ASA & NAMEPA – Marine Science Projects Awards

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ASA NAMEPAAlexandria, VA-The Education Committees of the American Salvage Association(ASA) together with the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association(NAMEPA) announce a special awards competition for marine science projects conducted at the high school and undergraduate college levels. This initiatives intended to highlight the importance of preserving the marine environment through the use of sound environmental practices, to raise awareness of the art and science of marine salvage, and to promote careers in the salvage and maritime industries.

Experimental science or engineering projects involving marine sciences that were conducted in 2015 at the high school or undergraduate college level are eligible.Projects should focus on one of the following broad marine science areas: Marine Environmental Care, Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Meteorology, Underwater Robotics, Air Emissions from Ships, Alternative Fuel Supplies for Ships, Oil and Chemical Spill Remediation, Offshore Well Control, Diving Systems, Marine Biology, Marine Ecosystems, Marine Microorganisms, Ship Design, Ship Breaking, Recovery of Sunken Ships, Cargo, Fuel or Pollutants, related Marine Salvage or Marine Environmental projects.
Project abstracts of 300 words or less and a technical paper describing the project will be accepted from September 1, 2015- October 1, 2015.Winners will be notified on or before October 15, 2015.
Competition will be divided into 2 groups for prizes: High School 9-12th grades and College/University undergraduate students. 1st place winners will be invited to receive their awards at an industry function event of the American Salvage Association and/or the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) in the fall of 2015.
All papers will be considered for awards by both ASA and NAMEPA. Papers may win prizes in both contests.

For additional information on the competition and to submit an entry, please Click Here.

The American Salvage Association’s (ASA) Education Committee is committed to promoting general maritime industry interest with a focus on marine salvage, and to help develop maritime industry expertise through interactive experience with ASA salvage professionals
“Save Our Seas” is the mission of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association(NAMEPA) which is an independent, marine industry-led entity that engages industry, regulators, environmental groups, educators and the public by promoting sound environmental practices. NAMEPA is a non-profit organization committed to preserving the marine environment through educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean resources.


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