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Synergistic Fouling Control Technologies

Objective

Marine biofouling, the unwanted colonization of marine organisms on surfaces immersed in seawater has a huge economic and environmental impact in terms of maintenance requirements for marine structures, increased vessel fuel consumption, operating costs, greenhouse gas emissions and spread of non-indigenous species. The SEAFRONT project will aim to significantly advance the control of biofouling and reduce hydrodynamic drag by integrating multiple technology concepts such as surface structure, surface chemistry and bio-active/bio-based fouling control methodologies into one environmentally benign and drag-reducing solution for mobile and stationary maritime applications. In parallel, a combination of laboratory-based performance benchmarking and end-user field trials will be undertaken in order to develop an enhanced fundamental/mechanistic understanding of the coating-biofouling interaction, the impact of this on hydrodynamic drag and to inform technology development and down-selection of promising fouling control solutions. This project aims to facilitate a leap forward in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from marine transport and the conservation of the marine ecosystem by adopting a multidisciplinary and synergistic approach to fouling control.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-OCEAN-2013
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

STICHTING DUTCH POLYMER INSTITUTE
Address
John F Kennedylaan 2
5600 AX Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 393 064
Administrative Contact
Arie Brouwer (Dr.)

Participants (18)

INTERNATIONAL PAINT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 388 770
Address
Bressenden Place 26Th Floor Port
SW1E 5BG London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Clayton Price (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 863 687
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
I-Tech AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 249 852
Address
Haraldsgatan 5
41314 Göteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lena Mårtensson Lindblad (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 874 952
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Dolman (Mrs.)
MINESTO AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 75 724
Address
Vita Gavelns Vag 6
426 71 Vastra Frolunda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charlotta Ekman (Ms.)
SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 346 287
Address
Viale Lombardia 20
20021 Bollate Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Conti (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 754 056
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lily Tunggal (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 506 689
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laurent Nelissen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 272 362
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Audrey Michael (Mrs.)
VAL FOU AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 33 120
Address
Val Vgs
7970 Kolvereid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Halvor Mortensen (Mr.)
BIOTREND-INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 275 550
Address
Biocant Park Nucleo 4 Lote 2
3060-197 Cantanhede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruno Sommer Ferreira (Dr.)
BIOLOG BIOTECHNOLOGIE UND LOGISTIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 167 600
Address
Max Planck Ring 45
06188 Landsberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anke Wunder (Mrs.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 349 766
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Enge (Dr.)
BIO-ON SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 469 485
Address
Via Dante Alighieri 7B
40016 San Giorgio Di Piano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Astorri (Dr.)
BLUEWATER ENERGY SERVICES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 85 000
Address
Taurusavenue 46
2132 LS Hoofddorp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Scheijgrond (Mr.)
SMARTCOM SOFTWARE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 249 351
Address
Garden Cottage Garlogs Nether Wallop
SO20 8DP Stockbridge Hants
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tim Thornton (Mr.)
SOLINTEL M&P SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 517 991
Address
Avenida De Jerez 33
28514 Nuevo Baztan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Manuel Mieres (Mr.)
HAPAG-LLOYD AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 121 855
Address
Ballindamm 25
20095 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcus Müller (Mr.)