Marine Biofouling Management


Marine Biofouling Management

March 30-31, 2021
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CST each day (Lectures followed by Q&A)
Virtual (Zoom)

This virtual Corrosion Technical Series (CTS) Short Course delivers seven hours of content over two days highlighting the economic and environmental benefits of managing biofouling of marine assets. Seven industry thought leaders share their expertise in mitigating biofouling from their unique perspectives in shipping operations, research, environmental regulations, antifouling coatings, hull cleaning, naval architecture, and more. Their experiences contribute to a holistic body of knowledge that addresses biofouling management from initial design throughout the service life of the vessel.

Hear their insights, best practices, and current developments related to environmental regulations, in-water cleaning processes, niche area design, and selection of anti-fouling coatings. You will walk away with transferrable knowledge you can implement in your career.

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Learning objectives

  • Recognize economic and environmental benefits of managing biofouling of marine assets
  • Understand biosafety and biofouling regulatory requirements
  • Minimize the transfer of invasive aquatic species by controlling and managing biofouling
  • Identify and implement tools, best practices, design practices, and practical means to mitigate biofouling
  • Importance of anti-fouling coatings as a tool to manage biofouling
  • Review the need for in-water hull cleaning

Featured lecturers

  • Johnny Eliasson, Chevron Shipping, Hull & Coatings Engineer
  • Geoff Swain, Florida Institute of Technology, Professor of Oceanography and Ocean Engineering, Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences
  • Aron Frank Sørensen, BIMCO, Head of Maritime Environment
  • Colin Anderson, American Chemet, R&D Director
  • Jong Woo Park, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, KOSHIPA, and Active Shipbuilding Experts’ Federation (ASEF) SWG 1 Chairman
  • Tim Wilkins, INTERTANKO, Environment Director Regional Manager Asia-Pacific
  • Chris Scianni, California State Lands Commission

Who should attend

The content of this event is geared towards professionals in the following arenas:

  • Ship builders/manufacturers
  • Owners/operators/Charterers/Naval personnel
  • Regulators (Environmental, Government, International and National)
  • Coatings Manufacturers
  • Aquaculture/Fisheries
  • Ocean Energy
  • Maritime/Marine and Shipping
  • Port Authorities
  • Service Providers

Course Completion

Successful completion of the course is required to earn a certificate of course completion. Requirements are specific to each course and may include a combination of attendance, daily assessments, activities, quizzes, or knowledge checks.

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7 hours over 3 days

Program pricing

Advance registration: $295

Regular registration: $349