The 30th Anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup
In partnership with volunteer organizations and individuals around the globe, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup engages people to remove trash from the world’s beaches and waterways, identify the sources of debris and change the behaviors.
Walking along the beach it seemed as though we’d been done with our clean up very quickly and with very little to clean up, but with 31 volunteers we collected almost 21 pounds of garbage after just 20 minutes! Much of the debris was found by the closed for the season concession building but there were still many items found in the sand and near the water. We input our data into the Ocean Conservancy’s CleanSwell app that can be downloaded onto smartphones from the iTunes store for free.
Although September 17th is the official “International Coastal Cleanup Day”, NAMEPA is working with other groups to schedule more beach and streamside clean ups through October. Almost 75% of plastics in the ocean comes from land-based sources - that’s you and me! Let’s work together to prevent this by reducing our use of plastics, recycling them when we do, and participating in clean ups whenever we can."
If you are interested in starting your own beach cleanup with NAMEPA’s help please reach out to M.Hogue@namepa.net
- Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium Presents
NAVIGATING NEW YORK’S BUSY OCEAN:
WHALES, SHIPS AND A NEW ERA OF OCEAN PLANNING
August 31st, 2016
EAST 64TH AND 5TH AVE. THE THEATER IS THE TO RIGHT / NORTH OF THE ARSENAL BUILDING
SPACE IS LIMITED. RSVP REQUIRED: NYSEASCAPE@WCS.ORG
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.
NEW YORK'S MARINE WATERS ARE BUSY! MORE THAN $200 BILLION IN CARGO PASS THROUGH THE PORT OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY ANNUALLY, MAKING IT THE BUSIEST PORT ON THE EAST COAST. SHIPS BRING THIS CARGO FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, FERRIES TRANSPORT COMMUTERS TO AND FROM WORK, AND RECREATIONAL BOATERS ENJOY THESE WATER WAYS.AT THE SAME TIME, HUNDREDS OF SPECIES OF MARINE FISHES, SEA TURTLES, SEABIRDS, AND MARINE MAMMALS INCLUDING HUMPBACK, FIN, AND OTHER THREATENED WHALES DEPEND ON AND MIGRATE THROUGH THESE SAME WATERS.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A PANEL DISCUSSION FEATURING EXPERTS FROM THE MARINE INDUSTRY-LED NONPROFIT, NORTH AMERICAN MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION ASSOCIATION, NY STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, AND THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY. PANELISTS WILL DISCUSS HOW LOCAL WHALE RESEARCH AND SHIPPING INITIATIVES CAN HELP MITIGATE IMPACTS TO MARINE WILDLIFE THROUGH NEW REGIONAL PLANNING EFFORTS.
NAMEPA Co-Founders Carleen Lyden-Kluss and Clay Maitland had the pleasure of presenting at this year's event.
Informal Coffee Reception to Meet New District 17 Commander RADM McAllister
AUGUST 10TH, 2016
HOTEL CAPTAIN COOK
patagonia of Westport and NAMEPA Happy Hour
Join NAMEPA at Patagonia of
Westport to celebrate our efforts in the local community,
supporting environmental stewardship.
Fare for this happy hour event includes Patagonia
Provisions salmon and beer poured by the Black Hog Brewing
Company. Suggested $5.00 donation for beer. Patagonia will be selling Aluminum cups for $10.00, and will have two give-a-ways valued at $250 and $450 in merchandise!
Representatives from the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) will be at the event to discuss our work in the community.
87 Post Road East
Snack, enjoy a cold one and learn how you can support environmental stewardship in your community!
JUNE 9TH, 2016, 10:30AM - 12:30PM, POSIDONIA SEMINAR ROOM
“Trading in U.S. Waters | Ensuring a Culture of Environmental Compliance” - a Posidonia Conference Program Event – will take place on June 9, 2016 at 10.30-14.30 hours, at Metropolitan Expo Center Seminar Room 1.
This highly specialized seminar is the result of the combination of the “Trading in U.S. Waters” and “Ensuring a Culture of Environmental Compliance” Seminars, designed to assist the local shipping community and maritime stakeholders to acquire a fully integrated approach to U.S. requirements for vessels visiting US ports.
The Seminar is organized under the Auspices of the Embassy of the United States of America in Athens, by the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), in full cooperation with the Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Athens and the Int’l Propeller Club of the United States, Int’l Port of Piraeus.
This informational event will explore the regulatory challenges and opportunities presented when trading ships to the United States. Regulations and their enforcement will be partnered with shipowner experience and various compliance strategies. The United States presents some unique challenges which will be addressed during this seminar.
