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May 2020

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.


Thank you to our speakers, sponsors, partners and attendees for making the Biofouling Management & Prevention Seminar a huge success!


Making a case for action

The impacts of marine bio-invasions via ship’s hull biofouling

The first-movers

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 

Unintended consequences

Ecological issues arising from in-water cleaning and the use of biocidal anti-fouling coatings

Additional benefits

Energy efficiency, fuel savings and GHG reductions

Environmental benefits beyond invasive species control 

Latest solutions

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.

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