11 to 14 October 2022  |  Committee Room 9, IMO Headquarters, London 

2nd GloFouling Partnerships R&D Forum and Exhibition on
Biofouling Prevention and Management for Maritime Industries

Programme

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Monday 10 October 2022

17:00 – 19:00

OPENING RECEPTION One Great George Street

 

Master of Ceremony: Lilia Khodjet El Khil, GloFouling Partnerships, IMO 

Forum moderator: Craig Eason, Fathom World

Tuesday 11 October 2022

 

8:00 – 9:00

REGISTRATION  IMO entrance hall - Registration Desk

BREAKFAST  Delegates' Lounge area, first floor

 

9:00 – 9:30

OPENING SESSION

Welcome address from IMO

Xiaojie Zhang, Director, Technical Cooperation Division, IMO

Gyorgyi Gurban, Head, Projects implementation, Department of Partnerships and Projects, IMO

Opening keynote speaker

Katy Ware, Director, UK Maritime Services, Permanent Representative of the UK to the IMO

 

9:30 – 11:30

SESSION 1 – Innovative anti-fouling coating systems, biofouling management technologies and methods in shipping, recreational boating, aquaculture, oil & gas, and ocean renewable energy structures.

Chair of Session: Craig Eason, Fathom World

Presentations

Neil Oxtoby, AkzoNobel  & Bart Salters, Philips. UVC Anti-Fouling Solution – Design, Experiments and Results of next generation Samples.

Ralitsa Mihaylova, Safinah Group. Data driven approaches to coating selection and the challenges with ship-specific functional specifications.

I Ketut Aria Pria Utama, An Investigation into the Development of Hydrophobic Antifouling Paint to Minimize the Growth of Biofouling on Ship Hull.

Tor Ostervold, ECOsubsea. Results of biofouling cleaning in offshore rigs.

Questions and answers

 

11:30 - 12:00

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Mark Patterson & Gary Rosewell, Proteus Ocean Group. Proteus, the International Space Station of the Sea.

 

12:00 – 13:30

LUNCH  Delegates' Lounge area, first floor

 

13:30 – 15:00

SESSION 1 (Cont.) – Innovative anti-fouling coating systems, biofouling

management technologies and methods in shipping, recreational boating,

aquaculture, oil & gas, and ocean renewable energy structures.

Chair of Session: Craig Eason, Fathom World

Presentations

Peter Maidment, CleanSubSea. Responsible biofouling management through IWHC with complete capture and containment.

Karl Lander, Armach Robotics. Autonomous Robots Enable Proactive Cleaning.

Eirik Eide, Shipshave. In transit cleaning of hulls for sustainable disposal of effluent.

Melissa Tribou, Florida Institute of Technology. Methods to Determine Cleaning Tool Selection for Proactive In-water Hull Cleaning.

Lisa-May Alvarez, University of Toulon. Impact of ultrasounds on micro and macro-fouling 
development. 

Questions and answers

 

15:00 – 15:15

COFFEE-BREAK AND EXHIBITION VISIT Delegates' Lounge area, first floor

15:15 – 17:00

INDUSTRY PANEL - World Ocean Council (WOC)

Theme: Facilitating green investment to support innovation and technology development for biofouling management

Chair of Session: Paul Holthus, World Ocean Council (WOC)

Panel discussion 

Tony Foster, Marine Capital

Birgit Liodden, The Ocean Opportunities Lab (TOOL)

Diane Gilpin, Smart Green Shipping

Michael van Niekerk, NorthStar Impact

Andrew Smith, GreenBackers Investment Capital

Maarten Biermans, Prow Capital

Wednesday 12 October 2022

 

8:00 – 8:30

BREAKFAST  Delegates' Lounge area, first floor

 

8:30 – 10:00

SESSION 2 – Environmental and economic impacts of invasive aquatic species introduced via biofouling on ships, other marine structures and aquaculture equipment.

Chair of Session: Craig Eason, Fathom World

Presentations

Mario Tamburri, GESAMP WG 44: Biofouling Management, Update on the status of development of the GESAMP WG 44.

Sarah Culloty, University College Cork, Ireland. Biofouling, pathogens and invasive aquatic species: Understanding the links.

Paula Holland, NIWA. Assessing the economic impacts of biofouling and invasive aquatic species.  A Guide published by GloFouling Partnerships.

Nicola Stokes, North Queensland Bulk Ports. Quantifying the economic impact of an invasive species in ports and harbours.

