The 19th International Congress
on Marine Corrosion and Fouling

June 24-29, 2018 | Melbourne, Florida

2018 Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling Schedule

Date Event Location Time
       
Sunday June 24, 2018 Registration & Welcome Crowne Plaza      18:00 - 21:00
       
Monday June 25, 2018 Registration FIT 08:00 - 08:50
  Introductory Opening Remarks     FIT 09:00 - 09:20
  Plenary Lecture 1 FIT 09:30 - 10:00
  Morning Coffee Break FIT 10:00 - 10:30
  Sessions FIT 10:40 - 12:30
  Lunch (Not Included)
12:30 - 14:00
  Sessions FIT 14:10 - 15:50
  Afternoon Coffee Break FIT 15:50 - 16:20
  Sessions FIT 16:30 - 18:30
       
  Student Night   19:30
       
Tuesday June 26, 2018 Registration   08:00 - 08:30
  Plenary Lecture 2 FIT 08:30 - 09:10
  Sessions FIT 09:20 - 10:30
  Morning Coffee Break FIT 10:30 - 11:00
  Sessions FIT 11:10 - 12:30
  Lunch (Not Included)   12:30 - 14:00
  Sessions FIT 14:10 - 16:00
  Afternoon Coffee Break FIT 16:00 - 16:30
  Sessions FIT 16:40 - 18:00
       
  Poster Reception Crowne Plaza 18:30 - 20:30
       
Wednesday June 27, 2018     Registration FIT 08:00 - 08:30
  Excursion 1 (King) Start @ FIT 08:30 - 16:00
  Excursion 2 (River) Start @ FIT 08:30 - 12:30
  Excursion 3 (Port) Start @ FIT 08:30 - 16:00
  Excursion 4 (Air) Start @ FIT 09:30 - 16:30
  Excursion 5 (Zoo) Start @ FIT 08:30 - 15:00
       
  Banquet Dinner KSC 19:30
       
Thursday June 28, 2018 Registration FIT 08:00 - 08:30
  Plenary Lecture 3 FIT 08:30 - 09:10
 

Sessions

FIT 09:20 - 10:30
  Morning Coffee Break FIT 10:30 - 11:00
  Sessions FIT 11:10 - 12:30
  Lunch (Not Included)   12:30 - 14:00
  Sessions FIT 14:10 - 15:30
  Afternoon Coffee Break FIT 15:30 - 16:00
  Sessions FIT 16:10 - 18:40
       
Friday June 29, 2018 Registration FIT 08:00 - 08:30
  Plenary Lecture 4 FIT 08:30 - 09:10
  Sessions FIT 09:20 - 10:30
  Morning Coffee Break FIT 10:30 - 11:00
  Sessions FIT 11:10 - 12:30
  Lunch (Not Included)   12:30 - 14:00
 

Sessions 

FIT 14:10 - 16:00
  Closing Remarks FIT 16:00 - 16:30

Invited Speakers

Coming Soon.

Session Topics 

  • Biomimicry, Bioinspiration and Natural Antifoulants: This session will present some of the recent progress within the field of antifouling biomimicry and bioinspiration. Living organisms have numerous strategies to combat unwanted growth and competition. Scientists are investigating means to transform some of these solutions into technological solutions to counteract fouling on man-made structures. Nature still represents the major source for inspiration in the search for novel, environmentally friendly antifoulants and repelling materials and surfaces. Topics that will be covered in this session include:
     - Antifouling natural products
     - Synthetic mimics of antifouling natural products
     - Natural non fouling surfaces
     - Antifouling biomimetic surfaces
  • Beyond Ships: Fouling and Corrosion on Renewable Power Installations, Desal Plants, Sensors, Fixed Platforms in Offshore Oil / Gas, Instruments, and Aquaculture
  • New Analytical Methods:
  • Hydrodynamics / Dynamic Testing: This session will focus on emerging trends and topics related to the hydrodynamic performance and characterization of surfaces and vessels exposed to marine corrosion and/or fouling. The session will also explore novel methods developed to immerse substrates under dynamic conditions and how this methodology affects the evaluation of material performance. Some of the specific topics covered in this session will include:
     - Numerical methods to examine the ship fuel penalties associated with marine corrosion and/or fouling.
     - Experimental methods to quantify impact of marine corrosion and/or fouling on frictional drag.
     - Dynamic testing of coatings and other material substrates.
     - Novel methods for the characterization of fouling under dynamic conditions.
  • Fouling as a Vector for Invasive Species: Vessel biofouling represents an important vector for the spread of non-indigenous species. The introduction of some non-indigenous species to new locations can have far-ranging impacts on the marine environment and the people reliant upon it. This session aims to provide scientists, regulators and end users with new information to address this problem, including:
    - The transport of non-indigenous species via vessel biofouling.
    - Their associated impacts.
    - New developments, both regulatory and technical.
    - Opportunities for regional and international collaboration to strengthen global biofouling management.
  • Bioinformatics / Molecular Biology:
  • Bioadhesion: Natural and Biomimetic Adhesives: Next-generation antifouling materials that operate without biocides rely on exploiting the chemical and biological adhesion mechanisms used by marine organisms. Nature produces an incredibly rich diversity of underwater adhesives that range in properties from temporary to permanent, organic to inorganic, and elastic to brittle. Recent advancements in bioinformatics and molecular biology have shed light on how marine organisms use chemistry and biology to produce functional materials that operate as underwater adhesives. The Bioadhesives session aims to showcase the spectrum of lessons from biology and applications of molecular-level observations to biomimetic systems:
     - Adhesion mechanisms of macro/micro fouling organisms.
     - Molecular strategies and chemistry of marine adhesives.
     - Bioinformatic approaches to characterize bioadhesives.
     - Recombinant strategies to scale up and study natural adhesives.
  • Management of Vessel Fouling: In-water Grooming, Cleaning, or Treatment: Biofouling of vessels and submerged moveable structures can result in fuel penalties, increased emissions and is an important vector for the spread of non-indigenous species. This session aims to provide scientists, regulators and end users with new information regarding:
     - Hull grooming (proactive management).
     - Hull cleaning or treatment (reactive management).
     - The risks, benefits, barriers and opportunities associated with different types of management  activities.
  • Policy & Regulations:
  • Corrosion: MIC, Non-biological Corrosion, and Cathodic Protection
  • Microbiology:
  • Macrobiology:
  • New Anti Fouling Technology: New Fouling Release Technology, Non-Coating Anti Fouling (Non-fouling Materials)
     - Comparison of Ice Phobic and Fouling Release Coatings  
     
  • Fouling as a Benefit: Artificial reefs and living Shorelines / Docks
  • Cross Over Sessions: Ice Phobic Coatings and FR, Insect Resistant Materials, Space Age Materials

Social Events

Coming Soon. 

Banquet Dinner

Let’s face it, not much can beat a mouthwatering banquet dinner under a Space Shuttle. Yes, you heard correctly! We are hosting this year’s ICMCF Banquet Dinner at the Kennedy Space Center’s beautiful Apollo / Saturn V Center’s Conference Room. While you enjoy delicious foods and drinks with colleagues, a breath-taking 365-foot Saturn V moon rocket will hang above your head. Surely, such a venue will occasion a night to remember!