Location: Jan Backxzaal



location: room L7-01 registration closed



Main Seminar location: Lloydzaal registration closed






Astrid Kee, member board of directors STC


Jan Willem Verkiel, Port of Rotterdam Authority


Guilhem Gaillarde, MARIN, chairman, BlueForum


Ocean Energy & Blue Life seminars


Multifunctional use of the North Sea: chances and challenges, Haskoning DHV, The Netherlands (Saskia Mulder)


Project Edulis: offshore mussel production in wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea,  Unveristy of Gent, Belgium (Nancy Nevejan)


Towards an innovative platform for seaweed production in the North Sea, NIOZ, The Netherlands (Klaas Timmermans)


Discussion on ecological impact of large scale wind park developments , what is needed for developments in the future, WUR The Netherlands (Marnix Poelman)


Coffee break


Nature-inclusive design of scour and cable protections (JIP HaSPro),  Deltares The Netherlands (Tim Raaijmakers)


Offshore possibilities within the Port of Rotterdam, Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Twan Romeijn)


Machine Learning Applied to MetOcean Forecasting(JIP), DHI, Denmark (Maziar Golestani)


A cable layers’ perspective on multi-use of the ocean space, Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles, The Netherlands (Pieter Wijnmaalen)


An integrated approach on emission reduction: set course towards the IMO climate agreement, TNO, The Netherlands ( Jurrit Bergsma)




Offshore wind new initiatives


Offshore wind R&D agenda 2020-2030, TKI wind op zee , The Netherlands (Bob Meijer)


Maintenance of a existing windfarm, Gemini (Bart Hoefakkers)


Autonomous shipping, MARIN, The Netherlands (Johan de Jong)


Motion Compensation, TWD


Floating maintenance hub, MARIN, The Netherlands (Olaf Waals)


Robotics in offshore wind O&M, TNO, The Netherlands (Haico van der Heijden)


Maintenance Islands, Westra Consulting, The Netherlands (Chris Westra)


Telepresence, TNO


Coffee break


A Blue Future


Aquaculture going offshore, Foresight DNV GL, Norway (Ole Andreas Flagstad)


The blue revolution, transition from land to sea, Blue 21, The Netherlands (Karina Czapiewska)


Space@Sea, MARIN, The Netherlands (Olaf Waals)


North Sea Energy Lab, Greenbridges, The Netherlands (Martine Verweij)


Network drinks


PROJECT MEETINGS (MEMBERS ONLY): International Windship Association (IWSA): general assembly, SPOWTT Joint Industry Project Meeting, WiSP Join Industry meeting 

Assembly for all project meetings ar in the foyer on the 13th floor

Main event location: Lloydzaal


Doors open, registration & Coffee




Guilhem Gaillarde, MARIN, chairman, BlueForum


Introduction of sustainable ocean activities and workshop ambitions


Zero emission in Transport & Shipping MARIN (Guilhem Gaillarde)


Offshore wind Energy, TKI Wind op Zee (Ernst van Zuijlen)


Maritime innovation and the Interreg Periscope program, Netherlands Maritime Technology (Marnix Krikke)


Integral Innovation & Multi-use to succeed with the energy transition at the North Sea, North Sea Energy Lab (Martine Verweij)


The importance of integral innovation – a North Sea Energy Lab film


Workshop I – part 1:

Workshop II - part 1:


Glimpse on the sustainable future of Shipping & Ocean Energy, MARIN & TKI Wind op Zee, Gemeente Rotterdam

The importance of integral innovation & multi-use to succeed with the energy transition at sea, MVI North Sea Energy lab, Periscope and Pilot Table Norht Sea 2030 policy process





Sustainable energy production, storage and distribution

(Financial) participation in windparks


Operations & Maintenance

Aquaculture – fisheries – energy - nature


Multi-use of sustainable offshore assets

Small-scale lobster fishing in windparks


Zero emission shipping

Systems integration (hydrogen production on offshore oil & gas platforms)




Workshop I – part 2:

Workshop II - part 2:


Glimpse on the sustainable future of Shipping & Ocean Energy, MARIN & TKI Wind op Zee, Gemeente Rotterdam

The importance of integral innovation & multi-use to succeed with the energy transition at sea, MVI North Sea Energy lab, Periscope and Pilot Table North Sea 2030 policy process


Integration & dissemination session


Presentation of pilotes and challenges


Panel discussion with Dirk Sijmons (H+S Landscape architects) and Hans Hillebrand (Min EZK)


Network drinks


Location: Mullerzaal

WORKSHOP II: PUBLIC EVENT registration closed

Location: Lloydzaal, Jan Backxzaal and Foyer 13th floor


PERISCOPE Idea Jam on the Tuesday of the BlueWeek

 New cross-border and cross-sectorial challenges in the North Sea Region ask for trans-national and inter-sectorial solutions supported by incentives to break out of existing silos. PERISCOPE aims to support sustainable development of the North Sea, by strengthening cross-sector Blue Growth innovation capacity and bringing together the players (businesses, entrepreneurs, clusters/networks, researchers, universities, incubators, investors and funds, customers/users, regional and local authorities and development/business support agencies) for knowledge sharing, acceleration and launch of new innovation-projects.

