Info session public and private datasets Flemish coast | Compendium Coast and Sea

Info session public and private datasets Flemish coast

On Thursday 21 October (15:00-17:00), the Blue Cluster, Flemish Hydrography (Agentschap Maritieme Dienstverlening & Kust) and the Flanders Marine Institute organise an information session on public and private datasets on the Flemish coast and Belgian coastal waters. The focus is on the current offer and the relevant processes around these datasets.

The info session is a first step to bring together the various data users and to get to know each other's needs and expectations. In this way, we want to form a first picture of the responsibility and role of each company, government or researcher within the data chain.

Afterwards, those who participate will have a better understanding of the processes involved in public and private datasets and products. With this, we want to lay a foundation for joint initiatives or solutions to make multiple data use possible.

The event is built around a number of fascinating presentations by the Blue Cluster, Otary, Flemish Hydrography and VLIZ.  Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions and engage. At the end, a network reception is also provided.

15:00 - Welcome with coffee
15:15 - Introduction - role and importance of data in innovation projects | Lien Loosvelt (the Blue Cluster)
15:30 - Use of data by companies in the blue economy - practical example offshore wind farms | Kevin Lammertyn (Otary)
15:50 - Information on and access to hydrographic and hydrometeorological data in the Belgian North Sea | Koen Vanstaen (Flemish Hydrography)
16:10 - Scientific data management and data products for research and innovation | Lennert Tyberghein (VLIZ)
16:30 - Networking moment
17:00 - End

Thursday 21 October 2021 from 3 pm to 5 pm

VAC Bruges, Koning Albert I Laan 1-2, 8200 Sint-Michiels (Bruges)

For whom
The information session is aimed at all actors who are involved in the acquisition of data on the Belgian part of the North Sea. These include wind farm developers, wind farm operators, aquaculture companies, engineering firms, offshore contractors, marine scientists, survey companies, aggregators, governments and members or partners of the Blue Cluster involved in data-driven innovation projects.

Participation fee
Participation is free of charge for members and partners of the Blue Cluster, for government agencies and for special invitees. All other interested parties pay €150.

Attention: the number of places is limited to 28 participants. Registration is required and can be done until 15 October via the registration form.

Still have questions?
Please contact Lien Loosvelt: | +32-(0)472-59 91 20