International Symposium for the Korean Peninsula Marine Global Project

November 26, 2021 13:00–18:10 (Korea Standard Time)

Opening Session

Opening Video

13:02~13:06 Opening Remarks

Prof. Han Taejun

Campus President, Ghent University Global Campus, Korea

13:06~13:10 Welcoming Remarks

Prof. Mieke Van Herreweghe

Vice-Rector, Ghent University, Belgium

13:10~13:13 Congratulatory Remarks

H.E. François Bontemps

Ambassador, Embassy of Belgium in Korea


Dr. Ghim Sa Youl

Chairman, Presidential Committee for Balanced National Development, Korea


Mr. Park Namchoon

Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City

13:20~13:35 Keynote Speech

“Marine Sciences for a Sustainable Ocean: the UGent Acceleration”

Prof. Colin R. Janssen

Department Animals Sciences and Aquatic Ecology Ecotoxicology, Ghent University, Belgium

Session I: Blue Bioeconomy
Session I Chair

Dr. Oh Young-Taek

Representative, Research Institute for Local Specialization, Korea

13:35~13:50 Session 1-1

“Seaweed as a Global Farming Blue Carbon Resource: Opportunities and Challenges”

Prof. Alejandro H. Buschmann

Centro i-mar, Universidad de Los Lagos, Puerto Montt, Chile

13:50~14:05 Session 1-2

“Fine Chemicals and Polymers from Seaweed and Algae Using MOFs as Catalyst”

Prof. Francis Verpoort

Center of Environmental and Energy Research, Ghent University Global Campus, Korea

14:05~14:20 Session 1-3

“Thermochemical Conversion of Marine Waste Biomass Towards Renewable Fuels and Chemicals”

Prof. Frederik Ronsse

Department of Green Chemistry and Technology, Ghent University, Belgium

14:20~14:35 Session 1-4

”Food Applications of Blue Green Microalgae Pigments”

Prof. Tanja Cirkovic Velickovic

Food Chemistry and Technology Research Center, Ghent University Global Campus, Korea

14:35~14:50 Session 1-5

“Exploration of Algae for Identification of Biomolecules as Potential Biopesticides and Biostimulants”

Prof. Sven Mangelinckx

Department of Green Chemistry and Technology, Ghent University, Belgium

14:50~15:05 Session 1-6

“Prospective of the Processes in the Blue Bio-Economy: Natural, Sustainable, Holistic and Virtual”

Prof. Antonio Delgado

Institute of Fluid Mechanics Erlangen (LSTM Erlangen), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany

15:05~15:45 Panel Discussion

Prof. Felix Diego Lopez Figueroa

Institute of Blue Biotechnology and Development, Malaga University, Spain


Dr. Ondřej Mašek

Engineering Systems, University of Edinburgh, UK

15:45~16:00 Coffee Break
Session II: Blue Carbon - Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change
Session II Chair

Prof. Philippe Heynderickx

Environmental and Energy Research Center, Ghent University Global Campus, Korea

16:00~16:15 Session 2-1

“Biodiversity of Soil Algae and Their Contribution to Carbon Fixation and Transformation in Soil”

Prof. Thomas Friedl

Department of Experimental Phycology and Culture Collection of Algae, Universität Göttingen, Germany

16:15~16:30 Session 2-2

“Impacts of Climate Change on Primary Benthic Production”

Prof. Katja Philippart

Director, Wadden Academy, Netherland

16:30~16:45 Session 2-3

“Effect of Climate Change on Food Security and Sustainable Wetland (Marshland) Management”

Prof. Kim Pilju

Vice President for External Cooperation, Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, North Korea

16:45~17:00 Session 2-4

"Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change: Exploring the Unlikely Connection with Conflict Analysis and Resolution"

Prof. Roland Wilson

School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University Korea Campus

17:00~17:15 Session 2-5

“Energy Crisis in Zero Carbon Emission Era”

Mr. Ryu Kwonhong

Director of Energy & Environmental Law Center / Attorney at Law, Korea

17:15~17:30 Session 2-6

“Tidal-Flat Diatoms: A Path to Blue-Carbon based Carbon Neutrality and Bioeconomy”

Prof. Han Taejun

Campus President, Ghent University Global Campus, Korea

17:30~18:10 Panel Discussion

Prof. Gaoge Wang

Department of Marine Ecology, Ocean University of China


Mr. Peter Normann Vangsbo

Executive Director, Innovation Centre Denmark at Embassy of Denmark in Korea


Dr. Lee Jeong Hyop

Senior Advisor, Program Management Unit For Competitiveness, Thailand