The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources.

Marine Industry Programs

NAMEPA brings together industry, government, regulatory, conservation and educational organizations to provide access, collaboration and participation in preserving the marine environment.


  • Three Annual Industry Conferences
  • CSR/ESG Program
  • Marine Environmental Awareness Training


NAMEPA’s mission is to educate seafarers, students, and the public on marine environments, marine pollution, and the maritime industry. We work to educate students of all ages on the necessary balance between commerce and conservation and inspire students to use this knowledge to become better ocean stewards!

  • Planet and Ocean Discovery Series (PODS)
  • Parent Survival Series (PSS)
  • Educator Guides and Handouts
  • In-classroom & virtual programs for students and teachers

For more information on NAMEPA Education, contact Lisa Piastuch at 

Become a Member

Join NAMEPA to help us advocate preserving the marine environment by promoting marine industry best practices.

Donate Today!

Every donation counts. Your tax-deductible donation will help us protect the marine environment, support the marine industry, and educate communities to #SaveOurSeas

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You can reach us at contact@namepa.net or visit www.namepa.net to learn more.

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