July 23, 2020-- NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) announced that nominations may now be submitted for its 2020 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". Previous recipients have included Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Maersk, APL, Scorpio Group, Teekay Corporation, International Seaways, the Port of Los Angeles, the United States Coast Guard, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the USMMA, Global Maritime Forum, National Geographic, NOAA and others.

Entries for the 2020 NAMEPA Awards are now being accepted. Interested organizations are urged to consider making a submission for one of the 2020 NAMEPA Awards categories listed here in the Award Criteria. The deadline for the submissions will be August 21st. 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 September 9th.

This year's NAMEPA Awards will be presented at our annual NAMEPA Awards Event that will be held on November 5th. It is expected that for each category, the winner's senior executive will receive the award, as well as participate in a Senior Leadership Roundtable discussion on Corporate Risk Management that afternoon.

Since its inception, NAMEPA has been engaging maritime businesses, educators, government and the public to "Save Our Seas" by promoting sound environmental practices. Recognizing marine industry initiatives and achievements is an important aspect of communicating the industry’s value proposition

Submissions may be made electronically to Jeannie Devaney at j.devaney@namepa.net .