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GloFouling Webinar Series

Our webinars are an opportunity to discover specific aspects, challenges and solutions, across all the maritime sectors, related to biofouling and invasive aquatic species. This is part of the efforts of the GloFouling Partnerships to provide a platform to share knowledge and increase awareness on this important issue that, left undeterred, may impact marine biodiversity and hamper the sustainability of new initiatives related to the Blue Economy.

Webinars are open to all participants, free of charge. While the main language will be English, some webinars will be offered in Spanish and French.  Recordings for past webinars are also available here. For information on upcoming and past webinars read below.

Next webinars

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Raising the bar in in-water cleaning

In January 2021, a new industry standard on in-water cleaning with capture was published. The presentation will inform about the work of the industry working group, the content, and the next steps that will be taken to raise the bar in in-water cleaning.

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Registration now open

Speaker: 

Ashok Srinivasan (key speaker), Manager, Department of Maritime Technology & Regulation, BIMCO

Aron Sørensen (panellist), Head, Marine Environment Department, BIMCO

Date: 

Friday, 5 March 2021

Time: 

2:00pm (GMT)

Past webinars

 
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Webinar closed, recording available here

Managing Marine Bioinvasions in the Galapagos Islands Marine Reserve

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The Galapagos Islands are under threat from possible invasive aquatic species (IAS) via increased marine traffic (e.g. tourism). The Charles Darwin Foundation and other partners are developing risk assessments along with protocols for IAS prevention and management.

Speaker: 

Inti Keith, Principal Investigator, Charles Darwin Foundation

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Webinar closed, recording available here

Biofouling management in New Zealand salmon farms: challenges and directions

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Biofouling presents an operational challenge for finfish aquaculture globally. In New Zealand, the salmon aquaculture industry has moved away from the use of antifouled nets…

Speaker: 

Lauren Fletcher, Marine Ecologist - Biosecurity and Invasive Species, Cawthron Institute

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Webinar closed, recording available here

An update on the review of the Biofouling Guidelines

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During 72nd Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) session the Member States have assigned Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) to review the 2011 IMO Biofouling Guidelines. During this webinar an update will be provided about the progress so far.

Speaker: 

Teo Karayannis, Head, Marine Biosafety, International Maritime Organization (IMO)

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Webinar closed, recording available here

Risk of dissemination of the nonindigenous Orange cup coral from ship hulls and oil/gas platforms in the South West Atlantic

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Risk of dissemination of the nonindigenous Orange cup coral from ship hulls and oil/gas platforms in the South West Atlantic

Speaker: 

Ricardo Coutinho, Senior Research Scientist, IEAPM-Brazilian Navy

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Webinar closed, recording available here

Ecological engineering of marine infrastructure for biosecurity

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Presenting the results of a literature review and a large scale field experiment on the factors that influence the settlement of invasive aquatic species.

Speaker: 

Nina Schaefer, Research Associate, Sydney Institute of Marine Science

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Webinar closed, recording available here

Effect of biofouling on ship performance and energy efficiency

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The webinar will analyse the questions of “How might the roughness of biofouling and fouling-control coatings be related to full-scale ship resistance and powering?” It will showcase experimental and numerical methods with future directions.

Speaker: 

Yigit Kemal Demirel, Senior Lecturer, University of Strathclyde

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Webinar closed, recording available here

Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety

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The webinar will explain the concept of the GIA, what benefits can be derived from its activities and how can private sector companies join this initiative.

Speaker: 

GloFouling Partnerships Project Technical Manager (Lilia Khodjet El Khil) and GIA members (ECOsubsea and Sonihull)

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Webinar closed, recording available here

Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety

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The webinar will explain the concept of the GIA, what benefits can be derived from its activities and how can private sector companies join this initiative.

Speaker: 

GloFouling Partnerships Project Technical Manager (Lilia Khodjet El Khil) and GIA members (CleanSubSea and HullWiper)

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Webinar closed, recording available here

Vessel-Check: an aquatic biosecurity risk assessment tool

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The Vessel-Check portal provides an indicative risk assessment for a vessel, based on its management practices to mitigate the transfer of IAS.

Speaker: 

Dave Abdo, Senior Scientist - Aquatic Pest Biosecurity, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Government of Western Australia

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Webinar closed, recording available here

Managing corrosion and biofouling of the offshore monopile supports for wind turbines

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Research on a new concept for offshore wind monopile design that also aims at enhancing local marine habitats

Speaker: 

Geoffrey Swain, Director, Center for Corrosion and Biofouling Control, Florida Institute of Technology

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Webinar closed, recording available here

Lessons learned through implementing and enforcing California’s biofouling management regulations

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This webinar will highlight the lessons learned from the use of reporting forms and vessel inspections carried out by California over the past 3 years.

Speaker: 

Chris Scianni, Senior Environmental Scientist, Marine Invasive Species Program, California State Lands Commission

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Seminario terminado, grabación disponible aquí

Normativa para la gestión de bioincrustaciones marinas. La experiencia del Estado de California

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En este seminario web se destacarán las lecciones aprendidas del uso de formularios de notificación e inspecciones de buques llevadas a cabo por California durante los últimos 3 años.

Speaker: 

Lina Ceballos-Osuna, Programa de Especies Marinas Invasoras, California State Lands Commission

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