WOC & TOOL Launch Biofouling Solutions Competition

As the lead ocean industry partner of the GloFouling Partnerships Project, the World Ocean Council is partnering with The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL) to launch a global competition for innovative solutions to biofouling ⁠— with a focus on non-shipping industries (e.g., aquaculture, fisheries, offshore energy, coastal construction, dredging).

Join us for two events in the lead-up to the competition:

Virtual Roundtable: The GloFouling Partnership Challenge Competition
6 April | 13:30-15:00 CET | Online
A workshop session to learn more about the competition

Register for Rountable on LinkedIn

Launch: The GloFouling Partnership Challenge Competition
6 April | 15:00-18:00 CET | The Salmon - Oslo
An in-person event launching the competition

Register for Launch on LinkedIn

It’s going to take real innovation to solve biofouling at scale. To submit your biofouling solution, register on TOOL’s matchmaking platform TOOL Spawn, go to the Opportunities section, and apply in one of the 3 award categories: cleaning solutions, coating solutions or biofouling management.

Applications will be accepted 6 April through 30 July.


Read more about the competition here.

About The GloFouling Partnerships Project
The GloFouling Partnerships Project is a 5-year global program to advance solutions to biofouling and develop sound policy and practice around biofouling management and prevention. GloFouling is led by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

About TOOL
The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL) is an online platform that supports collaboration on ocean-based projects and initiatives


About World Ocean Council (WOC)

The Global Blue Economy Business Organization
WOC is the international, cross-sectoral alliance for private sector leadership, collaboration and action on ocean sustainability, stewardship and science. Companies from a range of industries worldwide are distinguishing themselves as leaders in “Corporate Ocean Responsibility,” including shipping, oil and gas, tourism, fisheries, aquaculture, mining, renewable energy, ocean technology, and investment. WOC Members re a part of the WOC Network of 35,000+ ocean industry stakeholders around the world. The WOC is a registered not-for-profit organization in the US and France.