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Minister Van Quickenborne visits Marine Robotics Centre in the framework of the blue economy

Added on 2021-06-22
On Tuesday 22nd of June 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice and the North Sea Vincent Van Quickenborne visited Ostend at the invitation of The Blue Cluster to get to know more about a number of exciting initiatives within the blue economy. The program included a visit to the VLIZ' Marine Robotics Centre and a demonstration of the uncrewed surface vehicle 'Adhemar'.

Minister Van Quickenborne visits the VLIZ' Marine Robotics Centre in the presence of Jan Mees, General Director of VLIZ and Marc Nuytemans, CEO of The Blue Cluster (Photo: VLIZ & The blue Cluster | Els Verhaeghe).

Besides a visit to VLIZ, a boat trip in and out of the harbor was planned to see the 'Blue Accelerator' test platform, and a lunch with prominent players in the blue economy. In the afternoon, Minister Van Quickenborne went to Brussels to explain the new legislative framework for autonomous vessels during a webinar on autonomous shipping. In this regard the cabinet of the minister communicated an official press release (in Dutch).

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Link: www.blauwecluster.be/nieuws/minister-van-quickenborne-op-bezoek-oostende



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