NAMEPA members help to Save Our Seas!


Membership Benefits

  • Participation in a network of marine companies with an interest in promoting sound environmental practices
  • Collaboration with leaders in industry, government, regulatory and environmental organizations committed to preserving the marine environment
  • Access to community relations programs and educational materials advocating communities and students to be active stewards of the marine environment
  • Endorsement of your company, the marine industry, and the marine environment through leadership and participation in industry events and strategic alliances on a global basis

“Uniquely well-positioned to coordinate the initiatives required by this approach across the widest range of stakeholders within industry, government and the public at large.”

— Joe Hughes, SCB, Inc.

“NAMEPA is a pioneer in the maritime industry; always ahead of the times and breaking boundaries. As a company we are a proud member of NAMEPA and I am personally delighted to be able to serve on its board.”

— Marina Hadjipateras, Dorian LPG

Membership Services

  • Conferences, Seminars, and Speaker Series, provide the opportunity to meet with a wide variety of industry professionals and expand partnering with organizations on a global basis to accomplish common goals.
  • Marine Environment and Industry Education Lessons and Activities geared toward students
  • K-12 which are easily adaptable to a wide-range of settings such as in-house education, students and the public in general.
  • Extensive Social Media Outlets – promotion of the marine industry, its role in global commerce, and news of member companies through active social media programs.
  • ESG Maritime Sustainability Program designed expressly for the maritime industry.
  • Online MARPOL Compliance Handbook for seafarers and shoreside personnel. A program to engage industry on the how and why it is important to Save the Seas.

“NAMEPA’s capacity to clearly articulate and fulfil its mission of industry-led environmental stewardship is due in no small part to its incredibly engaged and active membership. This industry engagement and collaboration is a credit to the organisation. Their proactive approach to “save our seas” is shared by their international network of MEPAs, ensuring global perspective for this monumental task. NAMEPA’s work reflects my professional endeavours as well as my personal ethos, and I am proud to serve as Treasurer.”

— Anuj ChopraVice-President – Americas, RightShip

“NAMEPA is that rare convergence of a shipping organization that cares about shipping and protecting the marine environment. How they educate the next generation of seafarers and ecologists is truly amazing. It’s been an honor to serve on the NAMEPA Board these past two years.”

— Joan Bondareff, Blank Rome LLP

Join NAMEPA to help us advocate preserving the marine environment by promoting marine industry best practices.

Contact Gail Nicholas, Director of Development, at with any questions or to process your membership application!




Our Members


Clay Maitland
NAMEPA Founding Chairman
International Registries, Inc.

Carleen Lyden Walker
NAMEPA Co-Founder & CEO
Morgan Marketing & Communications


Blank Rome Maritime

Morgan Marketing and Communications

Clay Maitland

Delphin Shipping
Director Emeritus: Sophocles Zoullas

Nicky Pappadakis

SeaGroup, Inc.



Alaska Institute of Technology

Alaska SeaLife Center

American Salvage Association

American Waterways Operators

Astoria Park Alliance


Boys & Girls Clubs of America

California Coastal Commission

Chamber of Shipping of America

CLF (Conservation Law Foundation)

Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA)

Cruise Lines Intl Association 

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Florida Aquarium

Glazer Children’s Museum

Green Marine

Inter-American Committee on Ports (OAS-CIP)


International Maritime Organization (IMO)

International Seafarers Center at Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation, LTD (ITOPF)


LSM Lead Program, MD


Marine Exchange of Southern California

Marine Society of the City of New York

Methanol Institute

Mexico Pilots Association

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

National Geographic

National Marine Educator’s Association (NMEA)

National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)

New England Ocean Action Network (NEOAN)

New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative (NEOSEC)

New England Science and Sailing (NESS)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA)

Norwalk Maritime Aquarium

NOAA / National Marine Sanctuaries

Ocean Conservancy

One More Generation (OneLessStraw Campaign)

Patagonia, Westport CT

PortFest Baltimore

Restore America’s Estuaries

Sailors for Sea

San Mateo County Harbor District

Sea Partners


Southeastern New England Marine Educators (SENEME)

Tall Ships America

Teach Fleet

The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Transport Canada

US Coast Guard

US Coast Guard Auxiliary

US Power Squadrons

Waterfront Alliance

Westerly Recreation Department

Western Dredging Association

West Gulf Maritime Association

Wildlife Conservation Society

Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA)


Boston School International (BSI)

Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Education Center (BRASTEC)

California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime)

Columbia University

Enfield High School

Escuela Nautica de Veracruz

Fairfield Ludlowe High School (FLHS)

Gaithersburg High School (GHS)

Great Lakes Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy

Maritime Academy Charter School (MACHS)

Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Mass Maritime)

New York Harbor School

Staples High School

Stephen P. Austin Senior High School

SUNY Maritime College

Syracuse University

Texas A&M Maritime Academy

University of Houston – Center for Logistics & Transportation Policy

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

YMCA Bridgeport, CT


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