Comprehensive Assessment of Marine Coatings in the Laboratory and Field
Final rept. 1 Jan 2012-31 Dec 2014
CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIV SAN LUIS OBISPO
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The overall goal of our work was to use laboratory and field testing to expedite the down-select process used to develop nontoxic, foul-release coatings and to develop new methodologies to test the performance of foul-release coatings. We have met our deliverables on the project by 1 assessing novel coatings in both the laboratory and field to contribute to the down-select process, 2 furthering the development of bryozoans as model organisms for testing coating performance in the lab and field, and 3 assessing seasonal fouling dynamics and seasonal variation in environmental parameters in Morro Bay, thereby contributing to the understanding of how fouling varies by season and geographic location.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods