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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Vessel-Check: an aquatic biosecurity risk assessment tool

Date: 

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Time: 

10:00 am (BST)

Speaker: 

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

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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Registration opening soon

Past webinars

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Webinar closed, recording available

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

Date: 

Time: 

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

3:00 pm (BST)

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Webinar closed, recording available

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

Date: 

Time: 

Thursday, 23 April 2020

5:00 pm (BST)

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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

Date: 

Time: 

Martes, 21 de Abril de 2020

6:00 pm (BST)

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Webinar closed, recording available

Monitoring biofouling in the offshore renewable energy industry

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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.

Speaker: 

Andrew Want, Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University

Date: 

Time: 

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

2:00 pm (GMT)

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Webinar closed, recording available

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

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

Speaker: 

Agnese Marchini, Researcher, Universita di Pavia

Date: 

Time: 

Thursday, 20 February 2020

10:00 am (GMT)

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Webinar closed, recording available

Impacts of biofouling in marine aquaculture

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

Speaker: 

Nina Bloecher, Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF

Date: 

Time: 

Thursday, 30 January 2020

9:00 am (GMT)

 

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