Advancing the frontiers of ocean knowledge | Marine@Ugent
Exploring new frontiers
Understanding life on earth
Engaging future generations
Illuminating the future of a changing planet
Providing an objective source of critical information 

Advancing the frontiers of ocean knowledge

Our hard-won experience at sea, innovative technology, and commitment to research and education make us a reliable source of valuable knowledge about the ocean for scientists, decision-makers, and the public.




Our scientists, engineers, and technicians work together to assemble a comprehensive view of the ocean, from the wave tops to the deepest reaches and from the molecular to the planetary.



Our experience at sea and in the lab combined with access to specialized robots, tools, and instruments has built a legacy of ocean discoveries that continues to grow.



We continuously train generations of leaders to answer difficult questions by providing unparalleled resources and the opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in ocean science.





"The strength of Marine@UGent lies
in its people and its projects."

Colin Janssen, chair of Marine@UGent






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