This week the biofouling samples will be deployed at two different sites: one in Kristineberg, Sweden, and the other in Lisbon, Portugal. You can read about the study here.
The team from RISE deployed all the ocean rod samples at the test site in Kristineberg.
Identical sample sets were deployed in Lisbon, Portugal in order to observe differences in biofouling due to climate.
Our partners at WavEC were on site to deploy the samples in Portugal.
The rods will be removed periodically over the next 12 weeks for scraping in the customised test rigs to assess the force needed to remove different severities of biofouling, and the performance of the sealing systems.