Since 2006 GiMaRIS specialises in marine research, inventory, & strategy solutions focusing on consultancy and monitoring projects in temperate Atlantic seas, the Ponto-Caspian and Indo-Pacific waters. GiMaRIS works mainly for governments, fisheries, port authorities, dredging companies and shipping companies. This concerns risk assessments, but also the development of management and control protocols aimed at minimizing the ecological impact of maritime activities in general and the thereby obliged monitoring. Fieldwork projects concern coral reef systems in Indonesia, surveys along the N American east coast, species assessments of the Wadden Sea and surveys of ports. The latter are done for exemption applications to the worldwide IMO ballast water convention. In addition Shellfish Associated Species Inventories (SASIs) are done in Irish, British, Danish, Swedish, German and Dutch waters to enable life shellfish transports while minimizing invasive species risks with the Shellfish Import Monitoring Protocol (SIMP). Other projects focus on fouling organisms on marine structures, in cooling water systems and underground sea-water systems.