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News about Blue research

02/02/2023
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Kick-off Living Lab Raversijde

The Living Lab Raversijde, an innovative infrastructure for coastal protection research, officially opened its doors on February 2nd with a kick-off event held at InnovOcean Campus in Ostend.

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08/09/2022
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Carriage for towing tank

The carriage for the towing tank of Flanders Maritime Laboratory arrived end of August at Ostend Science Park.

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06/05/2022
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Everyone happy with the blue economy?

Based on sound scientific methods, UGent researchers and partners want to develop a toolbox that allows dialogue with citizens. By involving residents and tourist in our changing coastline, we create a basis of support for the often complex offshore projects such as coastal protection, blue food, port activities and coastal tourism. In this way, we aim to promote sustainable, economic activities that contribute to the transition of the Coastal Region.

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02/11/2021
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Multiple innovations tested at maritime test platform Blue Accelerator

The Blue Accelerator was already a testing ground for aquaculture. Construction of a solar park will start in 2021, as well as tests with alternative solar panel structures, to develop hybrid energy parks.

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22/09/2021

Blue Accelerator confirms its status as a major European test lab with new project

Oceans of Energy is planning to deploy a 3 MW off-shore floating PV array in the North Sea in the test zone managed by the team of the Blue Accelerator with headquarters at Bluebridge, Ostend Science Park. With the announcement of the new project, Blue Accelerator confirms its status as a major European test lab for new developments in marine or ocean energy.

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19/05/2021
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Water climate Hub at Ostend Science Park aims to tackle drought problems

A "Water Climate Hub" will be built at Ostend Science Park to strengthen research and innovation in sustainable water management. Flemish Minister of Economy and Innovation Hilde Crevits (CD&V) provides 3 million EUR for this project.

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03/07/2020
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Preparing a strong academic team to support the current and future Belgian offshore wind energy sector

Ghent University is proud to be the consortium leader of PhairywinD, a brand new offshore wind energy project. The main objective of this project is to prepare a community of nine PhD researchers from different Belgian knowledge institutes to tackle the current and future challenges of the Belgian offshore wind energy sector together.

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10/06/2020
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EMEC joins POM in blue research project

To introduce the Blue Accelerator maritime innovation and development platform to the European blue growth market, POM West Flanders called upon the expertise of the renowned European Marine Energy Centre.

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05/05/2020
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Project BlueMarine³.Com boekt mooie eerste resultaten

Het Blauwe Cluster ICON-project BlueMarine³.Com kan mooie eerste resultaten voorleggen.

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Events about Blue research

Ghent and Ostend
July 03 - July 14
Savethedate Summerschool July 2023 (005)

Blue Science & Technology Summer Training

Marine@UGent, partners and the EPIBOOST consortium are pleased to announce the next edition of the Blue Science & Technology Summer Training edition 2023. We offer a two-week intensive programme which will provide participants a strong foundation to further develop a career in the blue economy and life sciences.

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