BIOFOULING REDUCTION ON OPTICAL SYSTEMS

Ritchie rhead at udcf.gla.ac.uk
Mon May 25 02:21:28 EST 1998


Dear All,
Apologies for cross posting.
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1 DAY SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT

BROS - BIOFOULING REDUCTION ON OPTICAL SYSTEMS
MAST III Project Seminar
Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
Wednesday 8 July 1998

A one-day seminar to transfer knowledge and technology to industry and the
user community.

Coordinating Institution:
Glasgow Marine Technology Centre (GMTC), University of Glasgow, U.K.

Partner Institutions:
IFREMER, Brest, France
TNO Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research
University Marine Biological Station, Millport (UMBSM), U.K.
Kongsberg Simrad Ltd., Aberdeen, U.K.
IST, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

BROS - The Project
The project has produced the following deliverables:
-  Greater understanding of biofilm development
-  Understanding of effects of biofilm formation on optical devices
-  Understanding of effects of optical material substrate on detailed=
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   development
-  Performance of electrical methods for biofilm reduction
-  Performance of biofouling resistant coatings
-  Effectiveness of chemical strategies for biofilm reduction
-  Environmental impact of biofouling reduction methods
-  Guidance on the use of biofouling resistant technologies for=
 oceanographic=20
    instruments and underwater cameras

The Presenters
The team of presenters consists of members of the partner organisations:
Professor Mike J. Cowling and Dr. Trevor Hodgkiess, GMTC
Dominique Festy, Michel Lehaitre and Sylvie Lebras, IFREMER
Ir Gabriele Ferrari, Harry Meinema and Rik Breur, TNO
Dr. Ritchie Head, UMBSM
Dave Mackay, Kongsberg Simrad Ltd.
Paulo Sebastiao, IST

The Seminar
The Seminar will be held on Wednesday 8th July 1998 at the University of
Glasgow, Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, U.K. The Programme
for the day is:

10.00am	Welcome and Introduction
10.30am	Marine Biofilm Accumulation on Optical Surfaces
11.00am	Coffee
11.15am	Effects of Biofilm Development on Optical Devices
11.45am	Optical Materials - Differences in Biofouling Performance
12.15pm	Coatings - A Solution to the Biofouling Problem?
12.45pm	Lunch
2.00pm	Other Methods for Biofouling Reduction
2.30pm	Practical Trials on New Strategies
3.00pm	Final Discussion Session and Concluding Remarks
4.00pm	End
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Registration Fee
The Registration Fee is =A350.00 + VAT, total payable =3D =A358.75. This=
 includes
admission to the Seminar, abstracts, buffet lunch and refreshments. A form
to register interest is available on the WWW page at
http://www.eng.gla.ac.uk:80/marine/semform.htm. Full payment must be
received before a place can be guaranteed.

Accommodation
A wide range of accommodation is available in the Glasgow area, ranging
from budget accommodation in student halls of residence to 5* hotels. A
list of accommodation at special University of Glasgow discounted rates, is
available on request.

Enquiries
Lynn Cullen, Glasgow Marine Technology Centre, James Watt Building,
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, U.K.
Tel. +44-(0)141 339 0969 =20
Fax: +44-(0)141 330 4015 =20
E-mail: lynnc at eng.gla.ac.uk


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