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European Marine Board IVZW

Address: European Marine Board, Jacobsenstraat 1, 8400 Oostende, Belgium
Telephone: +32 (0) 59 33 69 24

Contact each member of the Secretariat here.


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The European Marine Board Secretariat is situated in the brand-new InnovOcean campus. The Secretariat offices are offered to the European Marine Board by the Flemish Government. The official move to the new building took place in September 2022. 


By car from the E40 motorway

At the end of the E40/A10 motorway you enter Ostend (Oostende in Dutch) and follow exit 4 in the direction of Blankenberge (N34). After passing traffic lights, a roundabout and the viaduct, you turn left at the third  traffic lights in the direction of Vismijn. Take the first turn on your right into Ankerstraat, and you will see the InnovOcean campus appear on your right. The main entrance is located at the right side of the building. Parking facilities are available on the left side of the building, or you can park in the street for free.

From Brussels

If you travel from Brussels Airport, you can take a train to Brussels (North, Central or South stations) or Gent, and make one change to the train to Ostend. The railway station is situated at level -1 of the airport. A door-to-door train journey from the airport to Ostend takes 1.40 to 2 hours, depending on the itinerary (the fastest way is via Brussels North).

Belgian train timetables can be found here.

From the railway station of Ostend

  • Boat

A small ferry boat regularly circulates between East and West Ostend, between the city centre (aquarium) and the 'Oosteroever' (Maritiem Plein). As you exit the station, turn right and walk along the Visserskaai embankment until you reach the Aquarium (6 min. walk). The boat is free of charge and the crossing of the harbour takes no more than 2 minutes. You can find the time table here.

Once you get off the boat, it takes 17 minutes to reach the InnovOcean campus following the directions via this link.

  • Tram

Take a tram at the Ostend railway station in the direction of Knokke to the tram stop called ‘Weg naar vismijn’ (first stop after the station). Get off, cross the tram line, and take the first turn on your right into Ankerstraat. You will see the InnovOcean campus appear on your right. The main entrance is located at the right side of the building. This walk takes about 5 min.

  • Bus

You can also take bus 9 (Groenendijk-Sas Slijkens) on bus platform 12 in front of the railway station. Get off at the bus stop called 'Sluisplein' (first stop after the station). Cross Moreauxlaan (going in the direction opposite than the bus), cross the tram line, and continue following the directions provided above.

  • Taxi

Taxis are available at the station.