THE 12 SOCIETAL THEMES WE HACK IN 2019

LIFE SUSTAINING OCEANS

Toward a new relationship with our oceans

More than 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods.  As a market, the ocean is worth $3 trillion per year and employs millions. But our oceans are both a threat, due to rising sea levels, and under threat from overfishing, pollution and acidification. Join us and let’s take a different attitude towards the oceans.

OCEAN CHALLENGES

  • Blue Tourism

    Create refreshingly new Belgian ocean and seaside-based tourism experiences.

  • Circular Economy

    Help reduce waste in marine & coastal industries through circular economy business concepts.

  • Blue Digital Experience

    Help improve ocean literacy in Belgium and the world.

Workshops and More

EXPERTS, SPEAKERS & MENTORS

Antoine Geerinckx

Climate & Environmental Expertise

Antoine Geerinckx is the founder of CO2logic, the Belgian pioneer in local & global climate action.The relentless quest to “have a positive impact on society” shapes his entrepreneurial life and gave birth to other environmental ventures such as Naturalogic.org, Greentripper.org and Airscan.org.

Astrid Vanackere

Blue Tourism and Ocean

Smart City Coordinator. Ostend seas it smart and we are working on developing a Blue Economy competition model. This will serve the city's goal of attrackting and innovative businesses relevant to blue growth. As Ostend is THE city at the Belgian coast, blue tourism is a big challenge.

Noémie Wouters

Ocean Theme Curator

CEO GreenBridge bv and Blue Growth Liaison Officer at Ghent University

Tina Mertens

Marine Research

Assistant director at Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ). Involved in research projects related to marine spatial planning and coastal protection.

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