The GloBallast Partnerships has published the Proceedings of the 6th R&D Forum and Exhibition, held in Montreal, Canada, from 16 to 18 March 2016. This publication arrives at a timely moment when the BWM Convention has only recently met its entry into force criteria, following the accession from Finland.
This edition of the R&D Forum made a positive contribution towards maintaining the global momentum to find optimal solutions to diminish the threats from the transfer of marine invasive species through ships’ ballast water and sediments.
The Proceedings include all the opening addresses and the keynote presentations delivered during the first day of the Forum. The bulk of the publication contains a selection of the papers and reflects the global interest in an issue of critical importance for preserving marine and coastal