Biofouling or biological fouling is the undesirable accumulation of micro-organisms, plants, algae, and animals on submerged structures e.g. measuring sensors or ships' hulls. If biofouling occurs on the surfaces of living marine organisms it is called epibiosis.
- Coastal observatories
- Instruments and sensors to measure environmental parameters
- Inline measurement techniques
An article about biofouling is also under construction by Friedhelm Schroeder, GKSS
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biofouling Wikipedia