Cal Maritime Receives Environmental Protection Award
(Vallejo, California – November 9, 2017) – The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has named Cal Maritime the winner of the organization's 2017 Marine Education Marine Environment Protection Award.
Oceanography Professor Dr. Alex Parker accepted the award on behalf of the Academy at NAMEPA's 10th Anniversary Annual Conference in New York.
The award is given to individuals and organizations in recognition of recognition of efforts on behalf of preserving the marine environment.
"Cal Maritime has demonstrated such a commitment on behalf of the marine environment, and has been proactive in protecting the health of our seas," said NAMEPA Chairman Joseph Hughes and Co-Founder and Executive Director Carleen Lyden Walker in a joint statement.
"Cal Maritime is pleased to have been recognized by NAMEPA for our efforts in the areas of ocean literacy and environmental stewardship," said Parker. "It is our goal to provide our cadets with a fundamental understanding of ocean processes and ocean value so that they can engage the maritime community in meaningful discussions about ocean sustainability."
NAMEPA is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students, and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake, and river resources.