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Surface Engineering for Antifouling - Coordinated Advanced Training

Obiettivo

The main research goal of SEACOAT is to improve understanding of biointerfacial processes involved in the colonisation of surfaces by marine fouling organisms. Our vision is that this enhanced understanding will inform the future development of new, environmentally-benign materials and coatings for the practical control of marine biofouling. Our principal objective is to discover which nano- and micro-scale physico-chemical properties of surfaces influence the adhesion of fouling organisms, through the use of surface engineering technologies to fabricate coatings that vary systematically in relevant surface properties, and length scales. We will use advanced surface analytical methods to characterise test surfaces for relevant physico-chemical surface properties and how these change after immersion. Parallel adhesion bioassays using a range of representative marine organisms will test intrinsic antifouling properties of surfaces. The network is an interdisciplinary cooperative of chemists, physicists and marine biologists. Intersectoral aspects unite basic and applied scientists working in universities, a large company and an SME. The project’s S&T objectives will be delivered through research in 4 main Work Packages: viz. WP1-Surface Engineering, WP2-Surface Analytics, WP3-Bioadhesion, WP4- Integration. Two additional Work Packages (WP5, WP6) will be concerned with the Dissemination of project results and the Management of the Network respectively. The aim of the Training Programme is to increase the knowledge base and experience of trainees in each of the Thematic Areas and to develop their transferable skills for future careers in industry or academia. Six training objectives will be delivered through a suite of 7 Core Skills Areas (Research Project, Advanced Training Courses, Project Conferences, International Winter Workshop, Career Development Plan, Generic Research Skills, Transferable Research Skills).

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FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Coordinatore

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Indirizzo
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 650 632,41
Contatto amministrativo
Erica Conway (Ms.)

Partecipanti (7)

INTERNATIONAL PAINT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 307 707,41
Indirizzo
Bressenden Place 26Th Floor Port
SW1E 5BG London
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Andrea Arkley (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 346 405,40
Indirizzo
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Deborah Grieves (Ms.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 617 369,50
Indirizzo
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Inger Johansson
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 526 698,70
Indirizzo
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Michael Grunze (Prof.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 215 363,50
Indirizzo
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Nicholas David Spencer (Prof.)
SuSoS AG
Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 219 323,50
Indirizzo
Lagerstrasse 14
8600 Dubendorf
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Samuele Tosatti (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 397 607,79
Indirizzo
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Giancarlo Galli (Prof.)