Improved risk assessment of antifouling paints

The project is a collaboration between researchers at Chalmers and Stockholm University. The overall aim of the project is to reduce the emission of copper from antifouling paints and to improve the environmental status in the Baltic regarding copper.


The objective of the project is to:

1. Improve an analytical method, based on X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), to determine release rates of copper from antifouling paints and develop a manual for this method.
2. In different scenarios analyze how the load of copper from antifouling paints to the Baltic Sea can be reduced.
3. Propose measures to the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) and Helcom on how to reduce the load of copper from antifouling paints.

Partner organizations

  • Stockholm University (Academic, Sweden)
Start date 01/11/2019
End date The project is closed: 31/03/2020

Published: Fri 20 Mar 2020.