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

Wetenschappelijke directeur ILVO Marien


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 ‘Oosteroever’ tram stop. Walk back for about 200 m toward the blue InnovOcean Campus.

Blue bikes (shared bikes) are also available at the Ostend train station. The station is located about 3 km from the InnovOcean Campus.

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). The InnovOcean Campus is the blue building on your right.

Jacobsenstraat 1
8400 Oostende