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Biofouling Prevention Forum
20 September 2022
Virtual Event10am-1pm CET

Darren Jones
Environment and Sustainability Director at Sonihull Ultrasonic Anti-fouling


Darren Jones is a Chartered Director with experience on both public and private sector boards and has a focus on strategy, governance, external engagement and the green economy.

Darren is ESG Director of Sonihull, the world's leading green tech marine antifouling company, based in Coventry UK and the UAE.

Darren was the founding Chair of the IMO Glofouling Project GIA, leading the maritime industry in tackling bio fouling. He has previously been Vice Chair of NHS Coventry and Warwickshire and President of Coventry and Warwickshire Chambers of Commerce.

Darren has also been Entrepreneur in Residence at Coventry University. He is currently Chair of the Centre for the New Midlands’ Environment, Transport and Infrastructure work stream.

Agenda Sessions

  • Opening and Welcome Remarks by the Chairman

  • Project, Partnership & Regulatory Update – GEF-UNDP-IMO GloFouling Partnerships Project

  • Panel Discussion – Anti-fouling agents – A necessary Evil?

  • Keynote Session – Updated Regulations in Biofouling and Vessel Biofouling Inspections

  • Panel Discussion – Shipping and the spread of marine non-indigenous marine species

  • Keynote Session – How does colonialization by marine organisms affect antifouling research?

  • Panel Discussion – Marine Biosafety - How can we ensure it through global partnerships?

  • Panel Discussion – How else can we prevent biofouling – A ship design perspective?

  • Keynote – Australia’s New Biofouling Management Requirements for International Ships’ and Progress on Australian In-water Cleaning Standards

  • Closing Remarks and Close of the Conference


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