Biofouling is the growth of organisms on surfaces to form a bio-film or slime. This bio-film allows other organisms to attach, establish and grow. Biofouling is a significant problem in the aquatic environment and can interfere with the accuracy of sensors and measurements.
Listen to more on biofouling and the work in the IMPAQT project on biofouling.
https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/pluginfile.php/595605/mod_page/content/18/biofouling.mp4Video player: biofouling.mp4