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Afdeling Maritieme Techniek Universiteit Gent
Shallow Water

Structure of the Knowledge Centre

The Knowledge Centre will achieve its goals by consolidating and increasing the knowledge through:

A: Documentation
B: Data Managment
C: National and International Collaborations

A: Documentation

A.1 Managing own literature

Collecting and arranging
Collecting and arranging of reports, publications and notes.

A.2 Managing external literature

Continuous literature study.

A.3 Distributing information

Distributing information by this website and a periodical newsletter.

B: Data Managment

B.1 Managing own data

Collecting and arranging
Easy access to data from the towing tank, mathematical models, etc.

B.2 Deducing data from documents

Collecting data from available literature and not based on a formal exchange with a research institute.

B.3 Recommending future research

Based on the results of documentation management see (A) recommending future research as experimental research, theses, training, etc.

C: National and International Collaborations

C.1 Internal collaboration

C.1.1 Training
C.1.2 Coordination
Formulating project plans and coordinating research projects.

C.2 Brainstorming group or sounding board

The sounding board is an advisory group composed of all the important players of the internal maritime market.

C.3 Advices for the Flemish Government, harbours, third parties

Giving limited advices to different (research) groups for new project plans.

C.4 International collaboration

C.4.1 Temporary
Participation in international projects, organisation of training, workshops and conferences.
C.4.2 Continuous
A co-operation based on Memoranda of Understanding with foreign research institutes.
C.4.3 Juridical framework
Cooperation based on contracts.