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Outreach matters!

Marine@UGent scientists believe that outreach matters. That is why we are involved in several outreach projects! 4 projects this week: 


The 'Smaakboot' is a historic ship that makes a culinary journey between two anchor cities on a daily basis between 13 and 23 November. The 40 passengers who won a ticket, enjoy a three-coarse lunch with Belgian fish. A top chef prepares this delicious menu, and scientists and fishermen tell passengers something about sustainable fish and fishing. Our scientists will talk about sustainable fish on 20, 22 and 23 November. Read all about it on http://www.smaakboot.be/ (in Dutch). 

Every day you can win the last tickets on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WeekVanDeSmaak





Biologists will be present on the science festival in the Vooruit, Ghent (Sunday 23 November), where they will have a stand focussed on aquaculture. How much do you know about aquaculture? Is 5 kg fish required to grow 1 kg of salmon? Is farmed fish full of antibiotics? Does aquaculture have a detrimental impact on the environment? Is pangasius farmed under unhealthy conditions, in a dirty pond? Come and find out!

Do you taste the difference between wild and farmed sea bass? Which do you prefer? Our scientists will let you taste. Read more on http://www.waarofnietwaar.be (in Dutch).

When? Sunday 23 November, 13-17u (science festival). Where? Vooruit, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, Ghent. Free! 




Also on Sunday 23 November, biologists will play games with kids (age: 9-12) to learn them something about sustainable fish. This is organized for the 'Week of Taste' (Week van de Smaak) and will take place in Eetcafé Toreke in Ghent. Read more about it here (in Dutch). While the kids are playing, parent can taste fish and chips! 

When? Sunday 23 November, 16-17h, 17h30-18h30, 19-20h. Where? Eetcafé Toreke, Vlotstraat 22, Ghent. Free!








Visit - for the very first time! - the Marine Station in Ostend from the Flanders Marine Institute on Sunday 23 November. For the 'Day of science', you can: 

- dive virtually to the deep sea with the underwater robot Genesis

- discover the microscopic life in a drop of seawater

- discover the most eccentric animals in the Curiosity Cabinet ... And much more! 

When? Sunday 23 November, 10-17h. Where? Slipwaykaai 2, Ostend.

Read more (in Dutch).