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Sea Partners Program

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Summary:


The Sea Partners Campaign is an environmental education and outreach program focused on communities at large to develop community awareness of maritime pollution issues and to improve compliance with marine environmental protection laws and regulations. 

Sea Partners messages include:

  1. The effects of oil, hazardous chemicals, waste and debris on the marine environment.
  2. How marine environmental protection laws and regulations apply to various marine users.
  3. Ways groups and individuals can take action to protect the marine environment.

For more information about Sea Partners, contact your nearest Coast Guard Marine Safety Office or Captain of the Port

 

Goals of the Sea Partners Campaign:

  1. Increase compliance with MEP laws & regulations by educating waterways users on how those laws effect them.
  2. Raise community awareness of marine pollution issues.
  3. Prevent discharge of marine pollutants.
  4. Increase citizen reporting by publicizing the 1-800 NRC spill reporting number.

Sea Partners Campaign Flyer

Program Operations:

  1. Each Sector encouraged to have a team of trained Sea Partners.
  2. Reserve members can receive ADSW orders for the days they participate.
  3. Auxiliary members support Sector activities as well as working through traditional Auxiliary outlets - boating safety classes, vessel safety checks, marina visits, boat show booths.

Supply order form; please remember to include a small description of the event you are participating with including date, location, activity, and number of people.

Events and Activities:

IOSC 2014 Call for Papers and Posters: January 25 - July 15, 2013

As an internationally recognized technical and policy forum, the International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) is seeking thematically related papers and posters for its next convening in Savannah, Georgia, on May 5 – 8, 2014. The paper and poster presentations are the backbone of the IOSC’s technical program and contribute to the vast canon of oil pollution knowledge shared between the government, industry, and academia. Invited authors present their respective papers or posters during speaker platform or interactive sessions scheduled during the IOSC. For more information please visit http://www.iosc.org/.

Let's Make Ships Greener International Art Contest

Calling all artists! Kids in grades K-12 are invited to participate in an international art contest sponsored by The JASON Project, the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA), and the U.S. Coast Guard. The theme of the contest is "Let's Make Ships Greener." Transporting goods by sea is more environmentally friendly than moving goods the same distance by air or over land. Yet there is always room for improvement, like using wind or biofuels for power, or using greener methods to process waste on ships. How would you make shipping cleaner and/or more energy efficient? Create an original poster with your creative ideas to answer this question, and you might win a prize! For more information please visit http://www.jason.org/contest/lets-make-ships-greener-international-art-contest.

Fun and Education:

Sammy the Sea Otter

For more information visit our homeport site at http://homeport.uscg.mil/seapartners


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