OORI “Oceans of Opportunities, Rivers of Ideas”

Oceans of Opportunities, Rivers of Ideas (OORI)

OORI was an alumni networking event organized by the ICP Master programme in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management, that took place from 5 to 9 December 2018, at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and at Universiteit Gent. The overall theme of the event was: "How to become a change agent in aquatic sciences?". 

Theme? Change agent mechanisms and its implications in aquatic sciences. Topics:  ‘science gaps’, ‘overcoming constraints’, ‘Integrated views’, ‘forgotten ecosystems?’, ‘aquatic science and the public’, ‘career planning’, ‘trends and fashion or burning issues’, etc.

Programme? Keynote speeches by alumni, pitch presentations by stakeholders and alumni, round table discussions. All of the sessions were also video streamed (please find the recordings here)

For whom? Students (all programmes), Alumni of ‘Oceans & Lakes’, FAME, ECOMAMA and Marelac, lecturers of the programme, governance agents, research institutes and other stakeholders in the field

This event was sponsored by the Global Minds programme of VLIR-UOS (Universiteit Gent, Vrije Universiteit Brussel).