Work Focus

Our work focus includes:

Biological invasions
Ship sampling (ballast water, hull fouling & tank sediment)
Support the development of ballast water treatment systems
Efficacy tests of ballast water treatment systems onboard ships according to IMO Guideline G8 (Approval of Ballast Water Treatment Systems). The sampling and sample processing protocols are approved by the relevant bodies in Germany (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, Hamburg) and Norway (Det Norske Veritas, Hövik)
Development of ballast water related documents for IMO (MEPC, BLG)
Development of ballast water management concepts
Case histories and impacts of introduced species
Risk assessment of species introductions
Chairing, organizing and reporting of scientific meetings