REMINDER: Join the Virtual Roundtable for WOC\\\'s Global Biofouling Competition

Make sure you have a seat at the virtual roundtable on 6 April, 13:30-15:00 CEST to discuss the global biofouling challenge competition.

Launched by World Ocean Council (WOC) in partnership with The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL), the GloFouling Partnership Challenge Competition supports innovative solutions to biofouling in non-shipping industries. This virtual session will explore the issue, along with details about the competition.

Register as a Roundtable Participant to share ideas, ask questions and engage directly with expert panelists.

Panelists include:

Runa Skarbø (competition jury member) - Senior Advisor Maritime & Shipping, The Bellona Foundation, Lead for the Clean Hull Initiative
Dr. Mario Tamburri - Director, Alliance for Coastal Technologies & Maritime Environmental Resource Center, University of Maryland
Prof. Geoffrey Swain - Professor of Oceanography and Ocean Engineering & Director of the Center for Corrosion & Biofouling Control, Florida Institute of Technology
Nina Bloecher - Senior Scientist, SINTEF Ocean
Nina Jensen - CEO, REV Ocean

 

Runa Skarbø (competition jury member) - Senior Advisor Maritime & Shipping, The Bellona Foundation, Lead for the Clean Hull Initiative

 

 

Dr. Mario Tamburri - Director, Alliance for Coastal Technologies & Maritime Environmental Resource Center, University of Maryland

About The Competition

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

The GloFouling Partnership Challenge Competition will run 6 April through 30 July. Read more about the competition here.

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.

 

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.