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 Innovations

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

  • Blue Circular Economy

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

  • Blue Literacy

    Help improve ocean literacy in Belgium and the world.

Workshops and More

EXPERTS, SPEAKERS & MENTORS

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.

PARTNERS & SUPPORTING
ORGANISATIONS

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