Tuesday 14 December, 2021
IMO-Norad project to demonstrate solutions for GHG and biosafety
TEST Biofouling Project will demonstrate technical solutions to stop invasive species and reduce GHG emissions from ships.
A newly signed project is set to provide pilot projects in developing countries in order to demonstrate technical solutions for biofouling management in developing countries, address the transfer of invasive aquatic species and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships.
The TEST (Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies) Biofouling Project will run for four years (2022-2025), following an agreement signed (on 8 December) by International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). Norad funding amounts to around US$4 million.
The TEST Biofouling Project is the latest to be signed in a rapidly expanding portfolio of global projects under IMO’s Department of Partnerships and Projects and demonstrates IMO’s increasing efforts to promote inclusive innovation, technology demonstration and diffusion to support implementation of IMO instruments.