Afdeling Maritieme Techniek Universiteit Gent
Shallow Water



5th International Conference on Ship Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water

with non-exclusive focus on manoeuvring in waves, wind and current

20 - 22 May 2019, Ostend, Belgium


The conference will be hosted by VLIZ. The InnovOcean site, located at the Wandelaarkaai in Ostend, is a world-class oceanographic centre. The former warehouses of the Ostend fish market now accommodate not only the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) (warehouse 48) but also a few internationally renowned institutes (warehouse 61) active in the field of marine and maritime research and research support.


The conference will take place in the Ostend. The city is famous for its sea-side esplanade, including the Royal Galleries of Ostend, pier, and fine-sand beaches. Notable sites include:

  • The Mercator, an ex training sailing ship for Belgian merchant navy officers, now open to the public to view
  • The Mu.Zee, the museum of modern art from the 1830s to the present
  • The James Ensor museum

Suggested accommodation

Suggestions for accommodation will follow soon.

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