NAMEPA annually recognizes companies, associations, government agencies, academic institutions and individuals whose efforts support our mission to "Save Our Seas".  Since its inception, NAMEPA has been engaging maritime businesses, government, educators and the public to “Save our Seas” by promoting sound environmental practices.  Previous recipients have included Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Maersk, APL, Teekay Corporation, Titan, the United States Coast Guard, NOAA, BSEE, CLIA, National Geographic and others.

Entries for the 2016 NAMEPA Awards are now being accepted.   We urge you to consider making a submission for one of the 2016 NAMEPA Award categories listed in the Award Criteria.  Submission guidance is provided here.  The deadline for the submissions will be August 19th.  All submissions will then be carefully reviewed by the NAMEPA Board of Directors and a recipient selected in each qualifying category.  The winner will be notified no later than September 2nd.  This year’s NAMEPA award will be presented at our annual NAMEPA Environmental Award Dinner that will be held in New York on October 27th.  It is expected that for each category, the winner’s senior executive will be present to receive the award, as well as participate in a Senior Leadership Roundtable discussion on Corporate Risk Management that afternoon.

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean resources.. Learn more at

Award Categories:

·         Maritime Industry (to include, ship owners, operators, shipyard, etc)

·         Federal, State or Local Environmental agency

·         Non-Profit Environmental entity

·         Individual

·         Maritime Academies, Harbor Schools, Universities

·         Innovation

·         Environmental Product

·         Seafarers Foundation 

·         Lifetime Achievement

·         Port


3-5 pages, type written maximum.  Submissions may be made electronically to Jane Seyer at  Pictures may be included; but please keep the overall document less than 6MB.

Submissions will be judged along the following general objectives:

·         Alignment with NAMEPA goals  - “Save Our Seas”

·         Educational Benefit

·         Environmental Benefit

·         Innovation

·         Measurable Successes (objectives/targets) in improving protection of the marine environment

Submissions should highlight:

·         The Applicant’s commitment to preserving the marine environment through environmental protection initiatives;

·         New technologies/initiatives that mitigate damage to the marine environment;

·         Efforts (events, curriculum projects, etc.) in educating seafarers, students, port communities and children about the need for and strategies related to protecting the seas as an important global resource;

·         Any awards or recognition for marine environmental protection efforts; and

·         Efforts to increase public awareness on the importance of protecting the marine environment and marine ecosystems.



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