Hydrographic Society Benelux

Hydrographic Society Benelux

Workshop on Belgian Tidal Energy Atoll and AGM On 19 March, the Hydrographic Society Benelux organised a workshop on the creation of a tidal energy atoll offshore Belgium in the North Sea. After a short welcome by host Capt P. Blondé, general manager of the Maritime Academy of ­Antwerp, Marijn Rabaut, ­advisor for North Sea at the Cabinet of Minister Dela Notte and Dr Walter Mondt, CEO of Ecorem, explored the plans and backgrounds of the technical side and considerations for the exact location of the island to be created.

This was followed by the presentation of the Best Thesis Award, which this year was awarded to Cornelis Slobbe
of TU Delft.

The Annual General Meeting was the next item on the agenda of the afternoon. In addition to the usual matters, the members were invited to express their thoughts on the position and ­additional benefits of the Hydrographic Society Benelux for the profession.

A networking drinks, kindly sponsored by Deme, provided an informal end to the day.

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