National Maritime Day/ Safety at Sea Seminar and AMVER Awards Dinner - Washington, DC
2016 National Maritime Day Seminar-Safety at Sea
Geoffrey R. Cooper, Master of Environmental Management Candidate, Duke University
On May 23, in celebration of National Maritime Day, NAMEPA convened a gathering of government officials, industry leaders, and nonprofit advocates at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The loss of the El Faro and its 33 crew members was a haunting reminder to all participants of how sacred life is and how important the seminar topic—safety at sea—is to the maritime industry.
The regulatory update from RDML Paul Thomas of the U.S. Coast Guard highlighted the ongoing debate over the competitiveness of the U.S.-flag privately-owned fleet, the failures leading up the loss of the El Faro, the implementation challenge of Subchapter M for the Coast Guard, the IMO approval of draft interim guidelines on cyber risk-management strategies, and the increased attention on environmental issues like ballast water discharge and vessel emission levels. Regulatory burden and uncertainty was a theme throughout the event and speakers stressed the need for smart regulations. While the vast majority of the maritime industry operates above and beyond compliance standards, there is a small minority of offenders that act in a negative way that forces increased regulations. But the frustration from the industry towards regulation is due to the conflict caused by varying levels of governance starting from international standards down to specific port requirements. Caught in the middle of these conflicts is the seafarer, and it is the seafarer that must be at the considered throughout the regulatory process. Reverend Marsh Drege of the Seafarer’s International House said it clear and simple when he said, “We all care about the seafarer.”
This is a time of enormous progress, and with that progress undoubtedly comes increased regulation. The goal of every ship owner is to move cargo from Port A to Port B, and regulations need to create a system that enables this goal to be reached in a safe, secure, and sustainable way that takes into account the realities of doing business. Captain Jack Hearn of the American Professional Mariners Association relayed the advice to “be careful, be ready, and be safe.”
The U.S. maritime industry is at a tipping point. From January, 2012 to May, 2016, the U.S.-flag privately-owned fleet declined 27% to a near record-low 79 vessels. Not only does this translate to a loss in 2,400 jobs, but barring any drastic changes, the number of vessels, crumbling infrastructure, and the decline in the number of mariners threatens the ability for the U.S. to project our troops anywhere in the world and sustain any type of serious military engagement. But Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen reminded the crowd that the American story began as a maritime story. So much of our history, culture and prosperity is because of the maritime industry, but now is the time to make the right decisions and act to insure the long-term future of the maritime industry.
1400- Opening and Welcome- Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman NAMEPA
Regulatory Hot Topics- RADM Paul Thomas, USCG
Legal Perspective Today- Jonathan Waldron, Partner, Blank Rome
Shipowners Concerns in Today’s Times- Kathy Metcalf, President and CEO, Chamber of Shipping of America
1530- Coffee Break
View From the Bridge: What Keeps Mariners Awake at Night- Captain Jack Hearn, American Professional Mariners Association
National Maritime Day Address -Paul “Chip” Jaenichen- Maritime Administrator, US Department of Transportation
Following the Safety at Sea Seminar, NAMEPA hosted the annual Amver Awards Ceremony also at the National Press Club. Amver, a program sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, is a computer-based voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide to by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea. 922 U.S. managed ships earned AMVER awards in 2015 and more than 70 people gathered to celebrate their commitment to safety at sea and honor the Captains and crews of these vessels. U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft gave the keynote remarks speaking about the tradition of mariners helping those in distress at sea and encouraging vessels owners to continue to participate in the program, noting how vital it will likely be in areas newly opened to navigation such as the Arctic. AMVER Director Benjamin Strong and the Commandant then personally presented the Amver awards to vessels with representatives present at the ceremony, thanking and congratulating each recipient for their commitment to safety at sea.
Green Boats and Ports for Blue Waters III Workshop
April 5th, 2016 to April 6th, 2016 - Narragansett, RI
University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS), the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography and 11th Hour Racing invite you to continue the discussion from previous Green Boat workshops held in 2012 and 2014. Green Boats and Ports for Blue Waters III is a two day national workshop to facilitate communication between academia, governmental agencies, and private industry about the current environmental sustainability of ships, boats and ports and develop recommendations for sustainable operation of existing and future ships, ports and other marine facilities.
The maritime industry faces continual regulatory change as it strives to reduce its impact on the marine environment. NAMEPA members, in particular, are committed to “Save our Seas”, but this approach is not without its hurdles. Complex regulations require support to insure understanding and competence and to devise an appropriate strategy for each company.
Join your industry peers at a program entitled “Pathways to Sustainability”, which is designed to be a guide for navigating through the myriad of regulations leading to compliance.
