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GloFouling Webinars

BioPass - end to end biofouling management across the lifecycle of the asset


Monday, 15 March 2021

Webinar closed, recording available here



A study was carried out on the application of distributed ledger technology to enable the global implementation of the IMO Biofouling Guidelines. Born in the cloud and powered by blockchain, BioPass technology connects relevant stakeholders involved in the biofouling management lifecycle to a common information record in real time asynchronous environment for fast, effective, compliant biofouling management.

Presented by:

Rowan Fenn, Co-founder and CEO,; and
John Lewis, Principal Marine Consultant, ES Link Services Pty Ltd

Speaker: Mr. Rowan Fenn is a founding Director at BioPass Pty Ltd, and the Co-founder and CEO of Rowan’s purpose is to increase the carrying capacity of the planet by delivering new technologies that increase productivity and protect global resources. BioPass is a joint venture between 3 complimentary entities to produce comprehensive hull integrity and a biofouling management solution.

Speaker: Mr. John Lewis after completing honours and Masters degrees in marine botany at the University of Melbourne, went on to spend 30 years working as a scientist in the Defence Science & Technology Organisation in Melbourne. His principal research interests at DSTO were in marine biofouling and its prevention and, prior to his departure in mid-2007, he led a team investigating new, environmentally acceptable methods of biofouling control, biofouling and marine invasive species management, environmental compliance of naval vessels, and other environmental aspects of navy operations. John now works as a private consultant with ES Link Services, primarily on biofouling impacts, antifouling technologies, invasive marine species identification and management, and ship emission indexing. He also continued his academic interests in marine botany through an honorary position in the School of Botany at the University of Melbourne and marine invertebrate taxonomy as an Honorary Associate at Museum Victoria. John is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and is Co-Chair of the IMarEST Biofouling Management Special Interest Group.

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