Submissions from both industry and academia are encouraged.
- Marine Corrosion: Materials & Coatings: Waterborne Coatings – Smart Coatings for Controlling the Release of Inhibitors – Self-Healing Coatings – Corrosion of Materials – Green Corrosion Inhibitors.
- Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) / Biocorrosion: Microbiological & Electrochemical Approaches – Mechanisms & Kinetics – Innovative Methods for Prevention – MIC on Underwater Cultural Artifacts (Shipwrecks).
- Cathodic Protection in Marine Environment: Cathodic Protection Systems & Prevention – Design & Optimisation – Mechanisms & Kinetics – New Tools for Cathodic Protection Inspection.
- Biosecurity, Risk Management & Prediction in Marine Protection (Antifouling / Corrosion): Biosecurity – Risk Management – Risk Prediction in Marine Protection (Antifouling / Corrosion).
- Regulation of Antifouling & Corrosion Products / Environmental Issues: Release Rate Standards – Ecotoxicity – Biocidal Regulation – Environmental Fate of Antifouling or Anticorrosive Compounds.
- Biofilms & Microbial Fouling: Marine Biofilms – Aquatic Microbial Ecology – Prokaryotes – Eukaryotic Microorganisms – Microbial Community Structure – Bacterial Primary Colonisation – Diatoms – Phytobenthos – Epibiosis – Artificial & Living Surface Colonisation.
- Adhesion, Signaling & Biofilm Formation: Adhesion & Biofilm Formation Mechanisms – Quorum Sensing Signaling – Biofilm Associated-Genes & Proteins Expression – Regulation of Biofilm Formation – Multispecies & Multi-organisms Biofilms – Adhesins – Extracellular Polymeric Substances – Matrix Composition – Adhesives.
- Macrofouling: Biology & Settlement of Macrofoulers – Bioadhesion – Adhesives & Cements – Larval Settlement – Larval Development – Signalling – Behaviour – Larval Molecular Studies – Formation of Macrofouling Communities.
- Novel Methods to Evaluate Antifouling Efficacy & Detect Biofouling: Lab / Field Assessment of Antifouling performances – Detection & Quantification of Biofouling – Testing Fouling-Release Coatings – Laboratory Assessment of Settlement & Adhesion – Monitoring Attachment Strategies – Microfluidic Testing of Antifouling & Fouling-Release Coatings.
- Impact & Applications of Marine Fouling and Corrosion Research and Technologies:
– Fouling / Corrosion in Marine Energy Applications & Ships: Control of Corrosion & Fouling in Wavepowers, Floating Wind Turbines, Fixed Offshore Wind Turbines, Tidal Current Power Plants & Tidal Energy Generation Plants, Geothermal Energy, cooling systems…. & Ships – Effect of the Corrosion & Fouling on Ship Hydrodynamics / Energy Efficiency & Ship Management – Measurement of Corrosion & Fouling Density on Dynamic Structures – Underwater Grooming System – Drag/Fuel efficiency – Ship’s Hull Performance – Propeller Fouling – Flow Effects – Full-scale testing.
– Fouling / Corrosion in Aquaculture, Harbour Infrastructures, Oil & Gas, Desalination Plants: Control of Corrosion & Fouling in Floating & Static Immersed Structures – Underwater Cleaning Systems – Effects of the Corrosion & Fouling – Measurement of Corrosion & Fouling Density on Static Structures.
- Novel Environmentally Friendly Antifoulants: Biodegradable Compounds – Green Antifouling Compounds – Natural Antifoulants / Chemical Ecology Approaches – Bio-Inspired Synthetic Analogues – Mechanisms of Action.
- Biocidal Antifouling Technologies: Biocidal Antifouling Coatings & Surfaces – New Approaches & Ideas for Antifouling Solutions.
- New Antifouling Responsive & Textured Surfaces: Biomimetic Coatings – Smart Coatings – Textured Coatings & Surfaces.
- Advances in Fouling Release Technologies: Silicone-based Coatings & Alternatives – New Approaches & Ideas for Fouling Release Solutions.
- Climate Change, Invasive Species & Biofouling: Impact of Global Warming on Fouling Communities – Impact of Acidification & Pollution on Fouling Communities – Invasive Species.