News

New international initiative on biofouling

A new international effort to combat the negative environmental impacts of the transfer of aquatic species through ships has been launched this week.

The GloFouling Partnerships project - a collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) - will address the build-up of aquatic organisms on a ship’s underwater hull and on other marine mobile infrastructure.

 

The GloFouling project will drive actions to implement the IMO Guidelines for the control and management of ships’ biofouling, which provide a globally-consistent approach on how biofouling should be controlled and managed to minimize the transfer of invasive aquatic species through ships’ hulls and other submerged surfaces. 

http://www.maritimeprofessionals.net/Employment/new-international-initiative-on-biofouling-article-857.aspx  

 

FOLLOW US

- Never miss a thing -

c/- Jackson McDonald,
Level 17, 225 St Georges Tce Perth, Western Australia 6000