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See Worthy – NAMEPA Newsletter 20 Nov. 2015

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  See Worthy News November 2015
In This Issue:
Cadets from Massachusetts Maritime Academy participated in the event
AnnualConferenceAnnual Conference
October 29th, New York, NY
On October 29th, NAMEPA’s Annual Conference & Awards Dinner was held at the Water Club in New York City.  This year’s conference, titled “Managing Change in a Changing World”, explored and discussed how to manage the changes in regulation, energy efficiency, port waste reception facilities, leadership paradigms, and cybersecurity.  An increased public demand for performance and the industry’s need to respond in an efficient and cost effective manner drove discussions on managing the changing regulatory framework and evolving technologies.  Also, a senior leadership roundtable shared their experiences in managing changes in their organizations.
For more information including downloads of the presentations,  CLICK HERE.
To view pictures from the event,  CLICK HERE.
Sultan Riaz Khan accepts the MEP Product Award for ORCA.  Also pictured- Clay Maitland; Capt Thomas Morkan, USCG; & Carleen Lyden-Kluss
AwardsDinnerAwards Dinner
Marine Environment Protection
October 29th, New York, NY
NAMEPA annually recognizes companies, educators, associations, government agencies, academic institutions and individuals whose efforts support our mission to “Save Our Seas”. This year’s honorees are Fednav, MARAD, Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network, Jefferies, Maritime Solutions, ORCA (Oil Response Cleaning Apparatus), Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and Jack Gallagher and Dave Barry of Gallagher Marine Systems.  Chris Koch, retired President and CEO of World Shipping Council received the Lifetime Achievement Award.For a more comprehensive list of the awardees,  CLICK HERE.
Click picture to see a short video of the programs you will be supporting
Now – December 1st, Worldwide
This #GivingTuesday, we invite you to join the movement by supporting NAMEPA’s education programs.  Together, we can protect the marine environment.
Visit namepa.net/donate to make your tax deductible donation today.  Every donation counts.
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FLLEvent“Strengthening Your Culture of

Attendees of the event network between sessions
Compliance” Seminar
November 6th, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Chaired by Alexandra Anagnostis of Total Marine Solutions, this seminar addressed challenges of navigating compliance, pitfalls of compliance, regulatory requirements and repercussions. The panels focued on operations, training, and more.
For more information including agenda and downloads of the presentations,  CLICK HERE.

To view pictures from the event,  CLICK HERE.

AAPAAAPA Convention
November 2nd-4th, Miami, FL
NAMEPA educational materials were on exhibit at AAPA Miami 2015
NAMEPA exhibited at the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Convention on November 2-4 in Miami, Florida. Our goal in attending the convention was to continue to broaden the NAMEPA outreach by extending our marine environment education programs into the port communities and to gain new memberships from ports throughout North America.
The AAPA represents more than 150 public port authorities in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. NAMEPA met with port representatives, regulators, educators and media to talk about opportunities to collaborate on preserving the marine environment and educating the public about ways to be involved in their daily lives. We joined the audience on panel discussions that included managing community support, effective communications and environmental stewardship and raising awareness of ports’ economic and social value.
For information about becoming a member of NAMEPA,  CLICK HERE.
James Spear presents at Tide Talk
TideTalkTide Talk
October 27th, The Florida Aquarium, Tampa, FL
“Sailing Towards Sustainability: NAMEPA and the Commercial Maritime Industry’s Initiatives in Environmental Protection” was the topic of a presentation given at The Florida Aquarium by James Spear, Seafarer and Regional Director of NAMEPA.  The international shipping industry, responsible for movement of over 90% of the world’s goods, is an indispensable link in global trade. As stewards of the marine environment, the commercial maritime community spearheads a number of initiatives to promote sound environmental practices and increased marine preservation. This Tide Talk gave an overview of efforts, as well as examined integration of new technology and developments of best operating practices in industry that help “Save Our Seas.”
For more information, contact James Spear.
EducOutreachPublic Education & Outreach

Patricia King-Alvis educates people about protecting the marine environment
October 25th, Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation, Portsmouth, VA
On Sunday, October 25th Patricia King-Alvis with the Coast Guard Auxiliary exhibited at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation’s Fall Festival in Portsmouth, VA with NAMEPA materials to educate people about marine environment protection.

To see NAMEPA’s educational materials,  CLICK HERE.

For more information about our education and outreach programs, contact Elise Avallon.
BeachCleanupBeach Cleanup

Kids learn environmental stewardship through hands-on activities such as beach cleanups
October 24th, Fairfield, CT

On Saturday, October 24th, NAMEPA hosted the third annual beach cleanup with the Torch Club at Wakeman Boys and Girls Club.


To see a short video about NAMEPA’s 2015 education programs,  CLICK HERE.


For more information about our education and outreach programs, contact Elise Avallon.

Click photo to see video of how kids and other volunteers made a difference
MiddleBranchMiddle Branch Park Cleanup
September 22nd, Baltimore, MD
NAMEPA is proud to have been one of the sponsors of a River Cleanup by three Baltimore area schools.  The students visited Middle Branch Park to clean the shoreline of pollution, restore the docks, and cut down invasive plants.  In doing so, these students and other volunteers made a positive impact on the environment and their community.


To view the video about the impact the students and other volunteers made,  CLICK HERE.

Nicky Pappadakis
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