The project, with the contribution of the LIFE Programme of the European Union, will be mainly aimed to:
- demonstrating the effectiveness of a new manufacturing process able to produce a new antifouling paint effectively operating without releasing any harmful chemicals into the sea, towards a highly inert, chemically stable and environmentally safe materials yielded by a easier production process with safe waste (green chemistry);
- in accordance with EU Environmental Policies, mitigate the human activities that have an impact on the marine environment;
- creating an alternative, environmentally friendly solution to the current antifouling paints that are mainly based on a continuous release of a small amount of biocides into the water surface to prevent growth of organisms with several adverse effects on the environment;
- convincing all the potential stakeholders that the use of such innovative painting can meet the specifications required by the reference market.