(WASHINGTON) — Green Marine and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) have signed a partnership agreement 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 towards environmental advancement.
Through this cooperation, Green Marine gains access to a greater pool of technical experts and delegates. 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 SNAME Executive Director Gene Sanders. "We believe this new collaboration will help us achieve our common goals.”
"In my view, sustainability works hand in hand with innovation and technology," said Green Marine Executive Director David Bolduc. "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 nonprofit, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. For many, SNAME has been essential to career development and success in the industry. With more than 6,000 members around the world in 85 countries, SNAME is the international community for maritime and ocean professionals. For more information, visit www.sname.org.
About Green Marine
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 shipowners, port authorities, terminals and shipyards from coast to coast, in Canada and the United States, participating in the program. For more information, visit www.green-marine.org.