Emerging Ballast Water Management Systems (Book)

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Emerging Ballast Water Management Systems

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ISBN: 9789197725453
Published by: IMO
Language: English
IMO Ref:I622E

This publication presents the proceedings of a jointly sponsored Global International Forum on Research and Development on Ballast Water Management Systems (the R&D Forum) which was held at the initiative of the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloBallast Partnerships Programme, the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) and the World Maritime University (WMU). The R&D Forum was held in Malm, Sweden from January 27 to 29, 2010. In conjunction with the Forum, three different workshops and conferences were held over the course of seven days from January 24 to 30, 2010. The four events were hosted by WMU. The Forum was attended by more than 250 participants representing technology developers, the maritime industry, academia, a number of national governments and international and regional agencies from around the world and was considered a major success by forum participants.

The Forum covered a breadth of topics that focussed on the various ballast water treatment and management options, innovative technologies for treating ballast water on ships and related issues such as shore reception facilities, sediment management, and the regulatory, technical and environmental challenges facing the ballast water technology manufacturers and the shipping industry.

Twenty-five speakers presented their papers over three plenary sessions that covered (1) Technical and Regulatory Aspects of Emerging Ballast Water Management Concepts, (2) Progress on Conventional Ballast Water Treatment Systems, and (3) Updates on Testing, Verification and the Monitoring of Ballast Water. There were very informative presentations followed by wide-ranging and active discussions during both the plenary and panel sessions that also addressed such issues as IMO's technology approval process, the challenge to meet the IMO Convention standards and progress made by the Global Industry Alliance (GIA). These sessions also highlighted several of the more than 25 emerging ballast water treatment technologies being developed by manufacturers, the non-ballast ship conceptual developments, risk assessment frameworks, the linkages to hull fouling, invasive species costs and impacts, and finally, the need for capacity building in ballast water management in developing nations.







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