National Ballast Information Clearinghouse (NBIC)


Subject:
Transportation , Water , Environment , Plants , Industries , Invasive & Alien Plants , Ships , Coasts , Water Pollution & Quality , Wetlands , Transportation

Description:
The NBIC, a program of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and the United States Coast Guard, "collects, analyzes, and interprets data on the ballast water management practices of commercial ships." A main goal of the NBIC is "to determine the degree to which ... [ballast] water has undergone ... treatments designed to reduce the likelihood of ballast-mediated invasions by exotic species." It features a database with ballast discharge information and links to research.

Language:
English

Source:
http://invasions.si.edu/nbic/


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