Research Measure: Discovery
Funding Type: HEA IOTI STRAND III
Funding Year: 2008
Project Duration: 36 Months
Project Type: Project-Based
Total Grant-Aid: €399,793
Lead Partner: Letterkenny Institute of Technology
The project will focus on the identification of natural marine antimicrobials as effective solutions to biofouling. Millions of Euros are spent annually by marine industries, aquaculture and shipping addressing the problem of biofouling, the settlement of both plants and animals on submerged man-made structures. Current treatments often involve coating surfaces with paints containing highly toxic chemicals unleashing untold damage on the environment. The CAMBio team will investigate whether some marine plants and animals, which remain free from fouling organisms, produce their own natural antifoulants.
Further information and updates on this on this award are available from the LYIT CAMBio Website.