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

Date: 

Martes, 21 de Abril de 2020

Time: 

6:00 pm (GMT)

Speaker: 

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

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

Date: 

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Time: 

5:00 pm (GMT)

Speaker: 

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

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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Past webinars

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Monitoring biofouling in the offshore renewable energy industry

Date: 

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Time: 

2:00 pm (GMT)

Speaker: 

Andrew Want, Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University

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

Date: 

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Time: 

10:00 am (GMT)

Speaker: 

Agnese Marchini, Researcher, Universita di Pavia

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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Impacts of biofouling in marine aquaculture

Date: 

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Time: 

9:00 am (GMT)

Speaker: 

Nina Bloecher, Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF

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

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Webinar closed, recording available