Questions and answers

10:00 – 10:15

COFFEE-BREAK AND EXHIBITION VISIT  Delegates' Lounge area, first floor

10:15 – 12:00

SESSION 3 – Ocean renewable energy and aquaculture sectors: Challenges and best practices to manage biofouling

Part 1 - Ocean renewable energy

Chair of Session: Andrew Want, Herriot-Watt University/University of Hull

Presentations

Raeanne Miller, Aquatera. Biofouling and ocean renewable energy: what have we learned in the last decade?

Catherine Tait, European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). Biofouling impacts on marine energy technologies: experiences from an open-sea test facility.

 

Part 2 - Aquaculture

Chair of Session: Henrik Oksfeldt Enevoldsen, IOC-UNESCO

Presentation

Sandra E. Shumway, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut. Recommendations 
and Best Practices for Biofouling Management in the Aquaculture 
Sector.

Panel discussion:

Simone Durr, Liverpool John Moores University

Guillaume Drillet, World Aquaculture Society (WAS)

 

Questions and answers

12:00 – 13:30

LUNCH  Delegates' Lounge area, first floor

13:30 – 15:15

SESSION 4 - Monitoring biofouling: How can innovation help?

Chair of Session: Geoffrey Swain, Florida Institute of Technology

Presentations

Alexandre Immas, Berkeley Marine Robotics. Automated Ship Hull Inspection with a Swarm of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles.

Marie Dale, AkzoNobel. A data driven route to reducing the risk of invasive species translocated through biofouling on ships.

Solène Guéré, NotiloPlus. Why rely on cloud-based systems for biofouling management plans?

Lina Ceballos-Osuna, California State Lands Commission. Proxy-based model to assess the relative contribution of ballast water and biofouling’s potential propagule pressure and prioritize vessel inspections.

Yusik Kim, TAS Global & Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. An update on research conducted in the Republic of Korea.

Questions and answers

15:15 – 15:30

COFFEE-BREAK AND EXHIBITION VISIT  Delegates' Lounge area, first floor

15:30 – 16:30

SESSION 5 - Testing performance of technologies and methods to manage biofouling – What are the challenges? 

Chair of Session: Guillaume Drillet, SGS

Presentations

Bev Mackenzie, BIMCO. The challenges of assessing biofouling coverage: Can AI play a role in supporting both industry initiatives and capacity development?

Mario Tamburri, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Technical Considerations for Development of Policy and Approvals for In-Water Cleaning of Ship Biofouling.

Guillaume Drillet, SGS. Global TestNet and laboratory testing capabilities.

Questions and answers

16:45 – 18:15

TEST Biofouling Project

Private meeting for beneficiary countries of the TEST Biofouling Project.

Thursday 13 October 2022

 

8:00 – 8:30

BREAKFAST  Delegates' Lounge area, first floor

8:30 – 10:00

SESSION 6 – Port perspectives of biofouling management

Chair of Session: Craig Eason, Fathom World

Presentations

Luc Van Espen, Port of Antwerp/Brugge. Underwater cleaning in the Flemish ports.

Reza Ludovic, Agence Portuaire, Maritime et Fluviale, Madagascar. International Port of Toamasina, capacity and organization issues to deal with invasion of Invasive Aquatic Species from biofouling.

Panel discussion:

Nicola Stokes, North Queensland Bulk Ports, Australia

Simon Doran, HullWiper

Even Husby, Port of Bergen, Norway

Nikhilesh Bhatia, Hapag Lloyd

10:00 – 10:15

COFFEE-BREAK AND EXHIBITION VISIT  Delegates' Lounge area, first floor

10:15 – 12:00

SESSION 7 – Increasing the role of women in biofouling management

Chair of Session: Gyorgyi Gurban, IMO

Presentation

Sanjam Gupta, Sitara Shipping . Charting the route towards inclusive biofouling management.

Panel discussion:

Bev MacKenzie, BIMCO

Brigit M. Liodden, the Ocean Opportunity Lab

Lilia Khodjet El Khil, GloFouling Partnerships, IMO

Lina Ceballos-Osuna, California State Lands Commission

Solène Guéré, NotiloPlus

Shireene M Galal Mounir, Arab Women In Maritime Association (AWIMA)

12:00 – 13:30

LUNCH  Delegates' Lounge area, first floor

13:30 – 15:00

SESSION 8 – ROUNDTABLE – GloFouling beneficiary countries sharing experience on key initiatives and challenges

Chair of Session: Lilia Khodjet El Khil, GloFouling Partnerships, IMO

Presentations

Gabriel Abad, Dirección Nacional de los Espacios Acuáticos (DIRNEA), Ecuador. Analysis of the baseline situation in Ecuador for biofouling management in all maritime industries.

