Welcome to SEACOAT
What is SEACOAT?
SEACOAT is an EC-funded Marie-Curie Training Network that brings together leading scientists from across Europe with the goal of understanding interfacial processes involved in marine biofouling.
Who are we?
The network consists of 6 Universities and 2 companies from across Europe. Click Consortium for further details.
What does the Network do?
The network trains young scientists and conducts cutting edge research through collaboration between the 8 Partners. There are regular meetings, exchanges and secondments of training fellows and advanced training courses. All training fellows receive multidisciplinary training in the 3 scientific themes of Surface Engineering, Surface Analytics and Bioadhesion.
‘Green technologies’ can be used to control marine fouling organisms without the use of biocides. Rational design of ‘green’ coatings requires a better understanding of the influence of surface properties on the fouling organisms. This requires interdisciplinary research for precision engineering of coatings/surfaces, state-of–art surface analytics to characterise them, and assessment of their performance against fouling organisms.
Who can participate?
The network has appointed 16 Early Stage Researchers to study for a PhD, and 5 Experienced Researchers (post-doctoral fellows). All current positions have now been filled.
Want more information?
Follow the Research link for more information on individual projects provided by the Partners