Antifouling Conference Returning for Second Year

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2023

The International Antifouling Conference will return in its second year for antifouling coating experts, academia and end users to discuss challenges, solutions and approaches towards marine biofouling prevention.

The event, hosted jointly by antifouling biotechnology developers I-Tech AB, Selektope and the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), is scheduled for Sept. 13-14 at the Eriksberg shipyard area in Gothenburg, Sweden.

According to an emailed press release, participants of the first conference held the “unanimous belief” that collaboration between technology providers and their suppliers, in addition to expanding the "antifouling toolbox" to include emerging, novel methods and materials, are key to ensuring that antifouling coating solutions offer the best protection in intensifying biofouling conditions.

“This conference provides a much-needed platform for the R&D community from the marine coatings sector to meet, with the bonus that academia and end users participate and provide their vital insights,” commented Dr. Markus Hoffmann, Technical Director at I-Tech.

“Having a platform to discuss and gain inspiration from learning about novel solutions to ensure coatings are reliable and as high-performance as possible is particularly important at this moment in time.”

I-Tech reports that delegates also have the option to visit to the research facilities of RISE, which is included in the ticket, in addition to the two-day conference program.

Keynote addresses will reportedly be delivered by representatives from Jotun, Stolt Tankers, Hapag Lloyd, Arxada and the Florida Institute of Technology. Abstracts are also currently being accepted for those interested in presenting at the conference.

More information is available at the conference website.


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