Oceanic Biofouling Database

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Title: Oceanic Biofouling Database
Authors: Oceanic
Publication Date:
December 01, 2018
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Abstract: 

As part of the OCEANIC project, the development of a European biofouling mapping is a specific output which aims to provide developers, operators and regulators a quick overview of geographical biofouling distribution facilitating informed decisions. This tool is based on five, among the most problematic, biofouling groups: macroalgae (specifically Kelp), bryozoans, mussels (and other relevant bivalves) and calcareous tubeworms in different European Ecoregions. The database provides information on the organisms’ occurrence (e.g., coordinates, distance from land, depth), and key biofouling parameters to the MRE sector (e.g., biofouling thickness and weight), aiming to inform developers planning their projects (e.g., site selection, type of coatings to be used, frequency and type of maintenance operations).

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