Read the news articles from Blue Cluster about innovative activities and expertise in the sustainable blue economy.
23 December 2022
A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy Blue Year
For five years, Blue Cluster has been committed to facilitating innovative projects in the blue economy. This would not have been possible without the support, input and feedback of our members and partners. We therefore wish you all the best for the new year.
22 December 2022
Two new vacancies at Blue Cluster
Are you looking for a new challenge and are you fascinated by innovative projects? Are you interested in or do you feel a connection with the sea? Then perhaps you have got what it takes to become our new Innovation Manager or Project Manager.
21 December 2022
Overview of offshore renewable energy activities in 2023
Internationalisation provides many Flemish companies with unique opportunities to continue their growth in an increasingly competitive and complex world. We have also focused on this issue at Blue Cluster.
20 December 2022
Alternative ocean energy: an ideal match with offshore wind?
The partners in the eMSP project are developing strategies to support marine spatial planning in the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and beyond. On 30 November, a meeting took place in The Hague with the Community of Practices.
14 December 2022
Blue Innovation Awards 2022: the winners have been announced
The 2022 Blue Innovation Awards ceremony once again demonstrated that the blue economy is thriving in Flanders. The presented projects were all of particularly high quality. That did not make it any easier for the jury and the audience.
08 December 2022
Tsunamis and rogue waves in the Belgian North Sea
On 1 January 1995, a rogue wave was officially measured for the first time in the North Sea. This wave, off the coast of Norway, was no less than 26 metres tall. Can such waves also appear near our coast?
07 December 2022
The first annual consultation on bathymetric data is over
On 22 November, various organisations which make use of bathymetric data convened for the very first annual bathymetry consultation. The focus was on surveys conducted in the past year and scheduled for the coming year. The objective is to enhance the accessibility and reusability of the available data.
06 December 2022
Cast your vote for the public award of the Blue Innovation Awards
Eight candidates, four categories, five awards. Which innovative project, product or service will make the biggest impression on the general public and will win the Inspirational Blue Wave? Cast your vote and help pick the winner.
02 December 2022
Thirteenth project call of Blue Cluster
Our thirteenth call has been open since 2 December 2022. Each project proposal that fits within the Blue Cluster roadmaps and meets the cooperation requirements is eligible for funding. The current call is open to all innovation domains of Blue Cluster and to all project types.
25 November 2022
Towards sustainable passive fishing and marine aquaculture
The combination of real Belgian mussels, oysters and seaweed with passive fishing was mostly a dream until a few years ago, but thanks to the partnership between the members of the SYMAPA project, the future looks promising.
21 November 2022
CoastBusters: a unique test location off the Belgian coast
To protect the Belgian coast in a more sustainable manner, we increasingly draw inspiration from nature. This results in so-called nature-based solutions. The CoastBusters programme has been at the forefront of this trend since 2017.
09 November 2022
Call in a young professional via the Prince Albert Fund
Since 1984, the fund has thus enabled hundreds of young professionals to hone their skills in the international business world. In addition, over 250 Belgian companies have had the opportunity to expand their activities across the globe.