The 21st AGA and IAMUC 21 was hosted by the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), in the beautiful city of Alexandria, Egypt. The theme of the AGA21 IAMUC is â€œInnovation and Sustainability of Maritime Industry in the Scope of Blue Economy and Green Conceptâ€.
The 21st Annual General Assembly (AGA 21) is the annual meeting of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU). The IAMU Conference (IAMUC), held annually as part of the AGA, brings together experts and official representatives of IAMU member universities from all over the world to discuss, exchange, and share recent progress and future trends in maritime education, training, research and other matters within the scope of IAMU.
Represent Egypt at United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal
A message to H.E. Prof Ismail Abdel Ghaffar AASTMT President We are pleased to inform you that we are invited to represent Egypt at United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal ðŸ‡µðŸ‡¹ We are very proud that we belong to the Academy. We would like to thank you for all the effort, support and giving that you are always keen to provide. Thank you very much Dr. Ismael. Best regards, Ibrahim Mohamed - Graduated from College of Fisheries & Aquaculture Technology (AASTMT Abuqeer branch). Moemen Sobh - Student at Architecture Engineering (AASTMT Portsiad branch).
Initiative: Antifouling paints: Environmental hazards and alternatives (Abu-Qir Bay Fishermen community outreach workshop) May 2022
Biofouling is the accumulation of bacterial growth, algae, and sessile invertebrates on any submerged surface. To combat fouling ships must constantly undergo cleaning up and maintenance processes. The protection of boat hulls against biofoulings is a compelling necessity, not only to prevent material corrosion and degradation but also to maintain the proper maneuverability of the boats, thereby ensuring safety at sea. Antifouling paints are widely used to counteract this problem, using toxic substances such as copper-containing paints which have a great negative impact on marine organisms. Raising the awareness of fishermen about this problem and encouraging them to use eco-friendly antifouling paints is of great importance; environmentally and economically.