ASA, NAMEPA announce marine sciences project awards competition for high schools, colleges, and academies
The Education Committees of the
American Salvage Association
with the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association
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, the associations say, and to promote careers in the salvage and
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 Sept.
15, 2012. Winners will be notified on or before Oct. 15, 2012.
First, second and third 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 this fall of 2012. For additional information on the
competition and to submit an entry, click here.