Coastal Engineering, Bridges and Roads




The Coastal Engineering Research Group of Ghent University is coordinating the new COST Action CA17105 “WECANet: An open pan-European Network for Marine Renewable Energy with a focus on wave energy”, which supports training, networking and collaboration in Europe. This project is funded by the European COST Association and researchers from 31 countries are participating in this network.  


Upcoming events are anounced on the WECANet website!


The UGent Coastal Engineering Research Group as partner in the new ENCORE Project

Through its Interreg 2 Seas Programme, Europe has awarded €5.9 million to the ENCORE project: Energising Coastal Regions with Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE). The Coastal Engineering Research Group of Ghent University is partner in this new project. More information is here available.


2nd COASTAL & OCEAN BASIN SEMINAR  - 6 February 2020

Following the first successful “COB seminar” on October 20th 2017, the consortium UGent – KU Leuven – Flanders Hydraulics Research organised on February 6th 2020 a second seminar focusing on recent innovations in experimental research in a wave tank facility.

The pictures of the event are available on the beeldbank of Ghent University.

The presentations of the speakers can be accessed on the webpage of the 2nd COB Seminar.





On February 27th 2017, the construction of a new maritime laboratory has started at Greenbridge in Ostend.

Ghent University, the Catholic University of Leuven and Flanders Hydraulics Research will use the "Coastal and Ocean wave Basin (COB)"  (dimensions: 30m x 30m x 1,4m) to study the impact of waves, tides and wind on coastal structures and to study Marine Renewable Energy solutions.

On the 15th of May 2019 the maritime laboratory was officially inaugurated! Press release here.




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