We would like to welcome Endures to our growing list of members

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Endures has over 50 years of experience combining the disciplines: metallurgy, biology and corrosion. They bring much needed expertise in biofouling and antifouling to the Global TestNet team.

PEMSEA Regional Task Force meets to progress biofouling strategy 

A Partnership for Environment Management in the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) Regional Task Force meeting took place (23-25 November 2022) in Manila, the Philippines, hosted by Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA). The goal of the meeting is to advance towards the establishment of a regional strategy to manage biofouling in the East Asian Seas, to minimize the introduction of Invasive Aquatic Species (IAS). Guillaume Drillet, Chair of Global TestNet (a strategic partner of GloFouling Partnerships) presented about standardization and testing of Biofouling.


Biofouling Solutions joins Global TestNet

We would like to warmly welcome the multi award winning Biofouling Solutions to Global TestNet! The  internationally recognised Australian team of biosecurity consultants has been delivering pragmatic advice and hands-on assistance to help regulators and the global shipping industry manage biofouling and Invasive Aquatic Species since 2008. Collectively, their team has over 75 years’ experience with researching and/or managing biofouling and Invasive Aquatic Species.

Global TestNet submits significant dataset to the IMO's Experience Building Phase.

Click here to read the document (PDF, 390KB)

Banner 1st Global Conference on Biofouling Management for Maritime Industries

Global TestNet supports IMarEST’s 1st Global Conference on Biofouling Management for Maritime Industries.

The IMarEST’s 1st Global Conference on Biofouling Management for Maritime Industries will bring together specialists from across this multidisciplinary and multisectoral field to support the development of a practical and sustainable path forward for maritime industries to achieve outcomes that will better protect the global maritime environment.

Find out more on the IMarEST website >

Ballast water compliance testing: the importance of testing for the organisms in the ≥50 μm size class 

Global TestNet members conclude that assessing compliance by solely testing organisms in the ≥10 μm to <50 μm size class or testing indicator microbes cannot ensure that the objectives of the BWM Convention are met.

> Read the report (PDF 230KB)

Global TestNet becomes a legal entity!

Global TestNet CLG registered in the UK as a company limited by guarantee. This not-for-profit organisation is to become a new member association to continue the good work of Global TestNet. The company will be overseen by its board of directors: Dr Guillaume Drillet (chair), Tim Fileman, Prof Stephen de Mora and Chris Brown.

Ankron Water Services now a member of Global TestNet




Erik K√∂ster, Managing Director said: “We are very happy to join the testing expert group and contribute with our experience and knowledge. I believe it is more important than ever for the industry leaders to cooperate and speak with one voice to improve testing and corresponding regulations like commissioning testing, VIDA and method validations.”

Read the full article on LinkedIn >

Download the minutes from the 11th Annual Meeting (12th - 14th February 2020)


Thank you for Supporting the Sustainable Ocean Summit 2019

The World Ocean Council would like to express their gratitude for Global TestNet's support of the SOS 2019 as an Event Endorser.

Global TestNet Position Statement on BWMS Commissioning


** Global TestNet Statement  **

This statement is in response to stakeholders’ potential concerns raised as a result of recent closure of two test facility members of the Global TestNet.