We Offer
  • Facilities and expertise for evaluating ballast water treatments and other environmental innovations,

  • Standardized third-party data on treatment system performance,

  • Information and decision tools to select the most appropriate treatment options, and

    Information and resources for Green Shipping efforts on the Chesapeake Bay, throughout the US, and around the world.


Current Efforts

Lab, land-based and shipboard testing of ballast water treatment systems.

Ship Biofouling and Invasive Species
- Tolerance of fouling organisms to conditions found during common ocean voyages
- Methods for quantifying effectiveness of ship biofouling management guidelines

Ship Alternative Fuell
- Analysis of Alternative Fuel Options for Coastal Support Vessels
- Alternative Fuels and Exhaust Emissions