Alexandria, 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 initiative is 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 2012 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, 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, other marine salvage related or marine environmental projects.
Project abstracts of 300 words or less and a technical paper describing the project will be accepted until September 15, 2012. Winners will be notified on or before October 15, 2012.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be recognized. Additional "special recognition" awards may be presented dependent upon submissions. First prize winners will be invited to receive their awards at an industry event of the ASA and NAMEPA in the fall of 2012. For additional information on the competition and to submit an entry, please go to: http://www.americansalvage.org/science-fair/
The American Salvage Association is a trade association promoting professionalism and improving marine casualty response in North American coastal and inland waters. Visit www.americansalvage.org.
The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a maritime industry-led initiative which engages maritime businesses, government and the public to "Save our Seas" by promoting sound environmental practices. NAMEPA operates as a nongovernmental organization committed to preserving the marine environment through educating seafarers, port communities and students about the need, and strategies, for protecting this important global resource. For more information, please visit: www.namepa.net.
For more information, contact:
American Salvage Association 801 North Quincy Street, Suite 200 Arlington VA 22203 United States Phone: 1-703-373-2267 Fax: 1-703-373-2036
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