Celebrating 50 Years of Protecting the Marine Environment

The International Convention for the
Prevention of Pollution from Ships






Join NAMEPA for a complimentary series of discussions led by our corporate members and partners as we celebrate 50 years of MARPOL. This 8-part webinar series has been developed to increase marine environmental awareness and MARPOL compliance. 

Each 1-hour webinar will dive deeper into different annexes and key environmental challenges and solutions in the maritime industry. 

Explore the webinars below and register today! 


January 18, 2023 at 1500 ET

Annex I

Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil from Ships

  • Discover what started MARPOL
  • Understand how Annex I protects the marine environment 
  • Explore how Annex I has changed over the past 50 years
  • Investigate proper compliance




February 22, 2023 at 1500 ET

Annex II & III

Regulation for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk & Regulation for the Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried at Sea by Package Form

  • Explore the similarities in Annex II and III
  • Learn how these substances affect the marine environment and us 
  • Discover and learn about proper equipment to be compliant




April 19, 2023 at 1500 ET

Annex IV

Regulation for the Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships

  • Explore solutions that support compliance 
  • Review proper disposal and discharge of sewage 
  • Investigate the importance of compliance to protect coastal communities and habitats 



May 10, 2023 at 1500 ET

Compliance and Safety

  • Explore how safety at sea is connected to MARPOL compliance
  • Investigate ways safety at sea and the welfare of mariners improve working conditions
  • Discuss ways safe work environments impact the marine environment



June 14, 2023 at 1500 ET

Annex V

Regulation for the Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships

  • Learn how this annex is different from others
  • Explore how this annex is enforced 
  • Discuss ways to educate seafarers 



July 19, 2023 at 1500 ET

Annex VI

Regulation for the Prevention of Air Pollution by Ships

  • Learn about the scope of Annex VI
  • Explore the data acquisition involved in this annex
  • Investigate current ratifications and refinements
  • Examine and review the conclusions of the MEPC meeting
  • Discuss what this annex will look like in the future



August 16, 2023 at 1500 ET

Ballast Water, Antifouling, & Invasive Species 

  • Investigate examples of invasive species introduction and the damage they cause to environments 
    • Explore solutions and systems to reduce the impact and spread of invasive species
  • Learn about systems in place for antifouling mechanisms 
    • Explore the environmental impacts of these systems 




November 29th @1500 ET

Ship Salvage and Recycling

  • Explore the challenges and solutions to ship salvaging 
  • Explore the challenges and solutions to ship recycling



Tools for Effective Environmental Compliance

NAMEPA's MARPOL guide can assist seafarers and shoreside personnel to better understand MARPOL regulations, why they are needed to preserve the marine environment, and how to better comply.

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