Do you have a question or an idea, or do you want more information about the functioning of the living lab: contact us at or inquire about the Marine Living Lab via any ILVO employee. Coordination of the operation is done by Sofie Vandendriessche and Hans Polet. We will contact you! Depending on the applicable corona measures, we invite you for a person-to-person conversation, over the phone or online. Who knows, we may soon develop an innovative product together, or we will start a brand new research project.

Hans Polet

Hans Polet

Afdelingshoofd ILVO Visserij

Sofie Vandendriessche

Sofie Vandendriessche

Communicatie ILVO - Coördinator Marine Living Lab


On public transport

Take the train to Oostende. There is a tram station beside the railway station, where you can catch a tram to Knokke. Use the ‘Duin en Zee’ tram stop, where you have a clear view of the Earth Explorer. Walk back for about 200 m toward ILVO's Fisheries site. The site is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.

By car

Take the A10 to Oostende. At the end, you arrive at a roundabout (J.F. Kennedyplein). Follow the road sign Bredene-Blankenberge (N34). Drive straight ahead through the tunnel and follow the tram line until the 4th traffic lights (on your left is a water tower). Turn left onto Jacobsensstraat and then take the first street on your right (Ankerstraat). ILVO's Fisheries site is on your right. The site is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.

Ankerstraat 1
8400 Oostende