The IMO executed GloFouling Partnerships Project and the Government of the Philippines have organized the first delivery of a newly-developed general training course on biofouling management.
A ground-breaking Global Industry Alliance has been launched to tackle two of the most pressing environmental issues of our time – invasive species and GHG emissions.
Marine biodiversity is under threat from invasive aquatic species, but IMO is leading a major global project to combat that threat and find solutions to this major problem.
“The introduction of invasive aquatic organisms into new marine environments not only affects biodiversity and ecosystem health but also has measurable impacts on a number of economic sectors” said, head of the IMO-led GloFouling Partnerships project.
In a spate of activity since its formal launch in March, the initial phase of the Glofouling Partnerships project is now well and truly underway with a series of technical workshops in the Pacific.
A major five-year project to help protect marine biodiversity has been kick-started at a global workshop at IMO Headquarters in London, United Kingdom (18-20 March).