ASA, NAMEPA announce marine sciences project awards competition for high schools, colleges, and academies

8/21/2012
The Education Committees of the American Salvage Association together 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 maritime industries.

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


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