Day 1, 26 November 2013 (PM only)

12h00 - 13h00: Registration

13h00 - 13h30: Welcome


13h30 - 13h45: Introduction to the symposium: Motivation, content and objectives


13h45 - 15h15: Belgian monitoring findings


15h15 - 16h00: Coffee break


16h00 - 17h15: Belgian monitoring findings (ctd.)


17h15 - 17h45: External review process and findings


17h45 - 18h15: Poster pitch presentations


18h15 - 19h30: Poster session (with accompanying reception)


20h00 - 23h00: Symposium dinner “Eating with dinosaurs”


Day 2, 27 November 2013 (full day)

9h00 . 9h15

  • Introduction to day 2: Brief summary of day 1 findings and expectations for day 2


9h15 . 10h45


10h45 . 11h15

  • Coffee break


11h15- 12h30


12h30 . 13h30

  • Lunch


13h30 . 15h00


15h00 . 15h30

  • Coffee break


15h30 . 17h00

  • Plenary discussion with moderating panel; subject .Learning from the past to optimise future monitoring programmes.
    • Moderating panel
      • Scientific committee
      • Representatives of the offshore wind farm industry


Day 3, 28 November 2013

This side event will be an informative full day trip with the research vessel Belgica to the Belgian wind farms. We will leave in the morning from Brussels and travel by bus to the coast. From there we will start a tour to the Belgian wind farms. On board there will informative presentations and demonstrations about the wind farms and the environmental monitoring. The number of places for this event will be limited. Participants will be accepted on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

8h00: departure in Brussels (in front of the RBINS)
8h00-10h00: bus trip to Zeebrugge
10h00-10h30: embarkation on the RV Belgica
10h30-12h30: sampling activities and presentations
12h00-13h00: lunch
13h00-14h30: presentations and transit to the Belgian wind farm area
14h30-15h30: loop inside the wind farm area
15h30-17h30: onboard presentations and transit back to Zeebrugge
18h00-20h00: bus trip back to Brussels

This programme is weather permitting. The final go or no go will be decided on Wednesday November 27th and will be communicated during the conference. In case we will not sail out, there will be a back-up programme.