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R&D Forum and Exhibition on Biofouling Management for Maritime Industries

London, 11-14 October 2022

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

THE ISSUE

OBJECTIVE

The GEF-UNDP-IMO GloFouling Project will drive actions to implement the IMO Guidelines for the control and management of ships' biofouling, which provide a globally-consistent approach on how biofouling should be controlled and managed to minimise the transfer of invasive aquatic species through ships' hulls. The project will also spur the development of best practices and standards for improved biofouling management in other ocean industries.

Biofouling is the accumulation of marine animals, plants and algae on the surface of ships and other marine structures. When ships and structures move to new areas, these species can detach themselves, adapt to the new habitat, overcome local fauna and become invasive, with negative effects in the host ecosystem.

BIOFOULING AND INVASIVE SPECIES

BIOFOULING AND INVASIVE SPECIES

Adam Caar

Developer

Use this space to introduce yourself and share your professional history.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Biofouling Innovation Challenge

The World Ocean Council (WOC) and The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL) are collaborating to launch a global competition focused on innovative solutions and technologies that may improve the prevention, management and monitoring of marine biofouling.

Survey on Recreational boating and biofouling management 

Complete the survey in order to help us produce a study on the impacts of biofouling in the recreational boating sector, and its role as a vector for invasive aquatic species.

 

The study will include recommendations on the best approaches to tackle biofouling in a cost-effective way for all types of sailing boats, motorboats and yachts.

Global Industry Alliance for Marine Biosafety

Calling leaders from maritime, shipping, ocean energy, aquaculture and other ocean-based industries to join this alliance to support two key IMO pressing environmental  objectives via improved biofouling management: protect marine biodiversity and decarbonize shipping.

WEBINARS

NEWSLETTERS

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January 2022

A review of major events taking place in 2021, highlighting the delivery of training courses in LPCs, the COP 26 side event and first steps for regional entities.

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May 2021

Announcing the next webinar and information on the survey for recreational boating.

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January 2021

Summarizing all events, activities and webinars held during 2020, plus some insights on the experience of managing projects adjusted to the COVID era.

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July 2020  

An update on key events taking place during the second quarter of 2020, including the launch of the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety.

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March 2020

Outcome from the 7th meeting of IMO's Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response, and other major events taking place during the first quarter of 2020.

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