The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Maritime Administration:
(WASHINGTON) — The Maritime Administration (MarAd), in cooperation with the Maryland Environmental Resource Center, will hold an open forum to solicit input on the agency’s Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance (META) program and key environmental issues facing maritime transportation.
Specific topics of discussion will include how MarAd might be able to better focus requests for proposals, and how to address various levels of technology readiness. Input received will inform MarAd and Department of Transportation decision making regarding possible future research, development and demonstration projects. The META program seeks to foster collaborative efforts among federal agencies, academia, industry and the public to address critical marine transportation environmental issues.
The forum will be held on Wednesday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT at the Conference Center of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies. For more information, contact Kim Strong at (202) 366-5807.