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Project Aim
The central aim of the Fouling-Atlas project is the presentation of actual information about the topics fouling and antifouling to deliver the sound basis for a choice of an antifouling system with maximum efficacy and minimum environmental hazard. Therefore the Fouling-Atlas provides the following online information for professional and private users: The contents normally is ordered by user groups. The topics fouling database and legislation are ordered geographically with priority.

The request of project contents is free of charge and no registration is necessary. The request of several, special prepared documents may cause charges in future project phases. For registrated users (free of charge) the relevant contents can be compiled.


Professional Users
This project addresses to industrial sectors and all facilities which are faced to fouling problems in fresh- and saltwater environments. The particular user groups are listet in the table stated below. With one click you can get to a special project welcome page for each user group. To compile the optimal information within the topics the following user groups are existing for professional users:

User group Target group / Scope
(1)   no users of antifouling products and antifouling techniques in pratice; a special product list is not existing for this user group
Professional Shipping shipping companies, shipyards, application companies, operators of harbour facilities, fishing industry, research establishment with research vessels, navy
Shipping Authorities maritime authorities, navigational aids (buoys, navigational lights)
Coastal Engineering flood barrages, locks, sluices, promenade piers, bridges, tide-mills (water engineering structures)
Industrial Use open cycle cooling system, cooling tower, piping systems, plants for desalination of seawater
Offshore Industry offshore platforms, offshore installations and offshore wind energy plants, submarine cables, pipelines
Aquaculture nets, buoyancy devices, walkway floats, buoys (cultivation and farming of fishes, mussels, snails, crabs and algae)
Oceanography + Geology all marine research institutions, oceanographic instruments
Biology + Environment ¹ science, marine biology (fouling organisms, biodiversity), research, environmental protection, environmental organizations

If you feel addressed by these topics you should create an user account (free of charge) for an optimized access to your desired information. Do you want to be notified about new project developments by email ? You can sign up here for our info mail. Thank you for your interest.

Private Users
This project addresses also to private users which are faced to fouling problems in fresh- and saltwater environments. The particular user groups are listet in the table stated below. With one click you can get to a special project welcome page for each user group. To compile the optimal information within the topics the following user groups are existing for private users:

User group Target group / Scope
(1)   no users of antifouling products and antifouling techniques in pratice; a special product list is not existing for this user group
Water Sports boat owners, marinas, yacht clubs, operators of yacht harbours, naval architects, boatbuilder, boat suppliers
Nature Observation ¹ hobby biologist, nature observer, tourists at the coast, beach wanderer, sport diver, angler

If you feel addressed by these topics you should create an user account (free of charge) for an optimized access to your desired information. Do you want to be notified about new project developments by email ? You can sign up here for our info mail. Thank you for your interest.

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