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Assessing biological effectiveness of ballast water management systems

Assessing biological effectiveness of ballast water management systems

Developing a scientifically sound and practical way to assess Ballast Water Management systems for application onboard vessels and in land based laboratories.

Project leader

Professor Ehsan Mesbahi

Dr Jane Delany

Dr A. C. Anil

Dates

February 2008 to July 2011

Project staff

Mani Arora (PhD Student)

Sponsors

British Council

Partners

National Institute of Oceanography (NIO)

Dona Paula, Goa-403004, India

Description

The project aims to develop test protocols to assess the biological effectiveness of ballast water management systems.

Our team is developing a scientific, practical and applicable methodology. This is for the assessment of Ballast Water Management systems. For application onboard vessels and in land based laboratories.

The project takes large scale culture of test species required for biological assessment into consideration. This project links with an EU funded project, BaWaPla.

The link provides significant contributions towards the achievements of UKIERI’s objectives.

Both projects are sharing knowledge through the following:

  • Meetings
  • Technical discussions
  • Workshops
  • Joint training programmes

Many research activities within UKIERI are being organised simultaneously with BaWaPla. This is to take advantage of the facilities and opportunities.

This collaboration is between:

  • Scientists
  • Researchers
  • Technologists

It is enhancing the scientific and technical findings of both projects.