The 7th IMarEST Ballast Water Technology Conference will bring together global leaders in ship operations, technology development and regulatory compliance to establish the state of the art and examine the path ahead, including the next generation of technologies and practices.
Following adoption and ratification of the BWM Convention, nearly 50% of the worlds ocean going fleet has now been fitted with ballast water management systems (BWMS). Over the last 16 years, the industry has made remarkable efforts to develop, approve and invest in solutions to protect against the spread of aquatic invasive species. All attention is now turned to implementation and what it means for operations and compliance. What lies ahead for compliance monitoring programs and what must operators do to comply? What goes into a contingency plan and how is it practically implemented?