GloBallast R&D Forum: Call for Papers

The GEF-UNDP -IMO GloBallast Partnerships has sent out an invitation for papers to be presented and discussed during its 6th R&D Forum and Exhibition on Ballast Water Management, to be held in Montreal, Canada, from 16 to 18 March 2016.

Candidates should send abstracts no later than 15 January 2016, with the following conditions:  maximum 250 words in English language and include objectives, results and conclusions. Papers should focus on the latest developments in one of the following topics:

  • Treatment technologies and alternative management options
  • Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement
  • Regional approaches, risk assessments and exemptions
  • Financing capacity building
  • Technology testing and approval

All abstracts will be reviewed by an international scientific committee and authors will be notified of the acceptance by 29 January 2016. The full paper should be submitted by 26 February 2016 for inclusion in the Forum proceedings. Since a large number of abstracts are expected to be submitted to this IMO-GloBallast flagship event, the deadlines will be strictly followed.

For more information and to submit your abstract, please visit