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Biofouling Prevention Forum
20 September 2022
Virtual Event

20 September 2022
Virtual Event

Biofouling Prevention Forum

Optimise your fleet: Controlling and preventing biofouling and invasive species.

In just 3 hours hear from maritime leaders and regulators on economical and environmental solutions to biofouling.

Prevent Biofouling. Save the environment!

Biofouling has been a massive problem since decades. The implications of biofouling have a far-reaching effect on the oceanic logistics & transportation. It has a major economic, environmental, and ecological impact on the world we live in.

Multiple solutions have been found to restrict biofouling; however, resistance has been one of the main factors when finding a perfect solution, given the global focus is now on protecting marine biodiversity. The IMO’s GHG emissions reduction targets state that shipping must reduce its CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030.

To deter biofouling, anti-fouling paints are used to prevent the growth of marine life on the submerged surfaces. At the same time, biocidal antifouling paints are toxic to marine organisms. Hence, researchers are working on developing a compound that is economically and environmentally viable.

Despite advances with regards to regulations and development of optimal solutions there has been no astute way to tackle biofouling.

Against the above backdrop, this 3-hour focused forum will bring together different stakeholders, researchers, and policy makers to discuss on the evolving need for a rational solution to prevent biofouling, adherence to regulatory compliances and the development of environment friendly anti-fouling products. 

So to learn more about the prevention of biofouling join us on the 20th of September from 10:00 - 13:00 CET.

The latest in anti-fouling

Preventing Pollution


Marine Biosafety


Sustainable Anti-Fouling Solutions

Biofouling and Marine Efficiency

Biofouling in Submerged Structures

Fuel Economy

Why Attend?

· Know about tools, technologies, and best practices to mitigate biofouling

· Learn about the importance of environment friendly anti-fouling coatings to manage biofouling

· Understand the economic and environmental benefits of managing biofouling

· Know about the updated regulatory requirements

· Control and minimize the transfer of invasive aquatic species by managing biofouling

· Importance of underwater cleaning; techniques, risks, and regulations