Hans Pirlet | EMODnet OPEN SEA LAB

Dr. Hans Pirlet is manager of the Innovation and Valorisation Department of Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) which works on the interface between science, policy and industry. He played a key role in the initiation of the Flemish Blue Cluster which boosts innovation for the maritime economy and is member of the steering group and chair of the scientific advisory board of this cluster. He was active in several marine and maritime research and innovation projects on a national and European level. Through his participation in the H2020 COLUMBUS project on knowledge transfer for Blue Growth, he was closely involved in the initiation of the Open Sea Lab event in 2017.

Hans holds a degree in marine geology (Ghent University, Belgium) and PhD on cold-water coral mounds in the Atlantic Ocean (Ghent University).


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