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7-8 April 2020
London, UK

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.


Unlimited networking opportunities
  • Taking place at the IMO HQ shortly after The Marine Environment Protection Committee, bringing together all the key stakeholders, domestic and international regulators, academia and R&D professionals, technology innovators, shipowners and ship managers.
  • 2 full days of discussion and networking with new and existing connections
2020 agenda highlights
  • An update and review of IMO’s biofouling guidelines
  • BIMCO’s in-water cleaning standard for ships
  • GEF-UNDP-IMO GloFouling Partnerships project
  • Vessel-Check- the global solution to IMS risk mitigation via shipping
  • Technology innovations: Preparing for an environmentally friendly future
  • Towards harmonised industry: The value of forming a working team integrated by professionals from different technical areas
Regulatory updates and technology innovation
  • This event brings together the leading regulators, researchers and scientists to exchange best practices and research results on all aspects of biofouling
  • Hear from leading policy experts on regulatory updates, learn about innovative technologies and discuss with your peers what are the next step for the environmentally friendly future.
  • Global perspectives from Australia, New Zealand and California on managing biofouling requirements in international seas

Are the biofouling guidelines sufficient in their current form?

Theofanis Karayannis is the Head of Marine Biosafety at the International Maritime Organization. Maritime Informa Connect caught up with him at the BWMTech conference in London to discuss the upcoming review of the IMO’s biofouling guidelines, and the potential for a mandatory regulatory instrument on biofouling post-2020.

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