Center for Biofouling Research

The Centre for Biofouling Research is an interdisciplinary team researching cost effective and environmentally friendly solutions to manage biofouling.  Biofouling occurs worldwide in various industries including offshore oil and gas drilling, aquaculture, and shipping and there is a large demand for non-toxic antifouling solutions with low maintenance and lifecycle costs. The Centre will design and demonstrate the effectiveness of biofouling resistant surfaces for submerged surfaces in an ocean climate particularly for, but not exclusive to, the cold North Atlantic.