SAVE THE DATE: Stakeholder conference on 4–5 December 2019!
Stakeholder conference "Towards solutions for sustainable shipping and boating: better biofouling and ballast water management" will be organized by the COMPLETE project on 4–5 December 2019 in Jurmala, Latvia.
The aim of the conference is to discuss potential solutions and sustainable management options to reducing the risk of invasive species introductions caused by shipping and boating in the Baltic Sea Region. The latest findings on the magnitude of the biofouling issue, and the current practices for biofouling management will be presented, and cost-effective solutions to harmonizing management actions across the region will be sought. Biofouling management will be discussed from the viewpoints of both the commercial shipping sector as well as the leisure boating sector. Moreover, the need for an early warning system for harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens in the region, and the scientific support for harmonized implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention will be clarified.
More information and guidance for registration can be found at the conference web page. https://www.balticcomplete.com/news/conference