Laboratoire MAPIEM (UR 4323)

Matériaux Polymères Interfaces Environnement Marin

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Special Issue: Impact and Management of Marine Biofouling

Special Issue
Marlène NOBLET LEJARS is one of the guest editors of the Research Topic Impact and Management of Marine Biofouling, launched by the journal Frontiers in Marine Science.

About this Research Topic

This Research Topic focuses on the “Impact and Management of Marine Biofouling”. We invite researchers from academia, government, and industry to submit original articles that advance state-of-the-art methods and findings in the field of marine biofouling or review the data gaps, progress, and future directions of research. The scope of the Research Topic covers all ranges of subjects relevant to the impact and management of marine biofouling. Suitable themes for the special edition include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fouling/coating hydrodynamics
  • Effect of fouling/coatings/management strategies on ships, oil and gas platforms, marine and offshore renewable energy structures (including internal and external niche areas), marine aquaculture (e.g., nets, lines, shellfish) and maritime infrastructure (e.g., wharves, piles, pontoons, buoys).
  • Potential of fouling to translocate non-indigenous species, including pathogens
  • Life-cycle assessment of management strategies (e.g., native species enhancement, fouling control coatings, marine growth prevention systems, bubble nets, in-water cleaning technologies, etc)

Keywords: Marine Biofouling, Ships, Offshore Renewable Energy Structures, Biofouling Management

Submission deadlines

  • 06 June 2021: Abstract
  • 03 November 2021: Manuscript