November 28, 2014
Published paper. The first study which focuses on the effect of L. conchilega reefs on the entire bentho-pelagic community at two different locations.