08.11.2021 | Collaboration Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Student Jessie Boutestein (left) and teacher Ralph Bax of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (right).

Optimal training for students

The 'dry' lab, containing the microscopes, weighing table and other sensitive equipment, is becoming more and more complete. Thanks to the special cooperation with Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, a loan agreement has been made so that we now also have an instructional microscope (binocular) at our disposal. With this, the students can be trained optimally. Two people look at the same object at the same time, which allows information to be exchanged. In the picture student Jessie Boutestein (left) and teacher Ralph Bax (right).
At the back: Michaël Laterveer, left (Blue Linked, co-founder of the Oceans at Work Foundation), right: Ralph Bax, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. In front: Jessie Boutestein (left), Lisa Velberg (right), both students of Rotterdam University of

Interesting start-up

Lecturer Ralph Bax is quite clear about the reason why Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences lends out such advanced equipment. 'For us, start-ups like this one are the most interesting. The students learn what it is like to work really hands-on, with the means available. There is little money, you have to be creative and make the right technical choices. That's what makes good analysts.' In the picture, back left: Michaël Laterveer (Blue Linked, co-founder Oceans at Work Foundation), right: Ralph Bax (lecturer Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences). In front left: Jessie Boutestein, right: Lisa Velberg (students Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences).
Student Jessie Boutestein demonstrates the coulter counter.

Advanced equipment

This week, we also installed the coulter counter that we have on loan from students of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences during the internship period. With this advanced device, it is possible to count the number of microscopic algae in a water sample. A very useful tool for research into the optimum algae composition for circular fish farming. The algae form the first step in the food chain, which lives here under one roof.

Proud of collaboration

The Oceans at Work Foundation is extremely grateful and also proud of such a wonderful collaboration with Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS), Biology and Medical Laboratory Research. Thanks to such great cooperation partners, we can take steps towards circular fish farming, with the opportunity for a new generation to shape a better world.
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