3rd ANZPAC Workshop on Biofouling Management for Sustainable Shipping

3rd ANZPAC Workshop on Biofouling Management for Sustainable Shipping


To identify, promote and develop effective and practical biofouling management strategies that will ensure shipping and other maritime industries can continue to underpin trade, security, and economic development with minimal environmental impact

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The inaugural ANZPAC Workshop on Biofouling Management for Sustainable Shipping in 2013 was an outstanding international event that brought industry together with scientists and regulators, and this success was repeated with the second workshop in 2015. The workshop is most similar in scope to the International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling, and therefore held in alternate years to those events. It differs, however, in having a greater focus on practical issues facing the shipping sector in terms of regulatory compliance, efficiency of vessel performance, and other challenges posed by biofouling and its management.


Oral presentations are by invitation only, and the invited speakers and their topics will be specifically selected to provide a global outlook on current biofouling management needs, requirements and practices, deficiencies in effectiveness and practicality, and the status of research in better understanding impacts and developing innovative solutions.

Specific goals of the workshop are to:

  • Explore the current and future maritime landscape as it relates to recent and proposed regulations, standard development and implementation;
  • Discuss the needs of vessel operators to find a balance between improved vessel fuel efficiency, reduced maintenance costs, effective biosecurity risk mitigation and compliance with proposed standards; and,
  • Identify where the knowledge and policy gaps are that are hindering the implementation of effective biofouling management strategies and standards

The themes for the 2017 workshop will include: regulations & requirements (biosecurity/antifouling), biofouling & vessel efficiency, biofouling management, in-water cleaning (methods & management), invasive & non-indigenous species risks, and domestic & small vessels (risks and management).

Poster presentations are invited.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are a number of fantastic sponsorship opportunities available.

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Registration Fees1:








Early Bird Rate (by 19 Aug)

$700.00 AUD



Full rate (after 19 Aug)

$750.00 AUD



Workshop Dinner



1includes meet & greet (evening of 12 Sept), lunch & morning and afternoon refreshments (13-15 Sept)

All fees + GST where applicable

2Please advise membership number

3 Student status needs to be verified with a supporting letter from the student’s academic supervisor, university department or institution.

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2017 Organising Committee

The 2017 ANZPAC organising committee is listed below, where there is a link you can email directly:

John Lewis – Chair, IMarEST Biofouling Management Expert Group & Principal Marine Consultant, ES Link Services Pty Ltd
Dr Eugene Georgiades, Senior Advisor – Biosecurity Risk Analysis (Animals and Aquatic), Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand
Angela Gillham, Environment Manager, Maritime Industry Australia Limited
Clare Grandison, Marine Environmental Scientist, Maritime Division, Defence Science & Technology Group
Prof Nick Hutchins, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne
Marion Massam, Marine Biosecurity Officer, Aquatic Environment Branch, Department of Fisheries, WA
Dr Justin McDonald, Principal Scientist - Marine Biosecurity Research and Monitoring, WA Fisheries and Marine Research Laboratories
Dr Jason Monty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne
Dr Richard Piola, Marine Scientist, Maritime Division, Defence Science & Technology Group
Alison Saunders, Communications Manager, Maritime Industry Australia Ltd
Dr Michael Sierp, Managing Director, Aquatic Biosecurity Pty Ltd
Peter Wilkinson, Assistant Director, Marine Pest Unit, Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

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