Focusing on Solutions in Today's Maritime World
8:00 AM08:00

Focusing on Solutions in Today's Maritime World

  • West Gulf Maritime Association Offices (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join industry colleagues as we explore “Focusing on Solutions in Today’s Maritime World”.  Never since the change from sail to steam, and from coal to oil has the maritime industry experienced such profound changes.  In this round, though, the changes are being compressed into less than a decade.  Participate as we address the low sulphur mandate, greenhouse gas, risks posed by cyber threats, the impacts of autonomous shipping, and the changing educational landscape.

View Event →

Join Us for a River Cleanup
2:30 PM14:30

Join Us for a River Cleanup

Join Patagonia Westport and NAMEPA for an afternoon river cleanup along the Saugatuck. Enjoy light refreshments at the store before making the short walk to the river. After an hour of cleaning the banks of the Saugatuck, we’ll return to the store for treats and libations courtesy of Black Hog Brewing Company. All participants will be eligible for the Patagonia gear giveaway!

View Event →
Safety at Sea- Facing the Many Changes in Shipping Today - Registration Open!
2:00 PM14:00

Safety at Sea- Facing the Many Changes in Shipping Today - Registration Open!

This seminar is designed to bring industry and governmental leaders together to discuss concerns about safety and strategies for meeting them. Why are ships finding themselves in distress, 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 over 160 merchant shipping companies that volunteer to be available for maritime emergency response.

View Event →
Ocean Frontiers III - NYC
6:15 PM18:15

Ocean Frontiers III - NYC

Join us on May 3rd in Manhattan for an evening to learn about, discuss and help shape the Long Island Sound Blue Plan – a new State and stakeholder initiative to better guide future uses of the Sound. The Plan is intended to protect the Sound’s natural resources and traditional human uses. This event also features the Connecticut Premiere of Ocean Frontiers III, a film about recent groundbreaking efforts in ocean planning, to give everyone a feel for what the Blue Plan is all about. 

A 'Sound' Future: Blue Plan Open Forum & Ocean Frontiers III Film

When: Wednesday, May 3rd – Program 7:00-9:00pm

Where: NYIT Auditorium on Broadway - 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
Free admission and refreshments

Details & RSVP:

Preview the film here

View Event →
to Apr 14

Tour the U.S. Coast Guard's HEALY Icebreaker as part of the 2017 Arctic Encounter Symposium!

SEATTLE, WA, USA - APRIL 13-14, 2017

Duncan Smith, Smith Advocacy Group LLC will be in attendance representing NAMEPA


The Arctic Encounter is thrilled to offer an exclusive tour of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter HEALY, the United States' newest and most technologically advanced polar icebreaker as part of the 2017 Arctic Encounter Symposium, Shifting North: A New Era in the Arctic, which will take place downtown Seattle, WA on April 13-14.

We are incredibly grateful to the HEALY's Captain Hamilton and crew for this incredible opportunity for the fourth year in a row!

The tour of the USCGC HEALY will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 12, the day prior to the start of AES in downtown Seattle. You must be register to attend AES 2017 in order take part of this exclusive tour. If you are registered to attend AES and would like to participate in this exclusive tour on board the HEALY, please click here.

Early bird registration with discounted rates will end this Wednesday, March 22! Register today before registration fees increase.

Confirmed speakers include U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK), Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA), Ambassador Geir Haarde (Iceland), Ambassador Kåre Aas (Norway), VADM Fred Midgette (USCG), Lt. Governor Byron Mallott (AK), and many more. Visit the AES website to review a full list of participants!

Many more exciting announcements will be released in the coming days and weeks. Register today to take advantage of the discounted early bird registration rate! Space is limited and going fast.


View Event →