0730-0800 Arrival on campus
0800-0830 Registration and Continental Breakfast
0830 Welcome: Jack Buono, President and CEO, SeaRiver Maritime
Opening Remarks: Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman, NAMEPA
0845-0930 On the Horizon- Moderator: Clay Maitland, NAMEPA
Global Projections for Shipping: Professor Maria Burns, University of Houston
Regulatory Outlook: Capt. Verne Gifford, USCG
Legal Hot Spots: Keith Letourneau, Blank Rome LLP
0930-1030 Technologies of the Future- Moderator: Tim Curl, Nature Group
1030-1100 Coffee break
1100-1200 Post COP21: Impact on Shipping- Moderator: Carleen Lyden-Kluss, NAMEPA
What happened in Paris?: Captain Kevin Coyne, LISCR
How Industry can Respond- Anuj Chopra, Vice President, Americas, RightShip
Luncheon Keynote- U.S. Energy Outlook : Jim Muschalik, Vice President, Global Marine Commercial and Development, SeaRiver Maritime
1300-1400 Campus Tour
1400-1600 Pathways to Sustainability- Senior Leadership Roundtable
Moderated by Christopher Bastis, CEO, Seagroup, Inc.
- Ole Chr. Schroder, Scorpio Tankers
- Denise McCafferty, Director Environmental Programs, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.
- Eric Clarke, Director—Marine Operations, Noble Drilling Services, Inc.
- Nicholas D. Stillman, Managing Director, Clarksons Platou Securities
- RADM James Watson, President, ABS Americas
1600 Closing comments- Jack Buono, President SeaRiver Maritime
Why does compliance matter? Discussions included challenges of navigating compliance, pitfalls of compliance, regulatory requirements and repercussions. The panels will focus on operations, training, and more.
1500- Conference Opening
Welcome and Opening Remarks- Conference Chairman Alexandra Anagnostis, Total Marine Solutions
Why Compliance Matters- Clay Maitland, Chairman NAMEPA
A Port’s View of Compliance- Captain Glenn Wiltshire, Port Everglades
1600- Regulatory Requirements and Repercussions
Running the legal hurdles of compliance- Joan Bondareff, Blank Rome
1700- Operational & Training
Challenges facing the disposition of oily waste- Alexandra Anagnostis, Total Marine Solutions
View Speaker Bio and Photo Here.
View Photos of the event Here.
This year, NAMEPA's annual conference is entitled:
"Managing Change in a Changing World"
The Water Club
The East River at 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
0900- Welcome and opening remarks- Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman NAMEPA
USCG Hot Topics- RADM Paul Thomas, USCG
What’s around the Corner- Paal Johansen, DNV GL
Energy Efficiency – Healthy, Safe & Profitable- Anuj Chopra, RightShip
Managing Regulatory Change- Matt Thomas, Blank Rome
1030- Coffee Break
1100- Port Waste Reception Facilities
12:15- Luncheon Keynote:
Balancing Conservation and Commerce- Katie Cubina, Sea Research Foundation
1400- Managing Change
Moderator - Joe Hughes of the American Club
A new look at KPI’s- Lars Robert Pedersen, BIMCO
Modern Leadership a Changing Paradigm- James Spear, Seafarer & NAMEPA
Emerging Challenges-Cybersecurity- James Watson, ABS Americas Division
1500- Coffee/tea break
1530- Senior Leadership Roundtable
Moderator - Christopher Bastis, Seagroup, Inc.
Marc Gagnon- FedNav
Michael Carter, Director of the Environment, MARAD
Jeffrey Pribor- Jefferies
Jim Butler- Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network
1700- NAMEPA AGM
1800- NAMEPA Reception and Awards Dinner
If you would like to see photos from this event Click Here
NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection Awards
NAMEPA annually recognizes companies, educators, associations, government agencies, academic institutions and individuals whose efforts support our mission to "Save Our Seas". Since our inception, NAMEPA has been engaging maritime businesses, educators, government and the public to "Save our Seas" by promoting sound environmental practices. Previous recipients have included Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Maersk, APL, Teekay Corporation, the United States Coast Guard, National Geographic and others.
NAMEPA Awards Winners
Corporate Marine Environment Protection Award – Fednav, accepting the award will be Marc Gagnon
Government Agency Marine Environment Protection Award – Maritime Administration, accepting the award will be Paul “Chip” Jaeichen
Individual Marine Environment Protection Award – Dave Barry / Jack Gallagher, Gallagher Marine Systems
Association Marine Environment Protection Award – Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network, accepting the award will be Jim Butler
Financial Services Marine Environment Protection Award – Jefferies, accepting the award will be Jeff Pribor
Innovation Marine Environment Protection Award – Maritime Solutions, Inc., accepting the award will be Richard Fredricks
Product Marine Environment Protection Award – ORCA, accepting the award will be Sultan Riaz Khan
Educational Institution Marine Environment Protection Award – Massachusetts Maritime Academy, accepting the award will be Ian MacLeod
Lifetime Achievement Marine Environment Protection Award – Chris Koch, World Shipping Council
Workshops will be offered on the following tracks:
Educators (Teachers, Counselors, Principals)
Primary and Secondary (K-12) Marine/Maritime/Intermodal Schools (Development, Programs, Academic Outcomes, Issues)
Industry (Employers, Labor Leaders)
21st Century Workforce (Developing, Educating, Employing, "Creating Ladders of Opportunity," Partnering with Primary, Secondary and Higher Education Institutions)
Administrators (Federal/State/Municipal, Superintendents)
Facilitating School Growth, Career Awareness and Workforce Education (Removing obstacles to school completion and maritime/marine employment)
For more information, visit http://worldmaritimedayna.net.
SAFETY IN THE ARCTIC
August 13th, 2015
This event will be focusing on how to prepare for, protect against, and prevent threats to the environment in this region.
Welcome: Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman NAMEPA
Opening Remarks: Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) via video
Setting the Stage: Activities in the Arctic- RADM Dan Abel, Commander D17, USCG
- Mead Treadwell, Pt Capital
- Industry gearing up for Arctic Activity- Kara Moriarty, AOGA
- Exercises & Preparedness- C. Agneta Dahl, MEP, Director, NJ Resources, Inc.
- Matt Hahne, Resolve Marine
- VADM Brian Salerno, Director, Bureau of Environmental Safety and Enforcement
- US Chairmanship of the Arctic Council- Drue Pearce, Crowell & Moring
- Jim Butler, Managing Director, Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network
- Dr. Tara Riemer, Alaska SeaLife Center
- Willie Goodwin, Chairman, Alaska Beluga Whale Committee
- Lisa Matlock, Outreach Coordinator, Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council
- Charlotte Brower, Mayor North Slope Borough
Closing remarks: RADM Duncan Smith (USCGR- Ret.), Smith Advocacy Group
Click here for more information on our speakers!
The Captain Cook
939 W. 5th Avenue
Anchorage AK, 99501
National marine educators association 2015 conference
June 28th-July 2nd, 2014
Formal and informal marine educators from across the U.S. and around the world came together to help promote the mission of "making known the world of water, both fresh and salt.”
NAMEPA hosted two sessions, one on the maritime industry and "Saving Our Seas" through partnerships, and the other on a lesson from our latest learning guide, "An Educator's Guide to the Marine Environment." Check out presentations from the sessions:
"Safety at Sea" Seminar and National Maritime Day and AMVER Awards Dinner
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
This seminar is designed to bring industry and governmental leaders together to discuss concerns about safety and strategies for meeting them. Why are ships exploding, running aground, colliding? What role does ECDIS play? How about training? Are crews overburdened? We celebrate National Maritime Day by reflecting on the role the maritime industry plays economically and globally. The evening celebrates merchant ships that volunteer to be available for maritime emergency response.
Sorry you missed it? Watch it here!
Moderator: Jonathan K. Waldron
Welcome and Introductions: Clay Maitland
Operational Issues of Safety
Moderator: Carleen Lyden-Kluss
Cybersecurity and Ships: Capt Drew Tucci
Concerns of Ship Owners: Joe Cox
Continual Improvements to Shipboard Safety: Rich Pruitt
Bigger AND Safer Ships??: Capt. Andrew Tucci
Leaning into the US flag Merchant Marine: Paul "Chip" Jaenichen
Ship to shore: port waste reception facilities
april 16th, 2015, norfolk, va
MARPOL regulations include requirements for port waste reception facilities. These facilities are often not available, not "affordable", or not operationally practical. Join industry colleagues as NAMEPA explores strategies for compliance that work for ships and ports alike.
Conference Chairman: RADM Wendi Carpenter (USN Ret.)
Moderator: Carleen Lyden-Kluss – Co Founder and Executive Director of NAMEPA
Welcome and opening remarks: Joseph Ruddy, Chief Innovation Officer,
Port of Virginia.
Art Moye - Executive Vice President Virginia Maritime Association -"The Maritime Industry in Virgina- a Mid-Atlantic Powerhouse"
Ginger Garte- Lloyd's Register
Steve Green- Stericycle
Tom Kiernan- Maersk Line, Limited
David Condino- USCG
Heather Wood- Virginia Port Authority
Joan M. Bondareff- Blank Rome
"Fast forward into the future of maritime" conference
february 18, 2015, houston, tx
The North American maritime industry gathered on February 18th in Houston to see what the future holds for our industry. We explored the economic landscape, new regulations, air emission, port waste management strategies and more. There was an important Arctic policy update from Admiral Bob Papp, who is now the US Special Representative for the Arctic (as the United States takes over the Chairmanship for The Arctic Council). The day ended with a senior leadership roundtable discussion on where our industry is heading. Click here for the agenda.