Coastal Engineering, Bridges and Roads




The Coastal & Ocean Basin (COB), located in Ostend, Belgium, is designed to study the effect of waves and currents on coastal and offshore structures, the generation of freak waves and the hydrodynamic and structural behaviour of devices for marine renewable energy. With basin dimensions of 30 m x 30 m, a variable water depth up to 1.4 m and wave-current interaction in any relative direction, the infrastructure offers excellent test conditions for coastal to near offshore applications related to coastal defence plans, offshore/floating structures and renewable energy technologies. A central pit of up to 4.5 m deep allows for testing of mooring applications. The COB welcomes users from academia, industry and governmental institutions.


Contact information

Ghent University, Department of Civil Engineering
Coastal Engineering, Bridges and Roads

Tech Lane Ghent Science Park – Campus A
Technologiepark 60
B-9052 Gent
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phone: +32 (0)9 264 54 89
fax: +32 (0)9 264 58 37