Maria Cecilia T. de Castro, Brazilian Navy. Brazilian Regulation on the Management of Ships’ Biofouling.

Mahmoud Ahmed, The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA). Challenges and achievements in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

Roundtable discussion:

With representatives from the Lead Partnering Countries of GloFouling Partnerships.

15:00 – 15:15

COFFEE-BREAK AND EXHIBITION VISIT Delegates' Lounge area, first floor

15:15 – 17:00

SESSION 9 – Recreational boating and its role as a secondary pathway for invasive aquatic species

Chair of Session: Agnese Marchini, University of Pavia

Presentations

Mar Santos-Simón, University of Pavia. Assessment of the effectiveness of different antifouling solutions for recreational boats in the context of bio-invasions.

John Alonso, GloFouling Partnerships, IMO. New recommendations on biofouling management for the recreational boating sector.

Evangelina Schwindt, IBIOMAR-CONICET. Alternative hull biofouling management in Argentina.

Panel discussion

Udo Kleinitz, ICOMIA

Katie Costello, IUCN

Alexandra Rickham, World Sailing

Friday 14 October 2022

8:00 – 8:30

BREAKFAST Delegates' Lounge area, first floor

8:30 – 8:45​

SESSION 10 - Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety: Private sector-led contributions to the global environment agenda

Presentation

Yusik Kim, TAS Global, GIA chair. GIA objectives and achievements.

Questions and answers

8:45 – 10:00

SESSION 11 (Part 1) - Biofouling management and fuel efficiency – Understanding the potential for GHG emissions savings

Chair of Session: Craig Eason, Fathom World

Presentations

Camille Bourgeon, IMO.  Biofouling management as a tool to achieve IMO Strategy on GHG reduction. 

John Alonso, GloFouling Partnerships, IMO.  Report on the impact of biofouling on GHG emissions.

Stephen Riley, PPG. Fouling release coatings: why the use of friction coefficient is the optimal way to measure the hull surface impact on drag reduction.

Questions and answers

10:00 – 10:15

COFFEE-BREAK Delegates' Lounge area, first floor

10:15 – 12:00

SESSION 11 (Part 2) - Biofouling management and fuel efficiency – Understanding the potential for GHG emissions savings

Chair of Session: Craig Eason, Fathom World

Presentations

Jean Prudhomme, Embassy of France in the United Kingdom.  Results of an in-water hull cleaning programme of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.

Markus Hoffmann, I-Tech AB. The Impact of ‘Fouling Idling’ on the Decarbonisation of the Global Shipping Fleet.

Darren R Jones, Sonihull.  Can we, and should we, fast track new technologies to deal with biofouling?

Questions and answers

12:00 – 13:00

LUNCH  Delegates' Lounge area, first floor

13:00 – 14:30

SESSION 12 - Policy aspects – How can policy respond to biofouling management challenges?

Chair of Session: Sveinung Oftedal, Norway, Coordinator of the IMO Correspondence Group on Biofouling

Presentations

Teo Karayannis, IMO. Overview of the current status of the revision of the IMO Biofouling Guidelines. 

Lilia Khodjet El Khil, GloFouling Partnerships, IMO. Efforts made under the GloFouling Partnerships project to streamline the development of biofouling management measures.

Panel discussion

Lina Ceballos-Osuna, California State Lands Commission, USA 

Timothy Carew, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia

Katherine Giroux-Bougard, Transport Canada, Canada

Dick Brus, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Directorate for Maritime Affairs, The Netherlands

14:30 - 14:45

MEETING AGAIN - the 3rd GloFouling Partnerships R&D Forum on Biofouling Prevention and Management 

Seong-yeob Lee, Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO)

Hoyoon Kim, Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO)

14:45 – 14:50

SUMMARY

Craig Eason, Forum moderator, Fathom World

14:50 – 15:00

CLOSING REMARKS

Gyorgyi GurbanHead, Projects implementation, Department of Partnerships and Projects, IMO

Lilia Khodjet El Khil, Technical Project Manager, GloFouling Partnerships, Department of Partnerships and Projects, IMO

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Photo credits (top to bottom): Emilio Mancuso; shutterstock; Ashley Coutts; WikiCommons; piqsels; Creative Commons; Hans Hillewaert; Paolo Varrella; Subsea Industries; Mariano Rodríguez - @argentinasubmarina; piqsels; Flickr; Wikimedia Commons; Jean-Pierre Bazard; Eric Gao; piqsels; Flickr; pexels.

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