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Working across numerous different marine based industries the Centre for Marine Biofouling and Corrosion provides scientific expertise and services to reduce the impact of biofouling to your operation(s) and improve the next generation of antifouling technology. With an extensive range of marine expertise, the Centre provides reliable and practical solutions to impacts caused by biofouling whilst maintaining discretion and confidentiality throughout the process.

Testing anti fouling coatings, showing variable levels of fouling by barnacles

Antifouling Coating & Research Development

The demand for more effective, low cost, low impact antifouling coatings is constantly growing as our marine environment is being further utilised to meet society’s growing needs for energy, food and transport. The Centre has the experience and expertise to undertake confidential coating efficacy assessments to ensure our clients’ infrastructure is properly protected.  


Biofouling can directly affect the productivity of your aquaculture business, whether this is through cleaning of stock or maintenance of infrastructure.  The Centre provides biofouling management advice to help you minimise maintenance costs and increase the unit value of your product.


Corrosion related maintenance and failure represents one of the biggest operating costs to marine industries. To prevent corrosion effectively it is vital to understand the corrosion process and the marine environment in which this takes place. The Centre for Marine Biofouling and Corrosion helps to safeguard clients’ assets by integrating corrosion and biofouling control from the design stage and investigating novel corrosion control approaches for specific applications.

Marine Renewable Energy

Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) infrastructure offers unique challenges in terms of biofouling management. The harsh operational conditions and high fouling pressure can result in rapid failure and loss of efficiency, whilst maintenance in these scenarios is difficult and expensive. The Centre for Marine Biofouling and Corrosion provides a complete biofouling management programme for your device(s) from design, technology selection and maintenance. This service helps to minimise and predict operational costs and maintenance.

Oil & Gas

Biofouling can increase costs and risks associated with oil and gas infrastructure operation. Effective biofouling management is possible through consideration of design, operating environment and antifouling technology selection. The Centre for Marine Biofouling and Corrosion works with clients to minimise operational costs and maintenance.


Effective biofouling management starts at the design phase and matches a detailed understanding of the operating environment with an appropriate antifouling technology selection. The Centre for Marine Biofouling and Corrosion provides an independent and impartial route to biofouling control and antifouling technology selection, providing you with a competitive advantage.   

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Dr Tom VanceDr Tom Vance
Business Development Manager

Tel: +44 (0)1752 633 412