NAMEPA and EXP sign MOU – Partners to educate on the importance of the maritime industry

October 3, 2022: The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and EXP have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on providing educational programs to students, educators and communities about the importance of the maritime industry, protecting the marine environment, the value of the intersection of business and science, and career opportunities in the marine industry and beyond. 

NAMEPA and EXP bring experience in delivering innovative programming connecting industry and schools to educate and provide opportunities to students to learn about the possibilities [of what?] These efforts will heighten public awareness about the marine industry, our marine environment, marine pollution prevention as well as promote job opportunities for youth throughout the industry. 

“EXP’s partnership with NAMEPA builds on our deep roots in the maritime industry, while also expanding our reach into emerging career pathways around sustainability and conservation,” said Amy Grat, EXP’s Chief Executive Officer. “Working together, we can build the next generation of leaders who can Save our Seas.” 

“Our organizations share a common commitment to educating youth about the importance of the maritime industry,” says Lyn Harris, NAMEPA’s Chief Operating Officer. “NAMEPA is thrilled to establish this partnership with EXP which will lead to increased public awareness about maritime history and culture, while advocating for sensible and sustainable marine environment practices.” 

NAMEPA joined GSP YOUR FUTURE presented by EXP at CSU Dominguez Hills on Friday, September 30th to help 500 high school students discover the varied possibilities for careers! Students visited with NAMEPA to hear about exciting career pathways in the marine sciences and maritime industries! 

Based in Carson, CA, EXP prepares young people for a better life through innovative, career-readiness programs that help high school youth unlock doors, gain experience, and build confidence they need to succeed in school, career, and life. During the 2021-2022 school year, EXP programs are made available to more than 6,300 students at 11 Southern California high schools with the help of more than 400 industry leaders who served as volunteers, mentors, and internship hosts. Learn more at 

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (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 

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