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

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 

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  • Ms Tracey Bates, Biosecurity Adviser, Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington, NZ
  • 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 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 Martin Leary, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Bundoora East, VIC
  • 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 Jason Monty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC
  • Mr Dinis OIiveira, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, SWEDEN
  • Dr Richard Piola, Marine Scientist, Maritime Division, Defence Science & Technology Group, Fishermans Bend, VIC
  • 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,           U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
  • Dr Youhong Tang, School of Computer Science, Engineering & Mathematics, Flinders University, Tonsley, SA
  • Dr Scott Wade, Department of Telecommunications, Electrical, Robotics and Biomedical Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC
  • Mr Peter Wilkinson, Assistant Director, Marine Pest Unit, Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Canberra, ACT
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Sponsorship Opportunities

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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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