Here you can find all the information you need about the projects of the Blue Cluster.
In the T-shore project, thirteen partners from five countries are working together to establish a European network of training centres in offshore wind energy. The aim is to provide high-quality training courses for the sector in an innovative way. This way, they want to respond to the great demand for qualified personnel.
In the wake of a wind turbine, turbulence is created and the wind loses a lot of its power. This is called the wake effect. Cloud4wake aims to better explore the wake effects in wind farms, so that adverse effects can be addressed and the wind farms’ business case can be improved.
Natural solutions are increasingly used to protect our coasts from the ferocity of the sea. However, a lot of sand needs to be extracted for such solutions, which affects the marine ecosystem. SUSANA aims to map both ecosystems and the effects they experience.
The general public is often insufficiently aware of and involved in the sustainable transition of the Flemish coastal area. That’s why the BLUE BALANCE project is aimed at creating public support and facilitating a comprehensive dialogue between local residents, tourists, local businesses and government authorities.
In Europe, scaling up commercial aquaculture is hampered by high production costs and the pressure on local resources. In this project, an indoor cultivation concept for shrimp is developed that does not require water changes and produces virtually no waste. The new concept is based on improved clear water technology.
The impact of the European 'Green Deal' is gradually becoming tangible at sea as well. In the BANOS project, stakeholders in the Baltic Sea and North Sea regions are taking concrete positive measures to restore our ocean and waters.
The Flemish coast as we know it is the result of a centuries-long interaction between the sea, land and humans. The coastline was very different in the past. The Testerep project deals with how the coastline has evolved over time and what lessons we can learn for the present and the future.
ELBE Eurocluster of Blue Energy
Europe is leading the way in offshore renewable energy. The ELBE Eurocluster project aims to put the knowledge and expertise of European companies (and in particular SMEs) on the international map. Various activities are organised for this purpose.
There is a great demand for new, better and more versatile enzymes. The sea can be an important source of such enzymes, but research is very expensive and time-consuming. The EnzyMares project is aimed at developing a toolbox to easily identify promising enzymes.
BlueBioClusters aims to support European (coastal) regions and citizens in the transition to a sustainable blue bio-economy. The project contributes to the development of blue value chains by improving blue bio-economy cluster services across Europe.
Europe has set a very ambitious mission for its oceans. Its success largely depends on how we deal with our oceans and seas. How can we accomplish effective protection and the development of a sustainable blue economy? The Prep4Blue project sketches the outlines of the mission in terms of research and innovation.