Biofouling Management & Prevention Seminar
Lloyd's Maritime Academy presents a 2 day seminar to discuss the next steps for invasive species and biofouling control, share best practice and explore the latest solutions.
2019 KEY AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS
Making a case for action
The impacts of marine bio-invasions via ship’s hull biofouling
New Zealand’s mandatory nation-wide biofouling measures and California's Marine Invasive Species Program (MISP)
The latest developments from the IMO
The GloFouling project launch
Overview of existing guidelines and upcoming review
Ecological issues arising from in-water cleaning and the use of biocidal anti-fouling coatings
Energy efficiency, fuel savings and GHG reductions
Environmental benefits beyond invasive species control
From hull coatings, ultrasonic and UV technologies to in-water cleaning
Are the biofouling guidelines sufficient in their current form?
Theofanis Karayannis is the Head of Marine Biosafety at the International Maritime Organization. KNect365 Maritime caught up with him at the BWMTech conference in London to discuss the upcoming review of the IMO’s biofouling guidelines, and the potential for a mandatory regulatory instrument on biofouling post-2020.