Ballast Documents

1st International Ballast Water Treatment R&D Symposium

The GloBallast Programme Coordination Unit convened the 1st International Ballast Water Treatment R&D Symposium at IMO headquarters in London on 26 and 27 March 2001. This was the first time that the world.s leading experts in the specialised field of ballast water treatment came together at an international conference. Twenty six papers werepresented, covering all of the main technologies currently being researched and updating the latest results from the major R&D projects. The symposium attracted nearly 200 participants.

The papers contained in this Symposium Proceedings provide a very useful information resource for all parties interested in the topic of ballast water treatment, management and control. The symposium was hailed as a major success and participants requested that it become a regular event held every one to two years

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2nd International Ballast Water Treatment R&D Symposium

The GloBallast has organised this Second Symposium on 21-23 July 2003 in conjunction with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), and with support from the United Kingdom Maritime and Coast Guard Agency; the University of Newcastle upon Tyne School of Marine Science and Technology; and the National Science Foundation in the United States.

The second symposium which had a truly global scope and highly focused objectives, brought together world's leading experts in the specialised field of ballast water treatment. Over the three days, thirty-six papers were presented, covering all of the main technologies currently being researched and updating the latest results from the major R&D projects, thus catalyzing a more coordinated and co-operative global R&D efforts. The symposium attracted nearly 230 participants.

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Ballast Water Risk Assessment Ports of Mumbai and Jawaharlal Nehru-India

This report describes the BWRA activity undertaken for the neighbouring ports of Mumbai and Jawaharlal Nehru, which form the Mumbai Demonstration Site and are managed by the Mumbai Port Trust (MPT) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) respectively. This capacity-building activity commenced in January 2002, with URS Australia Pty Ltd (URS) contracted to the Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) to provide BWRA training and software.

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International Convention for the Control and Managment of Ship's Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004

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