Green Marine, SNAME Announce Partnership

Green Marine and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) announced a partnership agreement March 8 to further their common goals in fostering greater environmental sustainability in the maritime sector.

The agreement, signed earlier this year, will serve as a framework to enhance technical cooperation between the two parties and encourage the exchange of information to raise awareness for both organizations and in program development toward environmental advancement.

Through this cooperation, Green Marine gains access to a greater pool of technical experts. Eleanor Kirtley, Green Marine’s West Coast program manager, is delegated as chair of SNAME’s Technical and Research Environmental Committee. In exchange, SNAME becomes a Green Marine Association member. SNAME and Green Marine also agree to be partners in the marketing and branding of the two organizations.

“SNAME looks forward to a very productive partnership that will promote our respective work within each of our networks,” said Gene Sanders, SNAME executive director. “We believe this new collaboration will help us achieve our common goals.”

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 “In my view, sustainability works hand in hand with innovation and technology,” said David Bolduc, Green Marine executive director. “In addition to spreading the word about our program through a new network, this collaboration will bring a valuable technical input to our criteria development.”

SNAME is an internationally recognized non-profit, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. It has more than 6,000 members around the world in 85 countries.

Green Marine is a voluntary marine industry initiative with the goal of achieving levels of environmental performance that exceed regulatory requirements in areas such as air/land/water emissions. There are currently more than 130 ship owners, port authorities, terminals and shipyards from coast to coast, in Canada and the United States, participating in the program.