- RamLab publishes peer-review publication on automated ballast water verification technology in Water Research
- WAYNE STATE INITIATES EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS ABOUT INVASIVE SPECIES AT THE BELLE ISLE AQUARIUM
- "Wayne State Shows Off Amazing Biotech In Tech Tour Preview"
- Ahsan Akram wins HYDROLAB/IAGLR Student Poster Paper award for the 2013 IAGLR Conference in Purdue, Indiana.
- Two students win awards for ballast water live-dead testing projects
- Ram Lab GLPF-funded work to be presented at IAGLR, June 2013
- Researcher's test system to provide automated, faster detection of invasive species in shipboard ballast water
Ballast water has caused havoc in the world’s aquatic ecosystems by discharging numerous invasive species and pathogens where they don’t belong. New regulations to prevent the transport of nuisance aquatic species into the Great Lakes will soon require ships to treat ballast water outside the Great Lakes to kill or virtually eliminate all live organisms in the ballast water they discharge. It is a difficult problem: How can you design a ballast water treatment system that is lethal enough to kill practically everything being discharged and yet be so benign that the discharge is perfectly harmless? And how can you verify that the treatment systems are effective when installed and continue to be so after installation? This web site is designed to be an information nexus to provide the latest news about new ballast water treatment and verification technologies, about shipping activities, and about conferences and other items important to preventing invasive species from damaging the Great Lakes.