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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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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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Past webinars

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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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