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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.

Disclaimer:

IMO (and by extension, the GloFouling Partnerships Project) is required to preserve its neutrality in all circumstances and cannot be perceived in any way or form to support, condone or approve any technologies, services or practices offered by a commercial entity, nor to endorse or recommend any technologies, services and practices in preference to others. The opinions expressed in the webinars are solely those of the presenter(s).

Next webinars

 

Past webinars

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Webinar closed, recording available here

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Understanding ultrasonic anti-fouling systems

This webinar will focus on ultrasonics anti-fouling system and will explain how they work, where can ultrasonics be effectively utilised, and their place in the armoury in the battle with biofouling.

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Webinar closed, recording available here

19

Maintaining a clean hull: the environmental and economic footprint of ship hull fouling and hull maintenance

Dr. Dinis Reis Oliveira will present on a novel interactive tool - HullMASTER, which helps to make evidence-based decisions on ship hull maintenance.

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Webinar closed, recording available here

18

The spread of marine diseases and pathogens and the link to invasive species

A number of factors are contributing to the increased spread of marine diseases with greater impacts. With greater movements of ships and goods worldwide and increases in aquaculture - one contributor is the potential spread of invasive species via biofouling.

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Webinar closed, recording available here

17

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

Introduction of BioPass technology created to connect relevant stakeholders involved in the biofouling management lifecycle to a common information record in real time.

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Webinar closed, recording available here

16

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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Webinar closed, recording available here

15

Managing Marine Bioinvasions in the Galapagos Islands Marine Reserve

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.

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Webinar closed, recording available here

14

Biofouling management in New Zealand salmon farms: challenges and directions

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…

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Webinar closed, recording available here

13

An update on the review of the Biofouling Guidelines

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.

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Webinar closed, recording available here

12

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

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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Webinar closed, recording available here

11

Ecological engineering of marine infrastructure for biosecurity

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

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Webinar closed, recording available here

10

Effect of biofouling on ship performance and energy efficiency

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.

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Webinar closed, recording available here

9

Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety

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.

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Webinar closed, recording available here

8

Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety

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.

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Webinar closed, recording available here

7

Vessel-Check: an aquatic biosecurity risk assessment tool

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

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Webinar closed, recording available here

6

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

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

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Webinar closed, recording available here

5

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

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.

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Seminario terminado, grabación disponible aquí

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

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.

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Webinar closed, recording available here

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Monitoring biofouling in the offshore renewable energy industry

Global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is increasing the deployment of new technologies and structures to generate electricity form ocean resources such as tides and waves.

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Webinar closed, recording available here

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The role of biofouling in recreational sailing, yachting and marinas as a pathway for non-indigenous species

Biofouling on recreational boats is a major pathway for the introduction of non-indigenous species with a potential to becoming invasive.

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Webinar closed, recording available here

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Impacts of biofouling in marine aquaculture

An introduction to the main obstacles for efficient and sustainable growth presented by biofouling in the marine aquaculture industry.