MITG was created to provide test facilities, expertise, information, and decision tools to address key environmental issues facing the international maritime industry. The primary focus is to evaluate the mechanical and biological efficacy, costs, and logistical aspects of ballast water treatment systems and to assess the economic impacts of ballast water regulations and management approaches.
The goal of MITG testing is to conduct independent, scientifically-sound, quality-assured evaluations of treatment approaches and systems with regard to factors such as biological treatment efficacy, predictability/reliability, environmental acceptability, and safety. MITG conducts R&D and certification testing of treatment systems at and shipboard validation/verification. All MITG testing protocols are based on the IMO G8 Guidelines and the ETV Protocol and employ scientifically validated or accepted approaches methods.