European researchers and specialists will address key questions:

  • 14h30-14h50 Introduction: Why a workshop on marine growth effects on offshore structures: brief review of effects and stakes, By Franck SCHOEFS, Université de Nantes, IUML, WEAMEC
  • 14h50-15h20 (including questions): Marine growth on fixed offshore structures: feedback, practice and challenges, by Ove Tobias GUDMESTAD, University of Stavanger, Norway.
  • 15h20-15h50 Marine growth considerations related to marine risers and possibly aquaculture fish farms, by Bernt Johan LEIRA, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Tronheim, Norway.
  • 15h50-16h20 Life in the Fast Lane: Biofouling of floating artificial structures in high tidal flow environments, Elisabeth COOK, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scotland.
  • 16h20-16h50 Modeling oyster off-shore growth with satellite time-series data, Y. THOMAS, P. GERNEZ (Université de Nantes, IUML, WEAMEC, France), S. POUVREAU (IFREMER-Station d’Argenton), P. GLIZE (Syndicat mixte pour le développement de l’aquaculture et de la pêche), and Laurent BARILLE (Université de Nantes, IUML, WEAMEC, France)
  • 16h50-17h20 Specific practical and scientific challenges in warm seas: the case of Gulf of Guinea, Franck SCHOEFS, Université de Nantes, IUML, WEAMEC, France.
  • 17h20-17h45 Conclusions by the lecturers and Christian BERHAULT, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, IUML, WEAMEC, France.