How to run on water?

General description

There is a good reason people call our planet ‘the blue planet’, 70% of it is covered with water! Could it be that using this huge area of oceans as a big power plant is the ultimate way to get rid of polluting fossil fuels or nuclear power plants?

Come aboard and join us in the beautiful city of Ghent to explore the possibilities of wind energy, tidal energy, wave energy, ... through a series of interesting classes and labs.

On our adventure we will of course anchor from time to time to explore the medieval history of Ghent and the Belgian culture, traditions and specialities!

Even if you suffer seasickness, your captain hopes to meet you this summer to join his crew and help us in our quest to energy, blue energy!

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Applied Sciences , Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering , Mechanical Engineering , Naval Architecture & Engineering , Power Engineering
Content and topics:
Wind energy, wave energy, tidal energy, floating structures in sea waves, life-cycle analysis, marine spatial planning, environmental impact assessment, grid connection
Learning goals and objectives:
Understanding the different types of blue energy and the ways to harvest this energy.
Examination type:
Project presentation or written exam.
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter and answers to the questions. Interest in topic. Aiming for a diverse group of nationalities and cultures.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Dormitories with camping beds.
Three meals per day, at least one hot meal. Coffee breaks between lecture/class.
Most transport will be by bike (around 10 km a day), so some biking experience is required! Public transport will be used as well.