The BlueWeek is therefore an excellent opportunity for PERISCOPE to gather stakeholders to think together about innovative Blue Growth ideas. To foster this discovery process, PERISCOPE will give the attendees of the BlueWeek the opportunity to participate in an interactive ranking of business opportunities and to come up with new innovative ideas. The best ideas will be highlighted by Marnix Krikke (Netherlands Maritime Technology) during the integration and dissemination session on the Tuesday afternoon. PERISCOPE will foster the development of promising ideas and will help idea-owners with matchmaking and in the search for financial support.


Seminar location: Lloydzaal registration closed. However as a trial you can join the live stream. Opened 09.00 hours CET






Astrid Kee, Member board of directors STC


Councillor Harbour, City of Rotterdam


Guilhem Gaillarde, MARIN, chairman, BlueForum


Natural Propulsion (chair: Gavin Allwright)


Installation of Norsepower Rotor Sail on board Viking Grace, Norsepower, Finland (Tuomas Riski)


Development of global wind power industry, as inspiration for wind assistance on ships, World Wind Energy Association, Germany (Stefan Gsänger)


BICEPS Network: shippers demand sustainable ocean shipping, FrieslandCampina Corporate Procurement, the Netherlands (Walter Vermeer)


Has hydrogen potential to be used as a marine fuel?, CMB, Belgium (Roy Campe)


Sustainability and wind assistance in shipping at the TU Delft, TU Delft, The Netherlands (Riaan van 't Veer)


Systematic variation of wind assisted ship designs, MARIN, The Netherlands (Rogier Eggers)


OceanWings®, a reefable and automated wingsail for the hybrid propulsion of ships, VPLP/CNIM, France (Nicolas Sdez/Gaetan Breurec)


Innovative large sail technology for a new cruise experience, STX France, France (Vianney Vautier)


Wind+Wing developments; scaling up, Wind+Wing Technologies, USA (Charlie Bogue)




Natural Propulsion (chair: Gavin Allwright)


Net Zero Sail Propulsion for Tankers with the TankerProa, Innovative Marine Technology, United States of America (Frank J. Berté)


The Tig Rig Retrofit Sail System, Dasivedo, Canada (Alistair Johnson)


Energy Transition in shipping, MARIN, the Netherlands (Moritz Krijgsman)


Ventifoil developments, eConowind, the Netherlands (Guus van der Bles)


Natural Solutions (chair: Gavin Allwright)


Flying insects & drones, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands (Florian Muijres)


Fish propulsion, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands (Johan L. van Leeuwen)


Bioinspired flow sensing in complex environments using an artificial lateral line, Rhine-Waal University, Germany (William Megill)


Biomimetic Ship Propulsion: towards the most efficient configuration, Groningen university, The Netherlands (Eize Stamhuis)


O-foil heritage and further…, MARIN, The Netherlands (Christian Veldhuis)


Pitches (short presentations)


Pitches for new joint research initiatives, natural propulsion and natural solutions


Scaling up, Wind+Wing, USA (Charlie Bogue)


Maritime Carbon Capture and Storage, MARIKO, Germany (Leo van der Burg (FME) & Inga Lauts)


The Tig Rig – mounting a coherent position for the shipping industry, Dasivedo, Canada (Alistair Johnson)


Opportunaties european subsidies for WASP, IDMM, the Netherlands (Robbert van Hasselt)


Wind propulsion Hubs, IWSA, UK (Gavin Allwright)


Network drinks


Venue: STC Lloydstraat 300, 3024 EA Rotterdam (metrostop Coolhaven 13min walk) or tram line 8 Spangen (stop Pieter de Hoochweg (6min walk).

Coffee, tea and lunches will be served during breaks free of charge to all participants who have registered and wear a badge

Parking: Q-park Schiecentrale, Schiehavenkade 120 Rotterdam (5 minutes walking distance from STC building). Free parking at P&R transferium, Capselsebrugpad 60, Rotterdam (continue your travel by Metro B in the direction Schiedam Centrum. exit at stop Coolhaven, 13 minutes walking distance from STC building).

Photo’s: during the event photo’s will be taken and displayed on the website

Presentations: after the event presentations will be available on the website

WiFi: free WiFi will be available, a code will be printed on your badge