sampling and analysis .
under the GloBallast Partnerships Programme, to counter the threat
to ecosystems by invasive species transported in the ballast water of ships.
that brought together scientific experts, port state control inspectors and
marine biologists from various countries with a view to understanding the
possible challenges of implementing IMO’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.
joint endeavour between IMO, the Global Environment Facility and the United
Nations Development Programme, designed to assist developing countries in
reducing the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens in ships’
ballast water and to implement the BWM Convention.