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Biofouling Global Seminar

Dr. Daria J. Hinz
Senior Scientist at Brookes Bell


Dr. Daria Hinz is an American-born scientist with an honours degree in Biology from Harvard University and a doctorate in Ocean and Earth Science from the University of Southampton. Prior to joining Brookes Bell, she carried out academic research in phytoplankton ecology and ocean chemistry and completed two research cruises on the RRS James Clark Ross with the British Antarctic Survey. Daria joined Brookes Bell in early 2011, became a partner in 2016, and progressed to Senior Scientist in 2019.

As a Senior Scientist with a background in marine biology, Daria primarily advises on charterparty disputes concerning the origins of hull fouling on commercial vessels. This work has involved the review of historical information provided well after an incident, in-water and drydocking surveys of vessel hulls throughout the world, the sampling of marine organisms from affected hulls, and the inspection of both collected and couriered marine samples. As an expert scientific witness Daria has written numerous reports for clients involved in dispute arbitrations, participated in expert meetings, and given deposition testimony.

Agenda Sessions

  • Charterparty Disputes and Hull Fouling Origins