IMO Glo-Fouling Partnership Project Update

Published on: 25 August 2023

Glofouling Partnerships

The 2nd Global Project Task Force meeting (GPTF-2) of the GloFouling partnerships project was held in April 2022 at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The meeting included representatives from IMO, the United Nations development Program (UNDP), Lead Partnering Countries (LPC), Regional Coordinating Organisations (RCOs), Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety, IOC-UNESCO and Strategic Partners.


The main objectives of the meeting were to: 

  • Review the performance of the project to date and discuss challenges faced in the implementation of the project’s activities at global, regional and national levels as well as mitigation measures.
  • Agree on corrective and adaptive actions to ensure the project achieves the desired results and approve the proposed work plan (22-25), designed to redistribute activities until the new end date of the project (31 May 2025)
  • Highlight efforts undertaken by all participants in the GloFouling partnerships project toward improved biofouling management and preventing the transfer of invasive aquatic species.


Please see this link to download the report. The full list of publications can be viewed here: https://www.glofouling.imo.org/publications-menu. This includes the main guide on Biofouling Management for Recreational Boating. Recommendations to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Aquatic Species



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