7/28/2017: “Connecting Ships, Ports, and People” student art program contest winners

Each year, the Coast Guard, in partnership with the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), Mystic Aquarium and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (OAS-CIP), sponsors a student art program contest with themes that relate to the marine environment. Check out the winners of the contest!


1/24/2017: Ballast water management – Beyond type-approval

Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy, recently wrote an article for the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) focused on ballast water management beyond U.S. type-approvals.


11/28/2016: ‘Ships Bring the World to Us’ student art program winners

Each year, the Coast Guard, in partnership with the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), Mystic Aquarium and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (OAS-CIP), sponsors a student art program with themes that relate to the marine environment. Check out the winners of the contest!


11/7/2014: Assistant Commandant for Prevention on the growing complexity of systems

Read part 3 in the 3 part series providing key takeaways from the North American Marine Environment Protection Association conference on the growing complexity of technology and automated systems.


11/6/2014: Assistant Commandant for Prevention on the greening of maritime industry

Read part 2 in the 3 part series providing key takeaways from the North American Marine Environment Protection Association conference on the greening of maritime industry.


11/5/2014: Assistant Commandant for Prevention on domestic oil and gas production

Read part 1 in the 3 part series providing key takeaways from the North American Marine Environment Protection Association conference on domestic oil and gas production.


11/4/2014: Assistant Commandant for Prevention on the interconnectivity of domestic energy, complexity of systems and the greening of industry

Introduction to a 3-part series on domestic energy production, the growing complexity of technology and systems, the greening of industry and the implication for governance surrounding these issues.