Short animation from the International Maritime Organization, explaining how reducing and managing biofouling is key to improve fuel efficiency in ships and reducing GHG emissions.
Biofouling is the accumulation of aquatic organisms on wetted or immersed surfaces such as ships and other offshore structures.
January 2021 BIMCO introduced the in-water hull cleaning with capture standard. An important step towards less emissions, cleaner oceans and diver safety
The answers to the question, “How might the roughness of biofouling and fouling-control coatings be related to full-scale ship resistance and powering?” is here discussed thoroughly. The state-of-the-art and novel experimental and numerical methods are presented, along with the future directions in research on the issue.
Informative video on the revision of the IMO Biofouling guidelines – presented October 2020