Reports, Presentations, & Funded Research

The Marine Invasive Species Program reports to the California Legislature on a variety of program activities. The reports are listed below. Staff also give presentations on invasive species and reducing the risk of shipping-mediated nonindigenous species introductions. These presentations are given to audiences at conferences and meetings throughout the world.

Reports

Marine Invasive Species Biennial Reports & Treatment Technology Reports

Below are links to the Biennial Reports on the California Marine Invasive Species Program.

Below are links to the Treatment Technology Reports and Updates: Assessments of the Efficacy, Availability, and Environmental Impacts of Ballast Water Treatment Technologies for Use in California Waters.

  • Biofouling Report – Commercial Vessel Fouling in California: Analysis, Evaluation, and Recommendations to Reduce Nonindigenous Species Release from the Non-Ballast Water Vector, 2006
  • Performance Standards Report – Report on Performance Standards for Ballast Water Discharges in California Waters, 2006
  • California and Federal Comparison Report – California’s Marine Invasive Species Program and the United States federal programs that manage vessels as vectors of nonindigenous species: A comparison of the relative effectiveness at reducing the risk of nonindigenous species introductions from maritime shipping activities, 2013

Presentations

Webinar: Submitting an AVRF through MISP.IO (December 15, 2020)

This video is a recorded webinar that was presented on 12/15/2020  and provides instructions on submitting a Marine Invasive Species Program Annual Vessel Reporting Form (AVRF)  through MISP.IO. Effective January 1, 2021, the AVRF will be required to be submitted through the web-based platform, MISP.IO, at least 24 hours prior to a vessel’s first arrival at a California port during each calendar year.

MISP.IO website security

This video is about website security and website security measures in place for MISP.IO. It is the third of three presentations that were recorded as part of a webinar on 10/7/2020 that provided information about upcoming changes to the Marine Invasive Species Program Annual Vessel Reporting Form (AVRF) submission requirements. Effective January 1, 2021, the AVRF will be required to be submitted through the web-based platform, MISP.IO, at least 24 hours prior to a vessel’s first arrival at a California port during each calendar year.

MISP.IO Web-Based User Interface

This video is about MISP.IO and explains how to create a user account and how to navigate within the website. It is the second of three presentations that were recorded as part of a webinar on 10/7/2020 that provided information about upcoming changes to the Marine Invasive Species Program Annual Vessel Reporting Form (AVRF) submission requirements. Effective January 1, 2021, the AVRF will be required to be submitted through the web-based platform, MISP.IO, at least 24 hours prior to a vessel’s first arrival at a California port during each calendar year.

Changes to the AVRF submission requirements (October 7, 2020)

This video explains details about the changes to the Marine Invasive Species Program Annual Vessel Reporting Form (AVRF) submission requirements. It is the first of three presentations that were recorded as part of a webinar on 10/7/2020 that provided information about upcoming changes to the Marine Invasive Species Program Annual Vessel Reporting Form (AVRF) submission requirements. Effective January 1, 2021, the AVRF will be required to be submitted through the web-based platform, MISP.IO, at least 24 hours prior to a vessel’s first arrival at a California port during each calendar year.

GloFouling Webinars (April 23, 2020)

Lessons learned through implementing and enforcing California’s biofouling management regulations:

Webinar on California Biofouling Management Regulations: First Year Update (October 2018)

The Marine Invasive Species Program presented a webinar in October 2018 to provide an update on the implementation of California’s biofouling management regulations. The webinar specifically focuses on improving clarity for specific requirements that have been commonly deficient during inspections during the first year of implementation.

Webinar on California Biofouling Management Regulations (September 2017)

The Marine Invasive Species Program presented a webinar in September 2017 to provide clarity and guidance about California’s new biofouling management regulations to minimize the transfer into state waters of nonindigenous species from vessels arriving at California ports.

Funded Research

  • Content being developed

Contacts

Biofouling Management
Chris Scianni, Program Manager
562.499.6390
Chris.Scianni@slc.ca.gov

Ballast Water and Biofouling
Lina Ceballos Osuna
916.574.1864
Lina.Ceballos@slc.ca.gov

Raya Nedelcheva
Raya.Nedelcheva@slc.ca.gov
916.574.2568

Jonathan Thompson
916.574.2276
Jonathan.Thompson@slc.ca.gov

Recordkeeping/Administration
Jackie Mackay
562.499.6312
Jackie.Mackay@slc.ca.gov

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