3rd ANZPAC Workshop on Biofouling Management for Sustainable Shipping

September 12-15, Melbourne, Australia

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Objectives

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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History

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.

Agenda

View the PROGRAM here.

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).

POSTERS

Poster presentations are invited.

Please submit proposed poster titles and abstracts (< 300 words) to John Lewis jlewis@eslinkservices.com.au

Speakers - provisional list 

    • Dr Colin Anderson, R&D Director, American Chemet Corp., East Helena, MT, USA
    • Ms Tracey Bates, Biosecurity Adviser, Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington, NZ
    • Mr Antoine Blonce, Technical Adviser, Subdivision for Major Projects, Marine Environment Division IMO, London, UK
    • Dr Steve Cole, Principal Environmental Consultant, Umwelt (Australia) Pty Ltd, O’Connor, ACT
    • Dr Ashley Coutts, Managing Director, Biofouling Solutions, Hobart, TAS
    • Dr Katherine Dafforn, Senior Research Associate, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW
    • Dr Oli Floerl, Team Leader – Biosecurity, Cawthron Institute, Nelson, NZ
    • Dr Eugene Georgiades, Senior Advisor – Biosecurity Risk Analysis (Animals and Aquatic), Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington, NZ
    • Ms Angela Gillham, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, MIAL, Melbourne, Vic
    • Ms Sonia Gorgula, Assistant Director, Aquatics – Marine Pest Unit, Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Canberra, ACT
    • Ms Elizabeth Haslbeck, Corrosion and Coatings Engineering Branch, Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock Division, West Bethesda, MD, USA
    • Dr Eric Holm, Naval Surface Warfare Center, – Carderock Division, West Bethesda, MD, USA
    • Prof Nicholas Hutchins, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC
    • Dr Graeme Inglis, Principal Scientist – Marine Ecology, Coasts and Oceans Centre, NIWA, Christchurch, NZ
    • Dr Karen Kozielski, Engagement and Innovation, CSIRO Energy, Waurn Ponds, VIC
    • Ms Jules Kuo, Ballast Water and Biofouling Coordinator, Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Honolulu, HI, USA
    • Prof Inwon Lee, Advanced Ship Engineering Research Center, Pusan National University, SOUTH KOREA
    • Mr John Lewis, Chair, IMarEST Biofouling Management Expert Group, Castlemaine, VIC
    • Dr Jane Mauro, Biodiversity Advisor, Environmental Management, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., BRAZIL
    • Dr Dan McClary, Senior Manager (Marine Science), Ramboll Environ, Auckland, NZ
    • Dr Justin McDonald, Principal Biosecurity Scientist, Western Australian Fisheries & Marine Research Laboratories, Hillarys Boat Harbour, WA
    • Dr Paul Molino, Research Fellow, Intelligent Polymers Research Institute/AIIM Faculty, University of Wollongong, NSW
    • Dr Jason Monty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC
    • Dr Richard Piola, Marine Scientist, Maritime Division, Defence Science & Technology Group, Fishermans Bend, VIC
    • Dr Gareth Prowse, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Hempel A/S, Lyngby, Denmark
    • Dr Andrew Scardino, Research Scientist, Maritime Division, Defence Science & Technology Group, Fishermans Bend, VIC
    • Prof Michael Schultz, Director of Hydrodynamics Lab, Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering Faculty, S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
    • Mr Chris Scianni, Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory), Marine Invasive Species Program, California State Lands Commission, Sacramento, CA, USA
    • Dr Frank Stauer-Lauridsen, Director, Litehauz, Lyngby, Denmark
    • Dr Craig Styan, Acting Head of Department, UCL Australia, University College London, Adelaide, SA
    • Mr Johann van der Merwe, Quarantine Manager, Chevron Australia, Perth, WA
    • Dr John Virtue, General Manager – Strategy, Policy & Invasive Species, Biosecurity SA, Primary Industries & Regions South Australia, Adelaide, SA
    • Mr Peter Wilkinson, Assistant Director, Marine Pest Unit, Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Canberra, ACT
    • Ms Anna Yunnie, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, UK
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Sponsorship Opportunities

There are a number of fantastic sponsorship opportunities available.

Click here for the list of sponsors.

Registration Fees1:

 

 

Standard

Discount

IMarEST

Member2

Student3

Early Bird Rate (by 19 Aug)

$700.00 AUD

$650.00

$350.00

Full rate (after 19 Aug)

$750.00 AUD

$700.00

$450.00

Workshop Dinner

tba

 

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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Accommodation

View a list of accommodation for the conference here.

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

Sonia Gorgula, Assistant Director, Aquatics – Marine Pest Unit, Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

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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