The Blue Forum is an initiative of MARIN to promote the smart use of environmental forces in the maritime industry. The forum takes place physically during the BlueWeek, which is organised yearly at MARIN or by one of the companies involved in the Forum. The website provides the list of running projects and possibly news when public.
The themes developed in the forum are Marine Renewable Energy (tidal, waves, biomass), Offshore Wind Energy and Natural Propulsion for the shipping industry.
During the BlueWeek, industry, universities, research institutes and governmental bodies meet for their ongoing Joint Industry Projects (JIP), propose new development opportunities during the forum and follow seminars.
Some JIP’s meetings are restricted to members of the working groups, others are open to public. The seminars and pitch for new projects are always public and free of charge.