LEAF – Low Emission AntiFouling
Marine biofouling can be defined as the colonization of man-made surfaces in seawater by microscopic and macroscopic organisms. This phenomenon can result in great loss of function and effectiveness both for cruising ships and for static constructions. The European FP7 Collaborative project LEAF aims to develop such a sustainable antifouling solution, based on a newly discovered antifouling concept which is not based on biocide emission. Here you can see the latest activities of the LEAF project and listen to a 60-second description (by Scientific America) about the innovative antifouling principle used in LEAF project.