Funded Project Event

Public presentation and seminar of the GREENHULL project: “Green technologies for cleaning ship hulls in the water”



The GreenHull project intends to contribute to the reduction of the pollution problem in the Northern Adriatic Sea by cleaning biological fouling on hulls, improving the performance of ships and reducing the introduction of alien species into the environment.

The sea knows no boundaries: the approach of cross-border cooperation in the public and private sector is necessary in defining guidelines for the control, monitoring and management of water and waste biological fouling on hulls and ensuring more effective cross-border management.

GreenHull, which will be a guest at the stand of CORILA (Consortium for the Coordination of Research on the Venice Lagoon System) at the next Venice Boat Show in Nappa 90 at the Venice Arsenal, will present the main results obtained in the first 24 months of the project and show the prototype of the multisensor underwater robotic platform with cleaning accessory. Appointment on Monday 30 May at 2.30 p.m. in the Sala Modelli (Salone Nautico, Arsenale, Venice). At the end of the presentation there will be a public workshop on the theme of “New technologies for cleaning ship hulls in water and challenges in waste management”.

GreenHull and CORILA’s participation in the Venice Boat Show is part of EU Green Week, the annual opportunity to discuss European environmental policy with policymakers, leading environmentalists and stakeholders from Europe and beyond. This year’s edition focuses on the European Green Deal, the EU’s transformative and sustainable growth strategy for a resource-efficient and climate neutral Europe by 2050.

The GreenHull project

In the GreenHull project, three technologies are being developed to clean biofouling from the hulls of boats without taking them out of the water, while avoiding the release of toxic substances and harmful organisms into the local marine environment. The wastewater is in fact purified in the dedicated treatment plant and returned to the sea, in compliance with legal requirements.

GreenHull also aims to strengthen cross-border cooperation in this emerging sector between various stakeholders in the North Adriatic area, such as ports, marinas and local authorities, by proposing guidelines and strategies for cleaning biofouling from boats in the water and managing the waste produced.

The project is supported by the Interreg V-A Italy-Slovenia cooperation programme, financed by the European Regional Development Fund, and has five partners from Slovenia and Italy, representing research, academia and industry.

The Venice Boat Show

The GreenHull project will be present at the Venice Boat Show, the main international exhibition dedicated to the boating industry, from Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June 2022, at the Venice Arsenal, the symbolic site of the centuries-old military rule of the Serenissima Republic of Venice and the beating heart of its shipbuilding industry. The exhibition space and the water basin in front of it will be the place to meet the excellence of international yachting. This is an event that explores every aspect of navigation and shipbuilding: design, engines, environment.


You are invited to the public presentation and subsequent round table, as per the programme.

Speakers are requested to attend the event in person, while the public can follow the workshop either in person (after registering at [email protected]) or online. Further instructions will follow soon.

We look forward to your interest and send you our best regards.