About

The OceanTraining project is pleased to invite you to participate in the 1st International Conference on Ocean Education and Training 2023 (OceanTraining2023).

Through five leading themes, this international and open conference will bring together marine scientists, educators, (joint) educational programme coordinators, graduate students and non-academic stakeholders from a range of disciplines to discuss the most recent innovations, trends, challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Ocean Education and Learning, with a focus on digital education. 

The conference aims to be dynamic and innovative, by providing a mixture of oral presentations and workshops. It is anticipated that the international and multigenerational nature of this event will foster knowledge exchange, networking and new collaborations.

The conference will be hosted at the Ghent University Museum (GUM), in Ghent, Belgium.

Organisers

Conference partners

Registration

Registration is free to all participants. The conference will take place from the 9-11 of January 2023, it will start on the 9th of January at 14:00 local time. The reception of attendees will start at 13:00. The programme will be communicated to all registered attendees once finalised. The programme will include regular presentations (approximately 12 min), flash presentations (maximum 3 minutes) and workshops. 

Thank you to everyone who already registered for the conference. The response has been overwhelming, and we are now at full capacity. Although it is no longer possible to register directly, we have started a waiting list. Please sign up as before, and we will let you know if and when a space becomes available.

Please register for the waiting list HERE.

KEY DATES

Registration and Call for Abstracts Opens
28 September 2022

Call for Abstracts Closed
16 November 2022

Authors Notified
25 November 2022

Registration Closes
14 December 2022

Please direct any registration enquiries to info@oceantraining.eu

Programme

13:00-14:00 Registration + Coffee  
14:00-14:10 Presentation - organising and scientific committee  
14:10-14:35 Opening presentation  Prof. Dr. Ann Vanreusel, Ghent University
  Full presentations  
14:35-14:50 European Ocean Research and Education Alliance Massimo Busuoli, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
14:50-15:05 Blue Schools in Europe: paving the way to collective action Evy Copejans, 
European Marine Science Educators Association
15:05-15:20 Resources for teachers on the "Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate” Dr Simon Klein, Office for Climate Education
15:20-15:35 Once upon a time there was a fish called cod Dr Cláudia Faria, University of Lisbon
  Flash presentations  
15:35-15:40 A new textbook: Oceans and Human Health: Opportunities and Risks (Elsevier Summer 2023) Jake Keast, University of Exeter
15:40-15:45 From Anchoring to Aquaculture: Engaging young women in ocean sciences by teaching traditional maritime skills Skylah Reis, Ghent University
15:45-15:50 Hybrid European program : between digital entrepreneurship and science education for sustainable development Emma Duquenne Delobel, Sorbonne University
15:50-16:20 Coffee break  

 

16:20-16:45 Keynote Dr Claudia Delgado, UNESCO/IOC
  Full presentations  
16:45-17:00 Develop a wider marine community by an international digital university: the case of UN e-SEA Noemie Larrouilh, University of Nantes
17:00-17:15 “INTO THE DEEP” – Online learning and community science involvement for all across deep sea ecosystems Dr. Autun Purser, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
17:15-17:30 E-courses for masters: online fundamental semester for master on climate – related science disciplines Prof. Dr. Damien Cardinal, Sorbonne University
  Flash presentations  
17:30-17:35 Short Online Courses (SOCs) supporting ocean education and training Dr. Cristina Di Camillo, Marche Polytechnic University
17:35-17:40 Digital tools to support the sharing of learning resources in marine sciences Prof. Dr. Lars Stemmann, Sorbonne University
17:40-17:45 e-CaIPSuL: Short videos freely available on fundamental concepts in Ocean and Climate science for undergraduate students Prof. Dr. Damien Cardinal, Sorbonne University
17:45-17:50 Digital immersive experience: catch your lobster and eat it. Ulrich Hoeche, Atlantic Technological University 
17:50-17:55 Streaming science: a new form of ocean science Ainhoa López Rivero, Marche Polytechnic University

 

