The Maritime Institute was established in 1984 with the following objectives:

  1. to conduct legal and multidisciplinary research with a focus on oceans and ocean related activities;
  2. to support education in the relevant fields;
  3. to organize workshops, conferences and symposia;
  4. to provide consultancy to non-academic actors (government agencies, non-governmental organizations, private sector).


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The mission of the Maritime Institute follows the mission of Ghent University and reflects a commitment to conducting independent, critical, novel and socially relevant research, as well as contributing to the internationalization of education and research.

The Maritime Institute strives to produce high-quality research output by publishing in peer reviewed international journals and books. It prioritizes an attractive research environment for its staff and for foreign guest researchers.