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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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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Registration now open

Speaker: 

Nina Schaefer, Research Associate, Sydney Institute of Marine Science

Date: 

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Time: 

9:00 am (BST)

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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

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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Registration now open

Speaker: 

Ricardo Coutinho, Senior Research Scientist, IEAPM-Brazilian Navy

Date: 

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Time: 

3:00 pm (BST)

Past webinars

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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.

Time: 

2:00 pm (BST)

Date: 

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

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.

Time: 

5:00 pm (BST)

Date: 

Thursday, 2 July 2020

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.

Time: 

9:00 am (BST)

Date: 

Monday, 22 June 2020

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.

Time: 

10:00 am (BST)

Date: 

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

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

Time: 

3:00 pm (BST)

Date: 

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

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.

Time: 

5:00 pm (BST)

Date: 

Thursday, 23 April 2020

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.

Time: 

6:00 pm (BST)

Date: 

Martes, 21 de Abril de 2020

Speaker: 

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

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Webinar closed, recording available here

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.

Time: 

2:00 pm (GMT)

Date: 

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Speaker: 

Andrew Want, Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University

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Webinar closed, recording available here

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.

Time: 

10:00 am (GMT)

Date: 

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Speaker: 

Agnese Marchini, Researcher, Universita di Pavia

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Webinar closed, recording available here

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.

Time: 

9:00 am (GMT)

Date: 

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Speaker: 

Nina Bloecher, Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF

 

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