A major project to tackle bioinvasions by organisms which can build up on ships’ hulls and other marine structures saw activities slow down during the COVID-19 pandemic but is on track to meet its targets.
TEST Biofouling Project will demonstrate technical solutions to stop invasive species and reduce GHG emissions from ships.
The Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety* will debut the early findings of its new “Report on the Impact of Ships’ Biofouling on Greenhouse Gas Emissions” at COP 26.
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.
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).