Accession Number:

ADA620248

Title:

Comprehensive Assessment of Marine Coatings in the Laboratory and Field

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 2012-31 Dec 2014

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIV SAN LUIS OBISPO

Report Date:

2015-03-27

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE