Nominations open for the NAMEPA 2017 Marine Environment Protection Awards

President and CEO of the Port Authority of Quebec, Mario Girard (2nd from left), accepts the 2016 NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection Award in the Port category

NAMEPA annually recognises companies, associations, government agencies, academic institutions and individuals whose efforts support its 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, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, National Geographic, NOAA and others.

Entries for the 2017 NAMEPA Awards are now being accepted and the deadline for submissions will be 19th August.  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 1st September.

This year’s NAMEPA Awards will be presented at the annual NAMEPA Awards Dinner, to be held in New York on 26th October.  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.

Award Categories are: Maritime Industry (to include, ship owners, operators, shipyard, etc); Government, Federal, State or Local Environmental Agency; Non-Profit Environmental Entity; Individual; Maritime Academies, Harbour Schools, Universities; Innovation; Environmental Product; Seafarers Ministry (organisations and individuals may apply); and Port.

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