Axel Homborg

EuroMIC & Marine Corrosion Symposium

At week, the EuroMIC-European MIC was hosted by Endures in Den Helder.. Experts on the topic of Microbiologically influenced corrosion from all over the world coming over to learn about  MIC and of course the necessity of proper surface prep!

What a fantastic stay in Den Helder for our COST Association – European Cooperation in Science and Technology meeting in #CA20130 – great discussions, interactions and progress all over 🇳🇱🌷🥰 Love this group of people 🍹🌴 #MIC

METIP Willemsoord played host to a dynamic symposium on Friday, April 19, 2023, bringing together leading experts and innovators in the field of corrosion management. The event, which featured a rich program spanning applied research, case studies, and online monitoring, provided a platform for knowledge exchange and networking among industry professionals.

Axel Homborg

The morning session kicked off with an invigorating discussion on “60 Years of Corrosion Expertise In-house” led by END, setting the stage for a day of insightful presentations and interactive sessions. Keynote speaker, Prof. Dr. Scott Wade from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, captivated attendees with his talk on “Accelerated Low Water Corrosion, Cathodic Protection, and MIC,” shedding light on critical corrosion phenomena and mitigation strategies.

The symposium continued with thought-provoking presentations from esteemed speakers including Prof. Dr. Sergey Dobretsov from Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, who explored the challenges and perspectives in the “Investigation of Marine Microbial Fouling,” and Joost van Dam from Endures, The Netherlands, who shared practical insights on “Application of Thermally Sprayed Aluminium (TSA) Coatings” for long-term protection of steel structures.

The event transitioned into an engaging demo and interactive session, offering attendees hands-on experience with cutting-edge products and equipment for MIC and corrosion detection, monitoring, and mitigation. Participants had the opportunity to engage with industry leaders, explore MIC sampling techniques, and embark on a tour of the METIP facilities with attention for the importance of surface preparation.

The afternoon session delved into the realm of online monitoring and sensing, featuring an illuminating keynote address by Prof. Dr. Axel Homborg from the Netherlands Defense Academy, Ministry of Defense. Dr. Homborg’s presentation on “Corrosion Detection and Classification with Electrochemical Noise” provided valuable insights into innovative corrosion detection methodologies.

The symposium concluded with a series of enlightening presentations by Dr. Krista van den Bergh from OCAS, Dr. Geert Potters from the University of Antwerp, and Dr. Maria Salta from Endures, who highlighted advancements in corrosion sensing technologies and efforts towards achieving zero GHG emissions in ship hull performance.

The day concluded with a networking session, offering attendees the opportunity to further discuss ideas, forge partnerships, and enjoy refreshments.

The symposium at METIP Willemsoord was a resounding success, underscoring the importance of collaboration and innovation in addressing the challenges of corrosion management. Participants departed with newfound insights and connections, poised to drive positive change in their respective fields.

Share this post

Related posts: 

Read more about corrosion: