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2nd Coastal Ocean Basin Seminar

SEMNIAR: The Coastal & Ocean wave Basin (COB) in the Flanders Maritime Laboratory in Ostend (Belgium).

Recent groundbreaking innovations in experimental research in wave tank facilities. Following the first successful “COB seminar” on October 20th 2017, the consortium UGent – KU Leuven – Flanders Hydraulics Research is organizing on February 6th 2020 a second seminar focusing on recent innovations in experimental research in a wave tank facility.

During the second COB seminar, you will first get a status update of both the new wave basin “Coastal & Ocean Basin” (COB) and the shallow water towing tank of the Flanders Maritime Laboratory, followed by experiences of local and international recent innovations in wave tank research, presented by experts from industry, government and academia. Furthermore, we have three international keynote speakers who will present their experience with state-of-the-art achievements related to wave tanks. And subsequently local expertise and progress in state-of-the-art will be presented by various invited speakers. The seminar will be interesting for researchers, consultants, contractors, public servants and interested audience.

Together with the new towing tank, the COB forms the Flanders Maritime Laboratory, and has the ambition to be internationally active in areas such as coastal and offshore engineering, renewable ocean energy and building with nature.

You are kindly invited to the presentations and discussions on present available expertise in Flanders regarding large scale experimental test infrastructure such as wave tanks, and the importance of such test infrastructure in European and international research programs in support of government and industry. The seminar will be in English.

This seminar is free, but we request you to register before 31st of January 2020 via this link:

The detailed program will become available on this webpage.

  • 06/02/2020
  • Bluebridge - Wetenschapspark 1, 8400 Oostende
  • Organized by Ghent University, KU Leuven & Flanders Hydraulics Research