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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
This project, 'Large scale experiments on wave energy converter farms to study the near-field effects between the converters and the far-field effects on other users in the coastal area' is coordinated by professor Peter Troch in a consortium of 7 international partners. It is testing a record breaking array of wave energy converters: the largest array worldwide (25 individual Wave Energy Converters or WECs in an array set-up) is under testing in the Danish Hydraulic Institute wave tank.   Wave Energy Converters (WECs) extract energy from ocean waves and have the... Read more
Friday, March 15, 2013
Marine Art was a unique outreach event and a collaboration between Flanders Marine Institute, the Academy of Fine Arts Ghent and researchers from the Marine@UGent consortium. Twenty-three marine topics, from pollution to building at sea, and ocean acidification served as inspiration for more than 1200 artists from the Academy, aged 6 to 85.   The project comprised of 3 stages:  (1) Art teachers visited the professo, specialised in a topic they were interested in, and were provided with detailed information (2) Professors, research assistants and scientists presented... Read more

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