Curriculum Vitae Stephan Gollasch

Executive summary

Dr. S. Gollasch was involved in the first European ship sampling programme on ballast water, tank sediments and ship hull fouling (1992-1996).
His PhD is world-wide the first thesis based on ship sampling. Together with colleagues from 5 countries, he prepared the first risk assessment study for species invasions in the Baltic Sea, carried out for the Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen.
Due to the international aspect of biological invasions Dr. Gollasch became a member of several international working groups: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), International Maritime Organization (IMO), and the Baltic Marine Biologists (BMB). He was also involved in the EU Concerted Action "Introductions with Ships" as co-chairman (completed in January 2000).
Until summer 2001 Dr. Gollasch coordinated a bilateral research initiative together with a Canadian colleague to assess the survival of species in ballast water en-route. In addition to laboratory and desk studies he spent more than 125 days at sea during several ballast water sampling programmes.
As an independent consultant he is today involved in projects related to biological invasions (e.g. ballast water treatment, ship sampling, risk assessment). Recent contracts include the German and Dutch Ministry of Transport, German Ministry of the Environment, German Federal Agency for Shipping and Hydrography, International Maritime Organization and the European Commission. From 2005 to 2008 he was involved in the EU-Project Delivering alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE).  Currently he is a work package leader in the EU Programme Environmental Impacts of Alien Species in Aquaculture (IMPASSE). This programme will end in Nov. 2008.

Another key work item is onboard efficacy tests of ballast water treatment systems and GoConsult is involved in planning and carrying out such tests for six vendors.