Ballast Water Management and Reseach

About us

Dr. Stephan Gollasch is a marine biologist active in ballast water related work since 1992. He was involved in the first European ship sampling programme on ballast water, tank sediments and ship hull fouling carried out 1992-1996.

His PhD is world-wide the first thesis based on sampling ballast water to determine in-tank biodiversity.

Click here to find out more about our research activities on ResearchGate, including >100 publications, book chapters and research reports.

Since 1994 Dr. Gollasch is member of the German Delegation at the International Maritime Organization attending meetings of MEPC and PPR. He was further from 2009 to 2012 member of GESAMP-BWWG who evaluates Basic and Final Approval dossiers of ballast water management systems, which make use of active substances. 

Having sampled ballast water and/or ballast tank sediments on more than 200 vessels, he became a high-level expert for ballast water sampling and was involved in several training events at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the GloBallast Programme, at the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and others. 

Since June 2021 we are DNV-certified to conduct Commissioning Tests of Ballast Water Management Systems.


We team up with Dr. Matej David Consulting d.o.o., based in Korte, Slovenia. Click here for more details.