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Biofouling Management & Prevention Seminar

20.05.2019 08:30 Uhr – 21.05.2019 17:00 Uhr
International Maritime Organization, 4 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 7SR, UK
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Biofouling Management & Prevention Seminar

Lloyd's Maritime Academy presents a 2 day seminar to discuss the next steps for invasive species and biofouling control, share best practice and explore the latest solutions.
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Highlights for 2019:

  • Making a case for action – Discuss the impacts of marine bio-invasions via ship’s hull biofouling
  • The First-movers – Hear about New Zealand’s mandatory nation-wide biofouling measures and California’s Marine Invasive Species program (MISP)
  • Latest Developments from the IMO – Updates on the GloFouling project launch and overview of existing guidelines and upcoming review 
  • Unintended consequences – Ecological issues arising from in-water cleaning and the use of biocidal anti-fouling coatings
  • Latest solutions – Discussions on hull coatings, ultrasonic and UV technologies to in-water cleaning
  • Additional benefits – Sessions on energy efficiency, fuel savings and GHG reductions and Environmental benefits beyond invasive species control


PLUS! IMO Keynote:
An overview of the IMO’s Biofouling Guidelines from the Head of Marine Biosafety


Key Speakers for 2019:

  • Theofanis Karayannis, Head - Marine Biosafety, IMO
  • Julie Kuo, Hawaii Ballast Water & Hull Fouling Coordinator, Department of Land and Natural Resources in c/o with Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit
  • Dimitri Kyritsis, Energy and Environmental Manager, Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement
  • Ashok Srinivasan, Manager for Department of Maritime Technology and Regulation, BIMCO
  • Christine Valentin, COO, World Ocean Council
  • Chris Scianni, Senior Environmental Scientist, California State Lands Commission
  • Andrew Bell, Manager Border and Biosecurity Systems, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries
  • Geoffrey Swain, Director of the Center for Corrosion and Biofouling Control, Florida Institute of Technology 



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