9:00-9:25 Keynote  
  Full presentations  
9:25-9:40 The BlueBio COFUND: a Coordinated R&D funding scheme to strengthen Europe’s position in the blue bioeconomy. Dr Bernardo Patti, Italian National Research Council 
9:40-9:55 IFSEA: a transdisciplinary graduate school for marine, fisheries and seafood sciences Dr Frida Lasram,  University of the Littoral Opal Coast
9:55-10:10 Blue skills: regional education for dialogue in the Mediterranean region Oriela Halilaj, National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics, Italy
10:10-10:25 Raising awareness on Blue Economy topics through non-formal educational activities: the case studies of FAIRSEA and IMPATTO Dr Giulia Massolino, National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics, Italy
10:25-10:50 Coffee break   
10:50-11:15 Keynote  
Flash presentations  
11:15-11:20 Educating the Irish consumer of the value of under-utilised seafood resources Dr Francesco Noci, Atlantic Technological University
11:20-11:25 Ocean literacy for a more sustainable blue economy: Assessing knowledge, perspectives, behaviour and interests in maritime professionals Evelyn Paredes-Coral, Ghent University

 

11:25-11:50 Keynote Katja Enberg, University of Bergen
Full presentations  
11:50-12:05 Combining science and art creates unique opportunities in education for sustainable development. Dr Katie O'Dwyer, Atlantic Technological University
12:05-12:20 A toolbox of ocean-related educational activities tells the 10 years story of project M.A.R.E. Stéphanie-Fabienne Lacombe, Marine Protected Area Punta Campanella, Italy
12:20-12:35 Advancing Scientific Dive Training and its Role in Marine Higher Education Edd Stockdale, University of Helsinki
12:35-12:50 Meaningful ocean education: creating educational resources that promote ocean literacy, cross-curricular learning, and collaborative relationships Danielle Crowley, Marine Institute's Explorers Education Programme, Ireland
12:50-13:50 Lunch Break  
  Flash presentations  
13:50-13:55 Floating Classroom Sibéal Regan, Irish Whale and Dolphin Group
13:55-14:00 Opening the door of the ocean to students : the educative inputs of oceanographic campaign Héloïse Caraty, Sorbonne University
14:00-14:05 Developing principles and concepts about seagrasses Chrysa Apostoloumi, Democritus University of Thrace
14:05-14:10 Developing an educational guide about the coastal lagoon ecosystem, its value and protection Theodoros Kevrekidis,  Democritus University of Thrace
14:10-14:15 Floating universities: a high-valuable experience for marine students Baptiste Ozanam, Sorbonne University
14:15-14:20 ‘I can see the sea!’ – Blue Health to improve the wellbeing of communities from a medical student perspective Yohanna Yared, University of Bristol 
14:20-14:25 The french Marine Universities Network: bridging marine higher education in France, Europe and abroad François Lallier, Sorbonne University
14:25-14:30 Cambodia and marine sciences: a sea of opportunities and needs Dr. Francesca Passotti, Ghent University
14:20-14:25 Developing green skills in Nautical Tourism Evelina Idini, German Ocean Foundation
14:35-15:00 Coffee Break  
15:00-17:00

WORKSHOPS

Pick’n’mix Reusable Learning Objects
Seán Daffy, Atlantic Technological University

Dive in! It’s a Design Dash!
Orla Skehill, Atlantic Technological University

How to make blended teaching super fun and exciting
Ben De Vleeschauwer, KDG University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Ocean Data Management
Marie Robberecht and Charlotte Dhondt, VLIZ

A Dynamic Pan-Disciplinary Framework for Integrating Concepts of Sustainability across the Curricula
Dr. John Barimo, University College Cork

 
9:00-9:25 Keynote Dr Francesca Santoro, UNESCO
  Full presentations  
9:25-9:40 Learning for deep ocean citizenship - design implications for Ocean Literacy programmes  Laura Marie Abels, University of Kiel
9:40-9:55l Ecoe Bleu Outremer Caroline Gernez. IFREMER
9:55-10:10 Addressing Ocean Literacy in a changing blue planet: the CIIMAR’s outreach and educational programme Dr Marta Correia,  Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Portugal
10:10-10:25 The Thalassophile Project: Making marine science accessible  Rada Pandeva, Interchange Non-Profit gUG
10:25-10:40 Socio-ecological factors and temporal comparison of Italians' knowledge and perceptions about Marine Protected Areas Gaia Maria Sole Intonti, IOC-UNESCO
10:40-11:10 Coffee Break  
11:10-11:15 BALANCE Sandy beaches and rocky pools: linkage lands to the sea in coastal cities. Agnese Riccardi, Marche Polytechnic University
11:15-11:20 IMBRSea module on Ocean Literacy and Marine Education - student perspectives and main outcomes Lisa Picatto, Ghent University
11:20-11:25 Engaging with the public: the experience of MareDireFare a new science and art festival to promote the Ocean Decade Dr Rita Blanos, National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics, Italy
11:25-11:30 Ocean Literacy and Pro-Environmental Behaviours amongst Blue Space Sport Enthusiasts – A Planetary Health Vision Jake Keast, University of Exeter
11:30-11:35 Whose mangrove is this? A serious game to foster participatory management of the land-sea interface Dr Jean Hugé, Open University of the Netherlands
11:40-11:45
Fighting marine pollution. Strategies to promote sustainable behavior for microplastics control.
 
11:45-12:00 Conference closing  

 

Thematic Sessions

Oceans are generally considered as highly valuable and their health and conservation status are seen as key priorities, however, marine wildlife and habitats are facing multiple anthropogenic threats. The need to conserve the ocean and sustain its resources is linked with a pressing need for a well-trained ocean science workforce. OceanTraining2023 will take place in this context, aiming to address the main issues regarding Ocean Education, a field of research that is relatively new and undeveloped.

The international community relies on good quality education for the protection and the sustainable use of the ocean. If we want to protect our oceans and seas, we must inform people at all levels of society (from children to policy makers). Many countries are already developing programmes on ocean education as identified by UNESCO in “A new blue curriculum: a toolkit for policy-makers”. 

Ocean education should not only involve scientific knowledge and awareness of contemporary issues; it should also promote traditional skills and knowledge of the ancient interactions between humankind and the ocean. New solutions may be found in, or inspired by, ancient methods. Hence, a multidisciplinary approach to both informal and formal education is needed. Innovative approaches and unique learning environments can be supported by the use of digital tools. 

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ann Vanreusel, Ghent University

This session aims at bringing together educators and other stakeholders in International Ocean Education to share their vision and practices, including their use of digital tools. We are open to a broad range of presentations on this topic, for example:

  • Preparing our community of educators (academic and non academic) for a variety of audiences. 
  • Sharing best practices in the context of ocean education. 
  • Methods for evaluating existing programmes.

The EU has set strong targets for the Blue Economy but managing human activities in the marine environment presents unique challenges. The blue economy encompasses a wide range of interlinked established and emerging sectors and is the subject of numerous strategic policy and operational initiatives at local, regional, national and international levels. Transitioning to a sustainable blue economy requires investing in innovative training and education to prepare marine graduates with knowledge and skills across multiple disciplines. As stated by the European Marine Board in “Training the 21st Century Marine Professionals”, it is fundamental to rethink how Masters and PhD courses are implemented, with a view to producing graduates with knowledge and competences that are immediately applicable to employers across multiple marine sectors. 

Keynote speakers:
Lucía Fraga Lago, Centro Tecnologico del Mar (CETMAR)
Dr. Paula Kellet, European Marine Board (EMB)

Suggested topics for presentations within this session are aligned with the six strategic recommendations outlined by the EMB in their future science brief and include:

  • Modernisation of marine graduate training programmes.
  • Development of training content by engaging the wider marine community across academia, government (policy and funding) and industry.
  • Maximisation of recruitment of students and professionals to take interest in marine training and blue careers.
  • Relevant policy support initiatives to address the gap between marine graduate training and Blue Economy.
  • Higher Education for marine science and technology - structuring the landscape.
  • Establishment of long-term, flexible funding instruments at national and EU level to support innovative marine training.

Technological advancements and recent disruption from the Covid-19 pandemic boosted the use of Digital Learning Resources (DLR). This revolution, occurring across all levels of education, created novel, efficient, and engaging training opportunities. Digital tools broke the physical boundaries of traditional learning by creating a virtual international campus where teachers and students from all over the world are able to meet and share knowledge.

The growing interest of the scientific community in digital knowledge is mirrored by the number of publications per year on DLR development, which went from about 3,700 in 2019 to over 7,500 in 2021 (Web of Science); however, there is not a defined framework concerning digital learning in ocean science.An example of a blue digital educational cluster is the team behind the organisation of OceanTraining2023. They are a consortium of four EU universities (UGent, ATU, UNIVPM, SU) implementing an Erasmus project titled OceanTraining, with the aim to develop DLRs in the field of ocean science.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Cláudia DELGADO, UNESCO- Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

The main objectives of this session are to share achievements from different universities in developing online educational tools and in engaging students, and to discuss any weakness of adopted digital strategies. Within these objectives, suggested themes for presentations are:

  • Analysis of online platforms about DLRs in ocean science.
  • Examples of EU strategies and repositories for DLRs. 
  • Sharing of good practices in producing DLRs.
  • Sharing of successful strategies to motivate students to complete online courses. 
  • Standardisation of the design process to create DLRs.

Our world ocean, like the rest of our planet, is facing dramatic challenges and requires urgent action. To achieve sustainable development we must act coherently to tackle environmental, social and economic issues. Education for sustainable development (ESD) in ocean science creates opportunities for learners to acquire knowledge, skills, values and agency to confront marine related global challenges, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, inequality and resource extraction. Educators play a key role in engaging ocean science learners in ESD topics. Through a combination of pedagogies, educational tools, communication strategies and multidisciplinary approaches a positive and supportive ESD learning environment can be fostered. Throughout this session participants will gain insights into ESD in ocean science.

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Katja Enberg, University of Bergen

Suggested topics for presentations within this session are aligned with the five priority action areas outlined by UNESCO in their ESD for 2030 roadmap and include:

  • ESD in ocean science programme policies.
  • Creating learning environments for ocean science related ESD.
  • Empowering educators to deliver ESD ocean science lessons.
  • Preparing students to become agents for sustainable development in ocean science.
  • Taking ESD in ocean science outside of the classroom.

Oceans provide invaluable ecosystem services, a plethora of marine resources and act as climate regulators. Many coastal populations depend on them for their livelihood and prosperity. “Ocean Literacy” (OL) is key to understanding the ocean’s influence on us, and our influence on the ocean, and is crucial to conserve and sustainably use the ocean and its resources. 

One of the greatest challenges is enhancing public awareness and knowledge of the ocean, which is crucial to strengthen connection to the ocean, and increase motivation for behavioural change. Education programmes must respond to this by defining relevant learning objectives and by introducing ocean pedagogies that empower learners. Moreover, solutions to this challenge require the integration of society and multiple stakeholders. The aim of OL is to create an ocean-literate society able to make informed and responsible decisions on ocean resources and ocean sustainability. 

Keynote speaker: Francesca Santoro

Suggested topics for presentations are:

  • Initiatives that encourage wide participation in the future of OL, including engagement of individuals from different sectors of society. 
  • Mapping national priorities and policies in OL.
  • Building collaborations amongst governmental, educational, and private institutions to develop OL activities.
  • Successful stories of partnerships that have developed OL programmes and projects.

Keynote Speakers

Workshops

During the three-day event at Ghent several workshops are planned to provide training opportunities for anyone involved in ocean education and training. The workshop schedule will be shared with registered attendees once it is finalised. From there attendees will be invited to register for the workshop of their choice. Each workshop will have a limited capacity. Workshops are currently planned on the following topics:

This workshop, instead of focusing on one specific technology or object type, introduces participants to multiple free technologies with the potential to create different Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) types.

The workshop showcases RLOs examples and breaks them down into quick how-to demos. The participants are then sorted according to their own preferences into groups that will collaborate to create an RLO using one of the featured technologies.

The workshop will take 120mins and the participants should bring their own devices.

 

Instructor

Seán Daffy

Instructional Designer | Learning Technologist at Atlantic Technological University, Ireland

With a background in Archaeology (PhD 2013), Seán taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Landscape Archaeology and gained a special interest in the use of educational technology in field-based sciences.  Pursuing this interest, Seán specialized in Technical Communication and E-Learning (MA 2017) and works on multidisciplinary projects with a focus on environmental education and sustainability.

This workshop is a fun, fast paced hands-on introduction to Design Thinking. It promises not to drown you in theory rather give you a simple but practical taster of its application. Working in teams you will learn how to frame ambiguous problems, empathise with real people and embrace the world of wild ideas. As a social technology why not use it in the classroom, in the office or the great outdoors – together let’s use Design Thinking to challenge the way we engage with problem solving!

Instructor

Orla Skehill

Learning Technologist at Atlantic Technological University, Ireland

Sharing the secrets of our student engagement methods in the GlobalBuild Bootcamp.

Inspirational talk / Best Practices (45min)

Ben has been running an online Sustainability and Inclusion bootcamp for the past 2 years together with HDM Stuttgart, HVA Amsterdam, and TMU Canada. In this session he will reveal all the best practices that make online teaching super fun and energising for the students. Ben will uncover the secrets of LEGO Serious Play, Google JamBoard, the power of music and last but not least… eyeball yoga…

The website of the current bootcamp is next-level.amsterdam

Ben also runs 2 other Blended Intensive Programs (Erasmus BIP): UX Bootcamp  UXbootcamp.net
Digital Mindfulness Bootcamp

Inspirational workshop (45min): Your first steps into LEGO Serious Play for innovation and sustainability.


How to kick start ideas and nourish storytelling in meetings, classes, labs and workshops.

LEGO Serious Play initiation workshop that reveals the power of using LEGO Education and Serious Play in your class or staff meetings.
If you want to unleash creativity and innovation within your own teaching or your staff team, then this workshop is something for you.
Ben will even send you home with a small gift.


Instructor

Ben De Vleeschauwer
Lecturer Web & UX - Anchor Internationalisation
Multimedia & Creative Technologies
KDG University of Applied Sciences and Arts (www.kdg.be/en)

Ben De Vleeschauwer has been working for 10 years as a creative in online and new media. 12 years ago het traded in his Art Director job for full time teaching.
Classes he teaches are creativity, usability, user experience, graphic design, typography, design thinking, sustainability & inclusion, digital mindfulness.
He has been an inspirational speaker for AirBnb, Future of web design, IdeaLabs, FabLab, major banks and incubators.

The current movement of science towards Open Science and Open Data is an important step to increase the quality, efficiency and impact of science which in turn can lead to increased trust in science and improved decision-making. In an ideal world, every research output, including research data, at any stage of the research process, should be made freely and publicly available to the world (FOSTER Open Science Definition). Therefore, it is important that researchers and data managers learn how to enable the reuse, redistribution and reproduction of their research and its underlying data and methods.    

Although the moral reasoning for Open Science is very clear, it requires time and effort from both researchers and data managers to put it into practice. Furthermore, the use of new technologies and tools calls for extra training and information being provided. Good data management practices need to be standardized for implementation on a community-wide level.   

This workshop will provide a comprehensive hands-on introduction to the proper management of marine data, including good data management practices during all phases of the research data cycle. It will also include a practical understanding of what 'FAIR data' means for a researcher and which steps can be taken to achieve that. Furthermore, some in-house data systems and other VLIZ services will be discussed related to data management. We will end the workshop with some brainstorming exercises and a new data management board game! 

This workshop is developed by VLIZ data stewards (personal information below) and is made for other marine data managers, students, researchers... working in institutions responsible for the collection and good management of marine data in all fields.  

 

Instructors

Marie Robberecht - Data steward VLIZ  
In 2018 I started working as a researcher in the Marine Observation Centre (MOC) of VLIZ. After a year in the MOC, I moved to my current position, data steward, in the Data Centre of VLIZ. I mainly work around the topics of FAIR and Open data. I support researchers with their data management which gives me the opportunity to interact with them and to be involved in all the different marine research topics. I am also responsible for data management and some GIS work for other projects at VLIZ. Before VLIZ I worked as a scientist in the technical fishery department of ILVO. I finished the EMBC+ masters in 2017 and got my teaching degree in 2019.  


Charlotte Dhondt - Data steward VLIZ 
In early 2020 I started working as a science officer in the Flanders Marine Data Centre at VLIZ. Together with my colleagues, I provide data management support and services to both internal and external scientists. I assist in several steps of the data cycle, such as composing a Data Management Plan, archiving data and making it publicly accessible with a persistent identifier. We are also responsible for the data management of several VLIZ projects and for maintaining the VLIZ data systems which make marine and coastal information and data available for researchers, the government, industry and citizens. I graduated as a Master of Science in Biology in 2019. During my education, I did an internship at RBINS where I examined the fouling community on windmill foundations in the Belgian Part of the North Sea. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their notebook computer or tablet to the workshop, and to review in advance the SDG Toolkit Webpage, especially the curriculum mapping tool for an individual module.

Your curriculum can be mapped to specific SDGs and SDG Targets using interactive mapping tools. In this workshop, you will learn of innate connections with the SDGs which you can surface and signpost so that your students recognize connections between their learning and larger societal issues. The tool presented is also designed as a reflexive guide for further integration of SDGs into your curriculum e.g. assessments, learning outcomes and action-oriented pedagogies. 

Instructor

Dr. John Barimo

Research Support Officer in Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning and works in partnership with the UCC Green Campus Programme.  

He is creating and curating an array of resources to assist teaching staff with the integration the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their curriculum which is in direct support of the UCC Academic Strategy 2018-2022.  This project known as the SDG Toolkit provides web-based resources and professional development workshops and is actively building a Community of Interest. 

John holds a Ph.D. from the University of Miami in Marine Biology & Fisheries and M.Sc. from Virginia Commonwealth University in Biology.  His professional career spans academics, governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector.  He has also gained considerable experience working to provide educational opportunities within under served communities and is an advocate of multicultural dialogue.

Visiting Ghent

Ghent is Belgium's fourth-largest city, it is home to a quarter of a million people and it offers many accomodation and entertainment options. When planning your visit to Ghent we recommend you visit VisitGent tourism website. 

Getting to the conference venue

The GUM is located around the corner from the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art (S.M.A.K.) and Museum of Fine Arts (MSK), next to Citadel Park in Ghent. This is a short 10-minute walk from Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station, 5 to 10 minutes by bike from the Belfort and 5 minutes from the E40 and E17 (Gent Centrum exit).

On foot
It is a 10-minute walk from Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station to the GUM. Follow Koningin Astridlaan to Citadel Park. Walk through or along the edge of Citadel Park to the ICC. When you get there, cross over Emile Clauslaan. On your right, you will find the entrance to the Botanical Garden where the museum is located. If you would rather not walk through Citadel Park, you can also walk around it by turning into Fortlaan at the end of Koningin Astridlaan. The Botanical Garden path will take you to the entrance of the museum.

Tip: Plan your route using Google Maps.

By bicycle
Cycling to the museum will make your intellectually challenging day a lot healthier for you and the climate as well. Plan your route using  fietsrouteplanner.gentfiets.be or Google Maps. At the museum, you can use the bicycle parking facilities in Ledeganckstraat. The Botanical Garden itself is not accessible to bicycles.

By public transport
The GUM is easy to reach by train or bus. If you are coming by train, you can plan your route using nmbs.be. The nearest station is Gent-Sint-Pieters.

You can plan your journey to the museum by bus at delijn.be.

The nearest bus stop is Gent Ledeganckstraat (2 min.) that is served by bus lines 34, 35, 36, 55, 57, 58, 65, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77 and 78. You can also use Google Maps to plan your entire route.

 

Accomodation

The Astoria Hotel in Ghent is our conference accommodation partner. The hotel is within walking and cycling distance of the conference venue, various museums and attractions, the historic center and Ghent Sint-Pieters Station. They will offer a special discount rate when booking as a registered conference attendee.

Note – room numbers are limited, so attendees are advised to book early! 

How to book? (Reduction is only valid if you book directly at the hotel website)
a. Go to www.astoria.be
b. Offer valid for the period 04/01-15/01/2023, for the room categories: Cozy – Comfy – Sweet – Wonderful – Marvelous – Brilliant
c. Please fill in in the field “discount code” the following code: Ocean@Astoria (this allows you to see the rates, including the discount)

ORGANISING AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Mario Gaitan Arce (UGent)
Marleen Roelofs (UGent)
Dr. Katie O'Dwyer (ATU)
Dr. Cristina Di Camillo (UNIVPM)
Professor Lars Stemmann (SU)