Webinar BioFREE, OES-Environmental Webinar Series

The webinar, BioFREE (Biofouling in Renewable Energy Environments), will be held on March 1, 2019 at 15:00 UTC (7:00 am PT / 10:00 am ET / 3:00 pm GMT).

Webinar #17 in the OES-Environmental Webinar Series

The BioFREE (Biofouling in Renewable Energy Environments) project has commenced data collection from biofouling monitoring systems deployed across international marine renewable energy (MRE) test centres. This webinar will discuss current environmental research efforts in relation to tackling biofouling.

Presenters from European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Heriot-Watt University-International Centre for Island Technology, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Whitford Ltd will focus discussion on both micro- and macrofouling as well as industry perspectives on antifouling and anticorrosion coatings available:

  • International WaTERS network, Caitlin Long, Consents and Project Officer, European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)
  • Overview of fouling, Dr. Joanne Porter, Associate Professor, Heriot-Watt University
  • BioFREE project and macrofouling, Dr. Andrew Want, Research Associate, Heriot-Watt University
  • Coatings research and microfouling, Dr. George Bonheyo, Senior Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Industrial perspectives on antifouling and anticorrosion coatings, Gareth Berry, EMEA Sector Specialist (Energy), Whitford Worldwide, Whitford Ltd.

More information on this webinar including login instructions can be found on Tethys here.

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