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IMO outlines GloBallast highlights

IMO outlines the key achievements of the GloBallast Partnerships Programme, executed by IMO in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the UNDP. The project was launched in 2007 after an initial 4-year phase and has been assisting developing countries to reduce the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens in ships’ ballast water and implement the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.

IMO announces GloBallast successful completion

The final meeting of the GloBallast Global Project Task Force (GPTF), held in Panama City, on 16-17 March, highlighted the legacy elements of the GloBallast project, which are expected to be sustained by its main stakeholders, following the formal closure of the project, in June 2017. Specific examples include GloBallast training packages, to support the capacity-building needs of countries implementing the BWM Convention.

Training for better ballast water management

Work to implement IMO’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention in developing countries is underway in Zagreb, Croatia, with two training activities under IMO’s GloBallast project.

IMO Forum on BWM highlights solutions

Ballast water management experts, meeting at the recent IMO-GloBallast R&D Forum in Canada, have showcased the latest developments in ballast water management and highlighted the areas where further research is needed, in order to prevent the spread of potentially harmful species in ballast water.

IMO calls for papers on Ballast Water Management

IMO has issued a call for papers for a major global research and development forum on ballast water management, to be held in March 2016.The forum will provide an opportunity for experts to share the latest developments in technologies that may stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water.

Ballast water in focus at ICBWM

IMO’s Stefan Micallef, Director, Marine Environment Division, delivered the keynote address at the 7th International Conference & Exhibition on Ballast…

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