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Ballast water management experts gather for R&D forum

 

Experts at
the forefront of research and development in relation to preventing of the
spread of potentially harmful species in ballast water gathered in Montreal,
Canada for a key international forum under the banner “Ballast Water
Management Convention – moving towards implementation.”

The
IMO in a statement, said some 140 participants attended the 6th Global
Environment Facility (GEF)-United Nations Development Program (UNDP)-IMO GloBallast
R&D Forum and Exhibition on Ballast Water Management from
  March 16-18 March.

In
a related development, the Global Ballast Water Test Organizations Network
(GloBal TestNet) also met in Montreal, Canada, ahead of the 6th Global
Environment Facility (GEF)-United Nations Development Program (UNDP)-IMO
GloBallast R&D Forum and Exhibition on Ballast Water Management in
Montreal.

During
its two-day meeting, GloBal TestNet launched its 
website http://www.globaltestnet.org/Home and elected a new steering committee.

The
IMO said the formation of GloBal TestNet was supported by the Global Industry
Alliance (GIA) of the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloBallast Partnerships Programme. 

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