Kick-off event "North Sea Aquaculture"

Kick-off event "North Sea Aquaculture"

On May 22nd of 2017 Ghent University and the Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Research (ILVO), together with 7 private partners (Belwind, Brevisco, C-Power, Colruyt Group, DEME Group, Lobster Fish and Sioen Industies) and a third research institute (OD Natuur) presented their project “North Sea Aquaculture” to the press and the larger public.

Below you will find a selection of pictures from the event. For more information on the project, feel free to read the following article: http://www.aqua.ugent.be/our-turbulent-north-sea-suitable-aquaculture.

UGent Rector Prof. Anne De Paepe, Prof. Peter Bossier (UGent) and Dr. ir. Margriet Drouillon (UGent), admiring the mussel line demo (© Geert Van de Wiele, UGent)
Frederik Bauwens (DEME Group NV), Dr. ir. Margriet Drouillon (UGent), Jaak Rutten (C-Power NV), Frank Verschraegen (DEME Group NV) and Johan Maes (DEME Group NV), heading towards the auditorium (© Geert Van de Wiele, UGent)
UGent Rector Prof. Anne De Paepe, welcoming everyone to the event (© Hilde Christiaens, UGent)
Joris Relaes (ILVO) (© Hilde Christiaens, UGent)
Patricia De Clercq, elaborating on the governmental support to our project (© Geert Van de Wiele, UGent)
Secretary of State Philippe De Backer, talking about the marine spatial plan for the North Sea (© Geert Van de Wiele, UGent)
Our project partners (© Hilde Christiaens, UGent)
Prof. Hans Nauwynck (UGent), Prof. Ignace Lemahieu (UGent) and Prof. Carl Devos (UGent) (© Hilde Christiaens, UGent)
Daan Delbare (ILVO), presenting the project (© Geert Van de Wiele, UGent)
Dr. ir. Nancy Nevejan (UGent), presenting the project (© Hilde Christiaens, UGent)
Panel discussion with our partners: Christof Malysse (Lobster Fish NV), Wannes Voorend (Colruyt Group NV), Brigitte Lauwaert (OD Natuur) and Willy Versluys (Brevisco BVBA) (© Geert Van de Wiele, UGent)
Panel discussion with our partners: Bert Groenendaal (Sioen Industries NV), Jaak Rutten (C-Power NV), Eric Antoons (Parkwind NV), Johan Maes (DEME Group NV) and Prof. Marc Vantorre (UGent) (© Geert Van de Wiele, UGent)
Jaak Rutten (C-Power NV), Greet Riebbels (ILVO) and Eric Antoons (Parkwind NV), discussing the role of the wind farms in our project (© Hilde Christiaens, UGent)
Greet Riebbels (ILVO) and Prof. Marc Vantorre (UGent) (© Hilde Christiaens, UGent)
UGent Rector Prof. Anne De Paepe, Prof. Herman Van Langenhove (UGent), Prof. Ignace Lemahieu (UGent), Prof. Peter Bossier (UGent) and Jan Mees (VLIZ) (© Geert Van de Wiele, UGent)
Dr. ir. Margriet Drouillon, being interviewed by the press (© Geert Van de Wiele, UGent)
Willy Versluys (Brevisco BVBA), near our mussel line demo (© Geert Van de Wiele, UGent)
Dr. ir. Evert Lataire (UGent), explaining the mathematical calculations preceding the development of the mussel line (© Geert Van de Wiele)
Prof. Peter Bossier (UGent) and Bert Groenendaal (Sioen Industries NV) (© Geert Van de Wiele, UGent)
A global view of the reception, following the plenary session of the event (© Hilde Christiaens, UGent)