Do you know what is biofouling and why does it matter? How do ships and other ocean structures spread invasive aquatic species? or how does it contribute to greenhouse gas emissions?
These organisms can be potentially invasive and spread across oceans, with sometimes dramatic consequences on biodiversity and economy.
However, a global project, led by IMO, has been set up to tackle this problem. Backed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), IMO's GloFouling Partnerships is bringing together partners and stakeholders all over the world to develop and share solutions to biofouling.