NAMEPA February Activity Report
Education, Events, Membership
NAMEPA is continuing its partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs by creating an upcoming program to launch in the spring! The 8-week program will educate the next generation on all things maritime. In addition, NAMEPA spoke to the Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club middle school students on maritime industry careers and their potential impacts in the field.
NAMEPA is currently adapting the Adopt a Ship program in North America to more successfully connect students and seafarers, while raising awareness on the importance seafarers and the maritime community have on our everyday lives. Click here for more information and how to get involved!
NAMEPA recently met with the UNC-Wilmington Chapter to discuss marine conservation initiatives moving forward and ways they have been engaging students. Start your own NAMEPA Chapter.

Wilmington, NC NAMEPA spoke at the Propeller Club meeting to discuss sustainability in shipping and introduce our MARPOL Compliance booklet to peers in the industry. (Pictured right)

San Pedro, CA We shared our resources at the One-day Ocean Literacy Summit and how they can be effectively used on tall ships. Read more here.
New Haven, CT NAMEPA Co-founder and Director, C arleen, was given an opportunity to speak at the Accelerated MBA program at Southern Connecticut State University on Sustainability in Shipping. (Pictured left)
Montego Bay, Jamaica NAMEPA presented to the Ministers of Transportation on the merits of CARIBMEPA and the need to implement MARPOL in the Caribbean.
January can be summarized as the month of "Sustainability in Shipping." With visits to our Southeast Florida members at both Resolve Marine and Port Everglades, it was terrific to get caught up with our members who work assiduously to Save Our Seas!
Cal Maritime
Cal Maritime - What's in Your Stack?
January 11, 2019
Vallejo, CA
NAMEPA had a great event on industry and education outreach for the Cal Maritime event. The seminar explored regulatory framework impacts, what challenges the shipping industry faces, and what a sustainable future looks like.
What the Maritime Industry Needs for the Future: Creating Order Out of Chaos
February 28, 2019
Houston, TX
This conference was designed to help the marine industry navigate changes today to ensure long-term sustainability of the ocean and industry.
Greece NAMEPA's Executive Director, Carleen Lyden-Walker, was a guest speaker to discuss regulatory updates in the United States, focusing on Ballast Water and Emissions at the Yacht Club of Greece in Piraeus. NAMEPA educated on current industry practices in the United States and their implications. This theme was carried over to Athens, where Carleen was a keynote speaker at the SAFETY4SEA conference emphasizing industry needs to embrace convergence in order to be more efficient and sustainable.
Safety at Sea - National Maritime Day Seminar and AMVER Award s
May 22, 2019
Washington, D.C.

1st World Congress on Maritime Heritage
March 13 - 15, 2019
The Consortium for International Maritime Heritage will host the 1st World Congress on Maritime Heritage this spring in Singapore. The goal is to create a space for global maritime stakeholders to form new partnerships, understand our common maritime heritage, and find ways to secure a sustainable future. Click here for more information.
CMA Shipping 2019
April 2-4, 2019
Stamford, CT
The Connecticut Maritime Association annual conference is the largest international shipping exposition in North America. More than 2500 delegates and 160 exhibitors attend the event which features seminars on current, critical, commercial, technical and regulatory issues of that immediately impact the industry. " The CMA community has their fingers on the pulse of the money: Finance, Trading and Cargoes – transactions, revenue and opportunity!" ! Click here for more information.
NAMEPA would like to congratulate our newest members for their commitment to Save Our Seas!
Donjon Marine
Marinakis Chartering
MSC Group

Binnacle Maritime, LLC
Methanol Institute
Steve Huvane
Joe Sanchez
David Young
Elise Young

Join us! Click here
to learn more about the benefits of a
and how YOU can help to Save Our Seas!
NAMEPA is once again partnering with the American Salvage Association (ASA) to recognize students in high school and college for their contributions to scientific research in marine science and the maritime industry. Submissions will be accepted until September 7th. Click here for more information. #NextGenMarineInnovators
The 2019 K-12 student art contest is now open! This year's contest theme is "All Aboard! There's a place for you in the maritime community! " It focuses on diversity and inclusion in the maritime industry, and the wide range of opportunities that the industry provides. This theme was curated to reflect the 2019 IMO World Maritime Day theme .

For questions on how to submit artwork, please contact
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